Online ISSN: 2221-7886

Volume 3, Number 1 (2012)
"Bridget Brereton's Gendered Testimony in Caribbean History"
Gelien Matthews
The contributions of Professor Emerita Bridget Brereton in securing an autonomous space for the study of women and gender in Caribbean history have been nothing short of phenomenal. She established, developed and taught a fully fledged women-and-gender history course. She constructed a much needed Caribbean historiographical survey of the scholarship involved in the engendering process. She advanced the women-authored text approach as a sound methodology for making women visible in the region's history. Additionally, she published several scholarly treatises carefully tracing the experiences and roles of Caribbean women in the past. Consequently, to deepen the understanding of Caribbean women-and-gender history while paying homage to Professor Brereton's original and creative influence in this academic field, these achievements will be closely scrutinized in this paper.