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Verene Shepherd,
University of the West Indies (Jamaica)

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Dr. Verene A. Shepherdis Professor in the Department of History at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society. She currently is a member of the Steering Committee: The Text and Testimony Collective, Vice President of the Caribbean Historical Database Project, and a consultant for the UNESCO Associated Schools' Project. Previously, she has served as Facilitator, National (Government of Jamaica) Consultation Roundtable Workshop on the Social Infrastructure in 1999 and was the First Vice-President, Jamaican Historical Society, also in 1999.

            Dr. Shepherd has received numerous awards, most recently a Publication Grant from the University of the West Indies for Slavery Without Sugar (2001), as well as the Scouloudi Foundation Historical Award in 1998. Prior to her tenure as a Network Professor with the Nigerian Hinterland Project, Dr. Shepherd was Scholar-in-Residence, College of Charleston, spring 2000. Her present research interests focus on Jamaican economy and society, particularly non-sugar sectors of the economy. She is also completing work on the Asian diaspora in the Caribbean.

Department of History, York University,  Toronto, Canada
Email: nigerian@yorku.ca
Fax: (416) 650-8173