Antonia MacDonald, PhD

Antonia MacDonald, PhD
Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies
Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Phone: (473) 444-4175 ext 3259


St. Lucian born, LASPAU Fulbright scholar, PhD from Ohio State University.

Areas of Interest
The Writings of Caribbean Women, Caribbean Literary Theory, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Black Studies, Post Colonial Studies, Folklore, St. Lucian Literature
Member of Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Member of The Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars (ACWWS), Member of The Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action (CAFRA), Member of the Society of Caribbean Linguists (SCL), Member of the St. Lucia Folk Research Center (FRC)
Selected Publications

Making Homes in The West/Indies: Constructions of Subjectivity in The Writings Of Michelle Cliff and Jamaica Kincaid. New York: Garland Publishing, 2001.

“Michelle Cliff”. In Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Franklin K. Knight. (Eds.), Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography Authors New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.,( Forthcoming, 2015).

"Jab Jab is we Ting: A socio-Political Analysis of Jab Jab Mas’ in Grenada", In N. Faraclas, R. Severing, C. Weijer, E. Echteld and M. Hinds-Layne. Transcultural Roots Uprising: The Rhizomatic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures of the Caribbean. Willemstad: Univ. of Curacao and Fundashon pa Planifikashon di Idioma (2013).

“Students, I present, the young poet Derek Walcott .” (Book Chapter) ed. Jean Antoine-Dunn, Interlocking Basins of a Globe, Essays on Derek Walcott, UK: Peepal Tree Press (2013).

“Making Room For Tantie: Representations of Female Sexuality in Crick Crack Monkey”. (Book Chapter). Ed. Simone J. Alexander, Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Mothering , New Jersey: Africa World Press ( 2013).

“There is a Sob in There Somewhere: Derek Walcott’s The Prodigal”. Anthurium, April, 2013.

Selected Projects

Editing a collection of essays on the St. Lucian novelist, Garth St. Omer.

Completing a collection of short stories. This will be my first publication of creative writing.

Researching and writing an article on "Old Postcards of Grenada."