Dr. Verene Shepard, University of the West Indies


Verene Shepard

Professor, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus (Jamaica), Institute for Gender and Development Studies

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Verene A. Shepherd, Professor of Social History at the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies, a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society (FCCS), and host of Nationwide 90 FM’s “Talking History”, is the new University Director of the Institute for Gender & Development Studies (IGDS), with oversight responsibility for the Mona, Cave Hill and St. Augustine Units of the IGDS. She holds the BA and MPhil degrees in History from the University of the West Indies and the PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. She is a Board Member of the Association for the Study of the World-Wide African Diaspora (ASWAD), Steering Committee Member of the South-South Exchange Programme for the History of Development (SEPHIS), member of the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent and a member of the International Women’s Federation.