Department of History and Philosophy

Dr. Richard Goodridge


Dr. Richard Goodridge
Title: Senior Lecturer
Department: History
Discipline: History
Qualifications: BA (UWI) MA, PhD (Ibadan)
Contact: Tel: 1-246-417-4392; e-mail:

Teaching Areas:
Africa and Its Diaspora; History of Ideas

Biography: Taught at University of Maiduguri (Nigeria) and University of Buea (Cameroon).
- Labour and Gender In Africa and the Caribbean

-  International Trusteeship in Cameroon

  •  J. Endeley, S. Ardener, R. Goodridge and N. Lyonga eds New Gender Studies from Cameroon and the Caribbean Buea, Cameroon: Department of Women and Gender Studies 2004.
  • R. Goodridge ed. Caribbean Perspectives on African History & Culture Bridgetown: Department of History and Philosophy 2004. ix + 200 pp
  •  Minorities, Plebiscite and Caliphate in Northern Nigeria: the Sokoto factor in the Plebiscites in British Northern Cameroons 1959-61” in Marisa Fois and A. Pes eds. Minorities and Politics in Africa Rome, Italy: Aracne Editrice 2012 pp 129 -152.
  •  “The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Its Legacy for Barbados: Some Cultural Issues” in C.H. Cardim and R.G. Dias Filho eds A. Heranca Africana no Brasil e no Caribe (The African Heritage in Brazil and the Caribbean) Brasilia: FUNAG 2011 pp 51-66.
  •  “Meres Pacifiques, Femmes Rebelles?: Women in pre-colonial Africa – an overview” in V. Shepherd ed. Engendering Caribbean History Kingston and Miami: Ian Randle Publishers 2011 pp 91 – 102. (chapter co-authored with Pedro Welch
  •  ‘”But Darkness Is a Subject of History”: the development of African Studies in Barbados (West Indies) in an age of globalization’ Journal of Caribbean History 46, 1, 2012 pp 95-117.
  •  “Historical Renaissance and Land, Labour and Trade in the Former British Cameroons” Indian Journal of African Studies XVII, 1 and 2, April and Oct 2011 pp 30 – 48.
Additional Information: Professional Membership:
Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Nigerian Journal of Philosophy

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