The tenth Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Triennial Award for Women has been bestowed upon Violet Eudine Barriteau, the deputy principal of the University of the West Indies’ Cave Hill campus in Barbados, for her outstanding contribution to gender and socio-economic development.
Grenadian-born Barriteau is a professor of gender and public policy and author of The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth Century Caribbean, published by Palgrave International.
She won the University of the West Indies inaugural best selling text book prize for editing Confronting Power, Theorizing Gender: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in the Caribbean. She has co-edited three other publications as well as published eighteen chapters in books and ten articles in peer-reviewed journals.
For fifteen years Barriteau headed the UWI’s Centre for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit. She was the first woman at the UWI to be appointed Campus Coordinator, School for Graduate Studies and Research. This is a position she held for four years until becoming the second woman to be appointed Deputy Principal at the Cave Hill Campus.
Barriteau is currently president-elect of the International Association for Feminist Economics.