In today’s episode, Rajan continues his travels across St Lucia to meet Dr Terencia Joseph, Assistant Professor in History at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad and Tobago where she lectures in Caribbean History, European History, Gender History and Ethnic Minorities.
In this remarkable conversation, Dr Terencia shares her research on the indentureship of Indians and migration to the Caribbean islands and tells us of the often unreported brutality of the experience, whilst challenging the many misconceptions we have of their journeys.
Her doctoral thesis is titled ‘A History of Indian Indentured Labour: The Saint Lucia Experience, 1859 to 1903’ and definitely worth a read!
About Dr Terencia Kyneata Joseph
Dr. Terencia Kyneata Joseph is Assistant Professor in History at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Trinidad and Tobago. She is currently a member of the History and Social Studies Department where she lectures in Caribbean History, European History, Gender History and Ethnic Minorities. Her research interests include St. Lucia and the wider Windward Islands with a focus on Indians, children, gender and environmental history.
She migrated to Trinidad and Tobago from St. Lucia to study for an undergraduate degree in History at the University of the West Indies, and then pursued the Doctor of Philosophy in History, which she was awarded in 2008. Her doctoral thesis is titled ‘A History of Indian Indentured Labour: The Saint Lucia Experience, 1859 to 1903’.
While Dr. Joseph is an academic an educator she views herself as a creative and feels as fulfilled sitting in front of a sewing machine or at a craft table as she is front of a computer and classroom.
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Presenter – Rajan Nazran
Producer –Global Indian Series/NazranRoth
Guest – Dr Terencia Kyneata Joseph
Art Design – Vanisha Patel
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