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Featured CSA Member

Gregory RichardsonGregory Richardson

Gregory Richardson is a lecturer and researcher at the Instituto Pedagogico Arubano in Aruba (Dutch Caribbean). He has published several works on Calypso Music in Aruba and the region. Other areas of research include, general Latin American and Caribbean studies, sociolinguistics, music and education.

Education

  • PhD Candidate: University of Aruba/Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2008-present)
  • MSc Latin American and Caribbean studies: University of Utrecht (2007)
  • Premaster Cultural Anthropology and N.W Sociology: University of Utrecht (2005)
  • B.Ed in History: Hogeschool van Utrecht (2004)

Job experience

  • Lecturer and educational researcher: Center for Educational Research and Development (CIDE) Instituto Pedagogico Arubano (2009- present)
  • Part-time lecturer Faculty of Arts and Sciences University of Aruba: Includes guiding MA/BA students on research projects and teaching severa courses on social research-qualitative methods (2010-present)
  • Teacher (Gesch, Ak, MA), Abraham de Veer School (Mavo), Colegio Arubano (Havo/VWO) (2007-2010)
  • Board member Fundacion Museo Arubano (FMA) 2015-2016

Publications

  • Book: Sibling Voices of Sunrise City; A collection of poems, lyrics, papers and essays about the Aruban town of San Nicolas: UNOCA, Aruba (book) (2012)
  • Chip on the Shoulder or just Exaggerated Racialized Tension? Perspectives of a Black Aruban Student and Professional Living in the Netherlands. Published in Languages and Cultures of the ABC islands. Edited by Prof Faraclas and published by UNA/FPI (2010)
  • Towards an online evidence based Caribbean community of knowledge: How the Aruban multilingual model may provide a solution. Co authored with Merlynne Williams and Regine Croes. Presented at the ACURIL conference in Sto Domingo. Winner of the Acurilean star for research (2010)
  • Rhythmic Importation, Linguistic Adaptation and Integration in Aruban Music: An analysis of Calypso and Soca’s place and development in Aruban society. Published in Languages and Cultures of the ABC islands. Edited by Prof Faraclas and published by UNA/FPI (2010)
  • Rhythmic Journeys Towards a Doctoral Degree at the PhD Research School of the University of Aruba. Published in the UA Magazine (2010)
  • Calypso Music and the Hidden narratives in Aruba: Published in Iguana’s Newfound Voices. Edited by N. Faraclas (2012)
  • Perspectives on Caribbean studies in the Dutch Kingdom: published in Languages and Cultures of the ABC Islands Edited by Prof Faraclas and published by UNA/FPI (2012)
  • Calypso music and the critical reflection of the Self in Aruba and Trinidad in Languages and Cultures of the ABC Islands Researching the Rhizome Edited by Prof Faraclas and published by UNA/FPI (2013)
  • Book: Calypso and Resistance in Aruba (PBCF) 2015
  • Documentary film Mighty Lords, Kings and Queens: Calypso and the politics of recognition by Sharelly Emanuelson 2015. (Functioned as film researcher)

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