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Dr. Therese Hadchity

Dr. Therese Hadchity

Lecturer in Cultural Studies

Department: Cultural Studies


Before moving to Barbados in 1990, Therese Hadchity studied art history and contemporary culture at the University of Copenhagen. She owned the Zemicon Gallery in Bridgetown from 2000-2010, while also working as a curator, art critic and lecturer. Upon closing the gallery, she returned to academia to examine political and conceptual shifts in Caribbean art and criticism in recent decades. 


PhD Cultural Studies (UWI, Cave Hill), 2016

Research Areas

Caribbean visual art, cultural policy, anti-colonial thought, postmodern theory, diaspora, post-nationalism, networks, humanism and its antagonists.

Teaching Areas

  • Critical Foundations in the Arts
  • Aesthetics, Theory and Criticism
  • Introduction to Caribbean Cultural Studies
  • Theory and Conceptualization of Culture
  • Theorizing Caribbean Art
  • Dynamics in Caribbean Culture

Select Publications

The Making of a Caribbean Avantgarde: Postmodernism as post-nationalism. Purdue University Press, 2020
“Both Center and Margin. Alternative Spaces and Artist’s Networks in the Anglophone Caribbean”. Wasafiri, issue n. 97, 2019
“Has the Case for Cultural Resistance Expired? From Nationalism to Cosmopolitanism in the Visual Arts of the Anglophone Caribbean”. Caribbean Quarterly, Vol. 63, 2017.
“Criticality and Context: migrating meanings of art from the Caribbean”. Open Arts Journal, issue 5, 2016.
“ISLANDS. Or: the postcolonial artist and the absent institution”. AICA Paraguay website, 2011.


Art history, Caribbean visual art, Caribbean studies, cultural theory, aesthetics, cultural policy, networks. 

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