Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies is an emerging discipline that seeks to understand the complexity of culture and its political uses. Its contemporary force and relevance is that it has a wide vocabulary for the accommodation of the comparative understanding of different societies. The central aim of the postgraduate programme in Cultural Studies is to promote the discipline at UWI as an important area of study and research and, by so doing, to stimulate academic discourse and promote understanding of Caribbean culture and identity.


• To engage with and explore the concept of Cultural Studies in a Caribbean context.

• To study and document the historical range and diversity of Caribbean peoples and their cultures.

• To examine the many facets of Caribbean cultural expression in an interdisciplinary context and from a variety of theoretical perspectives

• To promote research and publication in the area of Caribbean Cultural Studies.

• To explore the relationships between Caribbean culture and the social and political developments of the region.

• To analyse the uses and abuses of the Caribbean's cultural heritage in the economic development of the region and its people.

• To promote the study of nation and identity as defined by cultural history.

• To critique the formation and existence of gender hierarchies in the Caribbean and the normalising effects of culture.

• To establish UWI as a recognized international centre of excellence for the study of Caribbean Culture and identity.


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