The UWI Open Campus is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Community and Social Development, Culture and Gender Affairs in hosting two public lectures by Professor Patricia Mohammed, Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies at The UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Professor Mohammed will speak on the topic, Male Underachievement: Fact or Fiction? The lecture in Nevis will take place at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on Tuesday, 15th November 2016 at 7:00 pm and in St. Kitts will be held the following night at the UWI Open Campus, The Gardens, Basseterre.
The lectures form part of the Roaming Professors Lecture Series, a collaborative initiative between the physical campuses of the University of the West Indies and the UWI Open Campus being conducted throughout the region from March to December 2016.
While in Nevis, Professor Mohammed will meet with focal points from the Department of Gender Affairs, Ministry of Social Development, prior to the lecture.
Professor Patricia Mohammed is a scholar, writer and filmmaker. She gained her PhD from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, Netherlands. She is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies and Chair, School for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. From 2013 to 2015 she assumed Headship of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at St Augustine and was previously Head of the Mona Unit, Centre for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, Jamaica from 1994-2002. She was a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s regional award for Excellence in Research at The UWI in 2015.