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at Cave Hill, Barbados

Institute of Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit

Faculty and Staff: Charmaine Crawford

Tel. (246) 417-4490/1; Fax: (246) 424-3822; E-mail:
Dr Charmaine Crawford is a graduate of the Graduate Women's Studies Programme at York University in Toronto, Canada. She is the Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit.
Research interests include: gender, labour and globalization; Caribbean foreign domestics; Caribbean women and transnational motherhood, diasporic Identities; and black and anti-racist feminist theorizing.


Crawford, C. (2007). “Black Women, Racing and Gendering the Canadian Nation.” In Theorizing Empowerment: Canadian Perspectives on Black Feminist Thought, Notisha Massaquoi and Kjoki Nathani Wane (eds.), 119-128. Toronto: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.
Crawford, C. (2005). “When the Body Attacks: A Black Women’s Fight Against Lupus.” In Sophie Harding (ed.) In the Hour of Darkness Surviving: The Health and Wellness of Women of Color and Indigenous Women, 265-271. Alberta: University of Calgary Press.
Khanlou, N and Crawford, C (2005).” Post-migratory Experiences of Newcomer Female Youth: Self-Esteem and Identity Development.” Journal of Immigrant Health. Vol 7, September 2005.
Crawford, C. (2004). "African-Caribbean Women, Diaspora and Transnationality.” Canadian Woman Studies Journal Vol. 23 No. 2, Winter 2004, 97-103.
Crawford, C. (2003). “Sending Love in a Barrel: The Making of Transnational Caribbean Families in Canada.” Canadian Woman Studies Journal. Vol. 22, No. 3-4, Spring/Summer 2003, 104-109.

 Flynn, K. and Crawford, C. (1998). “Race Treason: Mandatory Arrest and the Caribbean Community.” In Unsettling Truths: Battered Women, Policy, Politics and Contemporary Research in Canada, K. Bonnycastle and G. Rigakos (eds.), 93-111. Vancouver: Collective Press.


Crawford, C. (1996). (in progress). "Negotiating Motherhood: Transnational Migration and African Caribbean Women in Canada. " Ph.D. dissertation, Graduate Programme in Women's Studies, York University. Crawford, C. (1996). “The Intensification of Violence Against Women in Trinidad and Tobago During the Period o Structural Adjustment Period.” Masters MRP, Graduate Programme in Women’s Studies, York University, June 1996.


Crawford, C. (2002). “Challenging Anti-Black Racism in Canada.” Prepared for the African Canadian Coalition Against Racism (ACCAR). Funded by Heritage Canada, Government of Canada.


"Queering the Caribbean: Moving Beyond the Sexual Binary". On October 12, 2009. Panel discussion at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.

"The Continuity of Global Crossings: African-Caribbean Women and Transnational Motherhood" On February 18-21, 2010. Mothering and Migration: Transnational Motherhood


Institute of Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
Telephone: (246) 417-4490-93 Fax: (246) 424-3822 Email:

Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit
Telephone: (246) 417-4490-93 Fax: (246) 424-3822 Email: