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Dr. Camille Hernández-Ramdwar

Associate Professor & Academic Coordinator of the Caribbean Studies Certificate
EducationHonours BA (York University), MA (University of Toronto), PhD (University of Toronto, Sociology & Equity Studies)
OfficeJOR-323
Phone416-979-5000 x554193

Areas of Expertise:

Caribbean studies; Caribbean diaspora; Caribbean tourism; transnationalism; second generation; African Traditional Religions in the Caribbean; racism in Canada

Research: 

Dr. Hernández-Ramdwar is writer/director/producer of Posting for Peace (2018),, external link a short documentary on youth, social media and violence in Trinidad, funded by a SSHRC Partnership grant for the Rights of Children and Youth Partnership.

Additional research interests include Caribbean cultures and identities, Afro-Caribbean religions, diasporic and second generation identities, and racism and Caribbean peoples in Canada. She is the author of the ebook Introduction to the Caribbean: Diversity, Challenges, Resiliency, 2nd Edition (Kendall Hunt 2016). Her recent work appears in International Encounters: Higher Education and the International Student Experience (2019), Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health, Routledge (2014), Journal of Heritage Tourism (2013), Searching for Equality: Inclusion and Equity in the Canadian Academy, University of Toronto Press (2009), Caribbean Review of Gender Studies (Fall 2008), and TOPIA (Fall 2008).

Website:

facebook.com/CaribbeanStudiesRU, external link

Courses:

  • CRB 100: Introduction to the Caribbean (taught online as CCRB-100)
  • CRB 501:  Caribbean Peoples and Racism in Canada (taught online as CCRB-501)
  • CRB 605: Caribbean Tourism: Impacts and Resistance
  • CRB 502:  Cultural Traditions of the Caribbean (taught online as CCRB-502)

Graduate Program Membership:

  • Immigration & Settlement Studies

Community & Professional Service:

Recent Publications:

Hernández-Ramdwar, C. 2019. “‘A Notch in Their Belt’: Racism and Caribbean University Students in Canada” in International Encounters: Higher Education and the International Student Experience, external link (pp. 173-187), edited by C. Rose-Redwood and R. Redwood. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Burt, G., M. Sedra, B. Headley, C. Hernández-Ramdwar, R. Seepersad, and S. Wortley. 2016. Deportation, Circular Migration and Organized Crime: Jamaica Case Study., external link Security Governance/Public Safety Canada. 

Hernández-Ramdwar, C. 2016. Introduction to the Caribbean: Diversity, Challenges, Resiliency, 2nd ed., external link Kendall Hunt Publishers. 

Hernández-Ramdwar, C. 2014. “La Regla de Ocha (Santeria): Afro-Cuban Healing in Cuba and the Diaspora” in Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for Health and Mental Health,, external link edited by P. Sutherland, R. Moodley and B. Chevannes. New York: Routledge.

Neverson, N., D. Fumia, C. Hernández-Ramdwar, A. Jamal and M. Knight. 2013. PDF fileInhabiting Critical Spaces:Teaching and Learning From the Margins at Ryerson University., opens in new window Learning and Teaching Office, Ryerson University.