PhD Anthropology (American University, Washington DC)
Lecturer/Researcher in Cultural Anthropology, Political Sociology, and Criminology, University of the West Indies
Dylan Kerrigan is an anthropologist at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad who writes regularly for the Trinidad Guardian. He has an Masters degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a PhD in Anthropology from American University, Washington DC, USA. Dylan’s doctoral thesis was a social history of race, class and culture in urban Trinidad with a specific focus on Woodbrook, carnival, and violence. It provided cultural connections between the different political and economic climates/structures of colonialism, post-colonialism and neo-colonialism.
The Dark Side of Justice
What is justice? It's easy to point to examples of injustice, but far more difficult to say for sure when justice has been achieved. In Trinidad and Tobago, a long history of public distrust of the legal authorities mars attempts to improve procedural fairness. Read on »
Who has the power?
Life in Trinidad is not so simple. Not every class has equal political, economic and social power, or access to it. Why is that? One basic reason is historical.Read on »