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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of History and Philosophy


Dr. Richard Goodridge

Dr. Richard Goodridge

Senior Lecturer in History

Department: History


Graduate of the University of the West Indies and of the University of Ibadan; has taught at universities in Cameroon, Nigeria and the West indies.


B.A (UWI). M.A, PhD (Ibadan)

Research Areas

The main area of research has been the social and economic history of British Cameroons, including the legal and administrative arrangements which regulated the territory. In addition, I am focused on the legacy of the  African experience in Barbados and the way this is studied and taught, especially in schools. This body of research is evidenced in several publications.

A History of Public Sector Unionism in Barbados; funded by the National Union of Public Workers of Barbados

Teaching Areas

African History
Women’s and Gender History
Labour History
The Atlantic World

Select Publications

Goodridge et. al New Gender Studies from Cameroon and the Caribbean
P. Welch and R. Goodridge Red & Black Over White
R. Goodridge ed. Caribbean Perspectives on African History and Culture
“The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and its Legacy for Barbados: Some cultural issues” in C.H. Cardim and R.G. Dias Filho A heranca African no Brasil e no Caribe
“The Importance of (African) History to the Development of the Diaspora with reference to the Anglophone Caribbean” in R.T. Akinyele ed. History & Diplomacy: Essays in Honour of Ade Adefuye


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