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Bridget Brereton

Bridget Brereton is Professor Emerita of History at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad. She specialises in Caribbean social history, in the history of Trinidad and Tobago, in Caribbean historiography and in Women and Gender in the Caribbean. Her teaching fields include introductory courses to History, such as “Women and Gender in Caribbean History”, and the development of society in the Caribbean, 1830s-1930s, as well as Theory and Methods. She is the first woman to win the prestigious UWI Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Research, Teaching, and Administration (1996). She also presided over the Association of Caribbean Historians from 1994 to 1997. Her books include the seminal History of Modern Trinidad, 1783-1962; Race Relations in Colonial Trinidad, 1870-1900; and Law, Justice & Empire: The Colonial Career of John Gorrie, 1829-1892. Prof. Brereton edited the 5th volume of The UNESCO History of the Caribbean: The Caribbean in the Twentieth Century and her latest addition is From Imperial College to University of the West Indies: A History of the St. Augustine Campus.

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