Travel Grants Awards Committee

Cynthia Barrow-GilesCynthia Barrow-Giles

Cynthia Barrow-Giles is a senior lecturer in political science at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus.She is a graduate of the Consortium Graduate School, Mona Jamaica. She served as Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 1994-1996, UWI, Cave Hill Campus and is a former Head of Department of Government, Sociology and Social Work at the Cave Hill Campus, 2004-2006. She has published in the areas of Caribbean international relations, general elections and voting in the Caribbean, Caribbean sovereignty, regional integration, governance, political party financing in the Commonwealth Caribbean and women and political participation in the Commonwealth Caribbean. She has authored, co-authored, edited and co-edited 4 books and  a number of journal articles.  She is a member of the International Advisory Board for the (Journal) Round Table (Commonwealth), and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Eastern Caribbean Affairs.  In addition to her scholarly work she has participated in a number of Election Monitoring and Expert Groups in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean for the Commonwealth and the OAS. She also served as a member of the St. Lucia Constitution Reform Commission 2006-2011.

MarieJjose Nzengou-TayoMarie-Jose Nzengou-Tayo

Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo (Ph.D.) is an Associate Professor of French at the University of the West Indies, Mona and the former Chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures (2005-2011). She is specialized in the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language and a researcher in the literature and culture of the French-speaking Caribbean. In 2004 she received the French order of the Palmes académiques (Chevalier). She is a past President of the Haitian Studies Association (2005-2006), and the recipient of the 2013 Principal’s Award for Research for her article “The Haitian Short-Story: An Overview” (Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Vol. 6:3).

Silvia Elena TorresSilvia Elena Torres

Licenciada en Psicóloga social, Magíster en Estudios de Caribe, es estudiante de Doctorado en Estudios de Género en la Universidad del Valle. Adicional a esto, se ha desempeñado como asistente de investigación en la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Sede Caribe. Sus áreas de trabajo son identidades colectivas y de género y cultura y prácticas artísticas en el Caribe continental e insular colombiano.

After a B.Sc. in Social Psychology and a Masters in Caribbean Studies, she is a Ph. D. student in Gender Studies at University del Valle. In addition, she is currently working as a research assistant at the Caribbean office of the National University of Colombia.  Her areas of research are collective identity and gender, culture and art practices in Colombia’s continental and insular Caribbean region.

Hélène ZamorDr. Hélène Zamor

Dr. Hélène Zamor was born in Martinique and moved to Barbados in 1993.  She began her studies in Linguistics and earned her Bachelor of Arts in 1996.  From to 1999 to 2001, she worked as a full-time research assistant in the Caribbean Multilingual Lexicography Project that was conducted by Dr. Jeannette Allsopp.   In 1996, Miss Zamor enrolled in the Master’s programme in Applied Linguistics and graduated in 1999.  However, her journey continued until 2008 when she obtained her Ph.D in Linguistics.  Dr Zamor is currently a full-time lecturer in French in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature.