Professor Rhoda Reddock
Women's Activist, Trinidad and Tobago
Rhoda Reddock is Professor of Gender and Development and Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the St. Augustine campus. Professor Reddock has distinguished herself as an academic, administrator, and international consultant, who has dedicated her scholarship and teaching to women and development in the Caribbean Community and has been unstinting in her promotion of Gender and Development Studies as an important discipline in its own right.
Rhoda Reddock holds a BSc Social Administration (UWI St. Augustine and Mona, 1975); a Masters of Development Studies (Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, 1980) and a Doctorate, Social Sciences (Applied Sociology) from the University of Amsterdam (1984).
Her academic career began as Lecturer, Cipriani Labour College and Associate Lecturer at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. Her UWI career began as Research Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, UWI St. Augustine campus in 1985, and then Lecturer in the Department of Sociology in 1990. She was actively involved in the process leading up to the institutionalisation of gender studies at UWI and assumed her current position in 1994. Her publications include seven books (two award-winning), three monographs, four special journal issues and over 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Honours and awards
Her awards include the UWI Vice Chancellor’s Award for All-Round Excellence in Teaching and Administration, Research and Public Service in 2001, the Seventh CARICOM Triennial Award for Women in 2002 and the US Department of State International Woman of Courage Award 2008.