Distinguished Public Lectures and Keynote Addresses
Feature Address: “The Future We Want: The Future You Deserve.” The 76th Annual Delegates' Conference of the Barbados Workers' Union, Barbados, August 26, 2017.

Public Lecture: “Ideological Relations of Gender in the Post Independent Caribbean.” Tsuda University, Tokyo, Japan, June 12, 2017.

Public Lecture: “The Signal and the Noise: Constitutional Reform and Contemporary Challenges for Grenada.” IGDS Professorial Lecture Series, Grenada, May 09, 2017.

Public Lecture: “We Loyal Sons and Daughters All? The Final Frontier: Navigating Ideological Relations of Gender in Post Independent Barbados.” Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence Lecture Series 1966+, Beyond the Broken Trident: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects, Barbados, November 15, 2016.

Public Lecture: “Creating Leaders in Caribbean Educational Systems: A Gender Analysis.” China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China, March 21, 2016.

Public Lecture: “An Unfinished Business: Patrick Emmanuel and Caribbean Political Thought.” 10th Annual Patrick Emmanuel Memorial Lecture, Barbados, November 19, 2015.

Feature Address: “Creating Leaders Through Excellence in Our Educational System: Transforming a UWI Education.” Annual Elsie Payne Memorial Lecture, Barbados, October 07, 2015.
 
Keynote Address: “Transforming University Education in the Commonwealth Caribbean: Creating Coalitions of the Committed.” Biennial Conference of the UWI Schools of Education, Barbados, June 02, 2015.
 
Public Lecture: “The Signal and the Noise: Contemporary Challenges in Barbados and Beyond.” The Annual Olive Trotman Memorial Lecture, Barbados, May 16, 2014.
 
Keynote Address: “Contesting Paradigms of Development: Creating Coalitions of the Committed.” Caribbean Studies Association 38th Annual Conference, Grenada, June 03, 2013.
 
Keynote Presentation of Paper, “In Some Aspects, Peculiar. . . A Feminist Analysis of Women and Citizenship in the Caribbean” on Presidential Plenary Roundtable: “Women and Citizenship(s) in Caribbean Societies: Rights, Participation and Belonging.” Caribbean Studies Association 37th Annual Conference, Guadeloupe, May 29, 2012.
 
Public Lecture: “Ethics of Development for Barbados and Beyond.” Annual Errol Barrow Memorial Lecture, Barbados, January 19, 2012.
 
Keynote Address: “Where Life Meets Law: Gender, Justice and Development in the Context of Caribbean Societies.” Colloquium on Gender and the Law, St. Lucia, organised by the Judicial Educational Institute, Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and UNIFEM, November 17, 2011.
 
Public Lecture: “What Love Has to Do With It?” The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, Barbados, March 08, 2011.
 
Keynote Lecture: “Protecting Feminist Futures in the Caribbean’s Contemporary.” Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Research Symposium, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Research Week, February 24, 2011.
 
Plenary Lecture: “A Return to Love: A Caribbean Feminist Explores an Epistemic Conversation between Audre Lorde’s Uses of the Erotic and Anna Jonasdottir’s ‘Love Power’.’’ Örebro University, Sweden, GEXCEL Two-Day Conferences of Workshops, December 03, 2010.
 
Public Lecture: “What Love has to do with it?: Sexuality, Intimacy and Power in Contemporary Caribbean Gender Relations.” Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Caribbean Women Catalysts for Change Lecture Series, November 12, 2010.
 
Keynote Lecture: “Implications of the Intersectional Legacies of Colonialism, Race and Gender to Constructing Feminist Knowledge in the Commonwealth Caribbean.” The 4th Annual Critical Race Symposium, UCLA, Law School, March 14, 2010.
 
Public Lecture: “What Love has to do with it?: Sexuality, Work and Power in Contemporary Caribbean Gender Relations.” Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, November 20, 2009.
 
Public Lecture: “What Love has to do with it?: Sexuality, Work and Power in Contemporary Caribbean Gender Relations.”  Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, Queen Mary University, University of London, June 11, 2009.
 
Public Lecture: “Contradictions and Contestations: The Political and Economic Leadership of Eugenia Charles.” School of Continuing Studies, The University of the West Indies, Roseau, Dominica, December 01, 2006.
 
Thirtieth Anniversary Lecture: “30 Years Towards Equality: How Many More? The Mandate of the Bureau of Gender Affairs in Promoting Gender Justice in the Barbadian State.”  Thirtieth anniversary celebrations of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Government of Barbados, Grand Salle, Central Bank, Barbados, November 08, 2006.
 
Keynote Lecture: “Engendering Development.... or Embedding Gender Inequalities in Development?  A Feminist Critique of the World Bank’s Approach.”  The 9th Derek Gordon Memorial Lecture, Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work, Graduate Research Symposium, The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus,  January 29, 2005.
 
Public Lecture: “Examining the Shift from “Woman” to “Gender” In the Caribbean: Implications for Development”. School of Continuing Studies, The University of the West Indies, Nassau, The Bahamas, November 24, 2004.
 
Keynote Lecture: “Confronting Power, Negotiating Gender: A Feminist Perspective from the Commonwealth Caribbean.” Conference on Post-Colonial Development in the Caribbean: Perspectives on Gender, History and Economics. Macalester College, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, April 16-17, 2004.
 
Keynote Lecture: “Assessments, Reflections and Negotiations: A Feminist Theorizing of the Future of Gender Relations in the Commonwealth Caribbean.” International Conference on Borders, Boundaries, and the Global in Caribbean Culture. Bowdoin College, Maine, April 11-13, 2003.
 
Keynote Lecture: “Issues and Challenges of Caribbean Feminisms.” Centre for Gender and Development Studies and the Faculty of Law, Inaugural Workshop on Recentring Feminisms. The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, June 17-18, 2002.
 
Keynote Lecture: “What it Means to be a Feminist Intellectual in the Caribbean in the 21st Century: Confronting and Theorising Power, Gender and Politics in Everyday Life.” Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, April 10-13, 2002. 
 
Keynote Lecture: “A Feminist Theorising of Gender in Commonwealth Caribbean Societies: Confronting Power and Politics.” Conference on Rethinking Caribbean Culture, Faculty of Humanities, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, June 5-7, 2001.
 
Public Lecture:  “Contested Gender Identities, Women’s Citizenship and the Quest for Nationhood.” Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Emancipation Lecture Series, Queen’s Park Steel Shed, St. Michael, Barbados, March 10, 1997.
 
Inaugural Dame Nita Barrow Lecture: “Are Caribbean Women Taking Over?  Contradictions for Women in Caribbean Society.”  Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada, December 4, 1997.
 
Keynote Lecture: “The State of the Art in Women and Gender Studies in the Commonwealth Caribbean since 1980".  Netherlands Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, Leiden, The Netherlands, June 12-14, 1996.
 

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