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Dr. Marcia Burrowes

Dr. Marcia Burrowes

Lecturer in Cultural Studies

Deputy Dean

Department: Cultural Studies

Bio

During 2002 - 2004, Dr. Burrowes conceptualised and crafted the four (4) core courses for the Cultural Studies Taught Masters Programme at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus. These courses were also integral to the MPhil/PhD Programme in Cultural Studies. In addition, she  wrote one (1) Elective in the MA Cultural Studies and coordinated the development of three (3) other Electives.
In 2004/5, Dr. Burrowes assisted with the implementation of the Cultural Studies Programme at both the Mona and St. Augustine Campuses.
In 2006, Dr. Burrowes introduced the Minor in Cultural Studies for the Undergraduate Programme at Cave Hill. She conceptualised and wrote the three (3) core courses for the Minor.
Dr. Burrowes has also served as Assistant Chief, then Chief of CAPE Caribbean Studies. As Chief, 2007-15, she held responsibility for the Caribbean region, circa Belize to Guyana. She conducted Workshops and had oversight of all CAPE Caribbean Studies syllabi and examinations.
She is also an actor, director and a producer and has conducted Caribbean cultural and theatre workshops in the Caribbean and its Diaspora.
In 2013, she was awarded the Barbados Service Star (BSS) by the Government of Barbados, in appreciation for her work in cultural development.
 

Qualifications

BA (UWI), MA, PhD (Warwick)

Research Areas

Caribbean Cultural Identity; African Diaspora studies; Caribbean History

Dr. Burrowes pursues her interest in cultural identities in the Caribbean and the diaspora. She has given public lectures and conference papers in Barbados, the Caribbean and internationally. In October 2018, she was an Invited Speaker re “Culture and Tourism” at SOTIC, the Caribbean Tourism Annual Symposium, held in The Bahamas. She was also an Invited Speaker for the Windrush/Black History Month celebrations held in Reading, Britain.
Marcia is Coordinator of a Landship/s Project. In 2015, she staged an Exhibition entitled ‘“How Stands the Weather?” Many Landships, Many Histories, Many Identities”, for the 50th anniversary of the Independence of Barbados. Marcia is co-editor, with Andrew Millington, of a collection of Papers on Caribbean Culture and Policy Entitled The Caribbean, the Arts and the Cultural Industries, it has been accepted for publication by Ian Randle Press.
 

Teaching Areas

  • CLTR 1100  Culture and Identity;
  • CLTR 2000: Thinking Culture: Debates and Perspectives;
  • CLTR 2100: Festivals and Rituals in Caribbean Society;
  • CLTR 6000: Theory and Conceptualisation of Culture;
  • CLTR 6010: Debates in Caribbean Cultural Identity;
  • CLTR 6030: Rituals and Masquerade Module.

Select Publications

Burrowes, Marcia and Kenneth Walters. Collecting the Memories: Voices of the Journey: Barbados-UK Migration 1942- 2015. Ian Randle Press, forthcoming 2020. In press.
Burrowes, Marcia P. A.  “Golokwati Conversations: An Interview with Kamau Brathwaite”. World Literature in English,  39: 1, 9-26. Published online 18 Jul 2018.                                                                      .
Burrowes, Marcia. “Losing Our Masks: Traditional Masquerade and Changing Constructs of Barbadian Identity”. International Journal of Intangible Heritage: 8: 38-54, May 2013.
Burrowes, Marcia. Performer. Lead role. Auntie, directed by Lisa Harewood, Commonwealth Short on Migration: Commissioned Project: B3 Media Commonwealth Writers and Commonwealth Broadcasting Association/Worldview, 2012/13

 

 

 

Additional Info

Marcia is co-editor, with Andrew Millington, of a collection of Papers on Caribbean Culture and Policy Entitled The Caribbean, the Arts and the Cultural Industries, it has been accepted for publication by Ian Randle Press.
 

Keywords

Culture; Identities; Masquerade; Crop Over; Migration; Windrush Generation; Diaspora;
Landship/s; Barbadian Theatre; Barbadian Cultural Identities.


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