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Up Against a Wall: Muslim Women’s Struggle to Reclaim Masjid Space in Trinidad and Tobago



Rhoda Reddock

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Location TBD

Rhoda Reddock is professor of Gender, Social Change and Development and former deputy campus principal of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine campus. For many years she served as head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies.  She is also a former lecturer in sociology at the UWI St. Augustine and associate lecturer in the Women and Development programme at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague.  She is an activist in the Caribbean Women’s movement and founding member and first chair of the Caribbean Association or Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA). A former chair of Research Committee-32 (Women and Society) of the International Sociological Association (1994-1998) she has also served on the Council of the Caribbean Studies Association.  She has numerous publications including Women, Labour and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago: A History, Zed Books, 1994 which was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book for 1995, Plantation Women: International Experiences, Berg, 1998 co- edited with Shobhita Jain,  Caribbean Sociology: Introductory Readings edited with Christine Barrow, 2000, and the edited collection Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities, The UWI Press, 2004 winner of the best-selling textbook award of 2007and most recently the co-edited volume, Sex Power and Taboo, Ian Randle, 2009.

In October 2001 she received the UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award for All-Round Excellence in Teaching and Administration, Research and Public service and in July 2002 was recipient of the Seventh CARICOM Triennial Award for Women at the Heads of Government Meeting of the Caribbean Community in Guyana. In 2004, Prof. Reddock was a recipient of a distinguished Fulbright New Century Scholars Award and in 2005-2006; she was visiting professor at the African Gender Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa. On 8, March 2008 she received an International Woman of Courage Award from the US Department of State and an honorary doctorate from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa in March 2012.  

This event is free and open to the public.

Hosted by Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies / Co-sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies