Lawrence Waldron received his primary and secondary education in Trinidad, at Our Lady of Fatima in Laventille, and St. Mary’s College in Port-of-Spain respectively, before moving to New York in 1985. Waldron holds an MFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts (1998), and a Ph.D. in Pre-Columbian Art and Architecture from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York (2010) where he also studied African and Asian art and architecture. He has taught studio art and art history at various universities and colleges in the United States, including Montserrat College of Art in Beverly Massachusetts and at several campuses of the City University of New York. He has presented and published papers on the art and architecture of the pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean, South and Southeast Asia, and Islamic Africa. He is the author of Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles (2016) and Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean (2019), both published by University Press of Florida.
LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
Book: Pre-Columbian Art of the Caribbean. University Press of Florida, 2019.
Book Review: “East of Flatbush, North of Love: A Musical Ethnology of Self and Community” in Everybody’s (magazine), vol. 40 no. 2 (New York: October, 2017), 8-11.
Book: Handbook of Ceramic Animal Symbols in the Ancient Lesser Antilles. University Press of Florida, 2016.
Essay: “The Caimans of Carriacou” in Proceedings of XXV Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology. Puerto Rico, 2015.
Article: “Shadow: Voice from the Crossroads?” in CariVele magazine, independence jubilee Collector’s Edition. Trinidad & Tobago: 2015, 179.
Essay: “Geographic Distributions of Saladoid Zoomorphic Motifs in the Lesser Antilles” in Proceedings of XXIV Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology. Martinique: 2014.
Article: “On the Demolition of MacLeod House,” in Daily Express, no.16,159, (Trinidad & Tobago: Wednesday Sept.12 2012), section two, 1, 3.
Essay: Premières données sur l’étude des adornos zoomorphes saladoïdes et huécoïdes de la collection du dépôt archéologique du Moule (translated into French by Christian Stouvenot), in Bilan Scientifique 2009, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles. Guadeloupe: 2012, 49-50.
Chapter: “Pre-Columbian Art in Trinidad & Tobago” in Season of Renewal: Celebrating 50 Years of Independence and Caribbean Partnership (exhibition catalogue). Trinidad & Tobago: 2012, 10-19.
Essay (Peer-Reviewed): “The Trinidadian Gingerbread House: Evolution of a Caribbean Classic,” in Caribbean InTransit, 1, no.2 (Trinidad & Tobago: March 2012), 61-77.
Essay (Peer-Reviewed): “By Unseen Hands: Regarding the Gender of Saladoid Potters in the Ancient Lesser Antilles,” in Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, no.5 (Trinidad & Tobago: October 2011).
Essay (Peer-Reviewed): “Geographic Distributions of Zoomorphic Motifs in Saladoid Ceramics,” in Caribbean Connections Journal, 1, no.2 (Antigua & Barbuda: September 2011).
Doctoral dissertation: Like Turtles, Islands Float Away: Emergent Distinctions in the Zoomorphic Iconography of Saladoid Ceramics of the Lesser Antilles, 250 BCE to 650 CE, UMI/Proquest, 2010.
Entries: in Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World on Inventions; Migration and Population Movements; Seafaring and Navigation; Musical Instruments; Ships and Shipbuilding of the first millennium Americas. New York: Facts on File, 2008.
Entries: in Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Ancient World on Inventions; Migration and Population Movements; Seafaring and Navigation; Musical Instruments; Ships and Shipbuilding of the Ancient Americas. New York: Facts on File, 2007.
Article: “We Are Still Here: Dominica’s Carib Reserve Turns 100,” in Trinidad & Tobago Newsday, no. 3759, (Tuesday Jan.6 2004), 22-23; and no. 3760, (Wednesday Jan.7, 2004), 3.
Essay: The Swastika on the Buddhist use of the symbol in Ch’an Magazine, vol. 20, no.3. New York: Summer 2000 and 20, no.4, Fall 2000.
Gypsy in the Moonlight, an experimental historical novel set in World War II Trinidad that combines the social realism of calypso and noir. New York: Four Rivers, 2015.