Rhoda Reddock

Rhoda Reddock is professor emerita of gender, social change and development. Reddock served as deputy rector of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. From 1994-2014, she was director of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at UWI St. Augustine.

Rhoda Reddock›s research interests span diverse, multidisciplinary areas. These include gender and feminism, social change and development, women‹s social and labor history, masculinities, and an engagement with radical forms of social thought in the Caribbean and a concern with social movements. Reddock has held various posts on research committees and societies. She is also a founder of various research initiatives. She was a member of the Caribbean Studies Association and a member of the Latin American Studies Association. She was co-founder and first chair of the Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA) and co-founder of the Caribbean Network on Studies of Masculinity. From 2018-2022, she was a board member of the Research Committee on Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity, and Ethnicity and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA) (2018-2022).

Currently, Reddock is a board member of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition Against Domestic Violence, a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) at the United Nations,an international advisor to the Global Fund for Women, and an honorary member of the Queer Studies, Decolonial Feminisms and Cultural Transformation (QDFCT) research network at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. Rhoda Reddock is known for both her academic and activist engagements and has received awards at the national and international levels. In 2001, Reddock received the UWI Vice-Chancellor›s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Administration, Research and Public Service. In 2002, she was the recipient of the Seventh CARICOM Triennial Award for Women. In 2012, she received an honorary doctorate from South Africa‹s University of the Western Cape. That same year, Reddock was awarded the Gold Medal for Women›s Development at Trinidad and Tobago‹s National Honours Ceremony.

Most recently published (selection): Pan-Africanism and Feminism in the Early Twentieth-Century British Colonial Caribbean (2022), Decolonial Perspectives on Entangled Inequalities: Europe and The Caribbean (Gutiérrez Rodríguez/Reddock 2021), The Indentureship Experience: India Women in Trinidad and Tobago 1845-1917 (2022).