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"It is wrong to have an ideal view of the world. That's where the mischief starts. That's where everything starts unravelling..."

- V.S. Naipaul
 
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Patricia Mohammed
 

Patricia Mohammed is Professor of Gender and Cultural Studies and Director, School for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine 2015 -2019, a position she also held between 2007-2012. She is a pioneer in the development of gender studies at tertiary level in the Anglophone Caribbean, was appointed as the first Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at The UWI Mona campus, Jamaica and has also served in this capacity variously between 2002 to 2015 at the St Augustine, Trinidad campus. Her main areas of interest are gender and development studies, history and the study of aesthetics and visual culture.

She has published extensively in the fields of gender and cultural studies in both text and documentary film and is the architect of five National Gender Policies for various states in the Caribbean. She has directed and produced 17 documentary films among them Engendering Change: Caribbean Configurations (40) minutes, a six part series entitled “A Different Imagination” of which “Coolie Pink and Green” is an award winning film which opened the First Pravasi Film Festival in New Delhi, India in 2010 and in 2015 co-directed City on a Hill: Laventille (40 mins) which was also awarded People’s Choice in the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. She was a recipient of UWI, Most Outstanding Researcher award, Faculty of Social Sciences in 2014 and the Vice-Chancellor’s regional award for Excellence in Research and University Service at The UWI in 2015.