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Professor Patricia Mohammed
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Professor Patricia Mohammed is a Full Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies and retired as Director of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies St Augustine, Trinidad. Her research and interests span the areas of feminism, gender and development, history of feminist activism, visual culture and aesthetics and film making. Her current research project is a commissioned biography of Janet Jagan, wife of Cheddi Jagan who rose to be President of the Republic of Guyana.
The attempt to confine feminist activism in the multilingual Caribbean region over the last century to distinctive waves comprised only of the actions of self-avowed feminists is misleading. Feminist activism in the twentieth century onward is a response to the anti-colonial and political struggles of the region, it has engaged equally committed me...
Positioning an East Indian ethnicity as central to its argument, and using the multidisciplinary lens of art critique, literary criticism, and feminist theory, this paper proposes a politics of inclusion as a defining narrative in Caribbean subjectivity to heal the wounds of colonisation evidenced by racialised exclusions, competing victimhoods, an...
One of the most common threads in the Caribbean tapestry races which have populated the region over the last five centuries largely through forced or voluntary migration, is that there have emerged mixtures of the different racial groups. A large proportion of Caribbean women and men are referred to euphemistically as ‘mixed race’. The terms used t...
Who is creating the 'Other':interrogating difference in the Caribbean - Patricia Mohammed, Women's organizations and movements in the Commonwealth Caribbean - Rhoda Reddock, In search of our memory: gender in the Netherlands Antilles - Sonia Cuales, Gendered testimonies: autobiographies, diaries and letters by women in Caribbean history - Bridget B...
PIP This theoretical study of feminism in the Caribbean opens by presenting the contemporary image of the Caribbean and then pointing to the continuing influence of the colonial past in the creation of contemporary community and the establishment of identity. The paper continues with a focus on three aspects of identity, or difference, that have in...
Women in Trinidad have made enormous gains during the last twenty years in relation to equality in education, employment and equal pay. Nevertheless, there has been a backlash which is experienced by all women regardless of class, ethnicity, professional standing, or position. It is as if the society (read male-dominated patriarchy) allows women fr...