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About SALISES

The Institute's history goes back to the early days of the University of the West Indies, with the formation of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER) in 1948. ISER was established in advance of the faculty of Social Sciences in order to build a solid foundation of empirical data on the Caribbean region and functioned admirably in this capacity for some fifty years.

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Directors' Message

Dr. Holger Henke
Mona Campus

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Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard
St. Augustine Campus

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Prof. Don D. Marshall
Cave Hill Campus

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Our Research

SALISES is heir to a rich and distinguished history of research inherited from the work of the Institute of Social and Economic Research (ISER), which was established at the birth of the University College of the West Indies in 1948. Among the outstanding scholars who were either affiliated to or worked closely with ISER were MG Smith, William Demas, Lloyd Braithwaite, RT Smith, George Cumper, Lloyd Best, CY Thomas, Kari Levitt and Havelock Brewster. Together and individually they were responsible for a range of theoretical interventions as well as empirical investigations that lay the foundations for contemporary social sciences in the Anglophone Caribbean. Further outstanding contributions to theory and research came from, among many others, Carleen O'Loughlin, Alister McIntyre, Joycelin Byrne (now Massiah), Vaughan Lewis, Norman Girvan, Eddie Green, Patrick Emmanuel (ISER Cave Hill), and Selwyn Ryan, Norma Abdullah and Jack Harewood (ISER St Augustine)

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In the News

24th Annual SALISES Conference - Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts | Concept Note
The University of the West Indies (The UWI) commemorates its 75th anniversary in 2023. In celebration of this landmark event, The Sir Artur Lewis...

Condolences to the family and friends of the late Ambassador Dr Richard L. Bernal

The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), The University of the West Indies (The UWI), Mona, regrets the passing of Ambassador the Hon. Dr Richard L. Bernal on January 4, 2023...

Give disabled people employment says UWI scholar

Chair of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) Disability Studies Research Cluster at the UWI Dr Bephyer Parey recommends a disability employment database to be established...

Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie the 2022 Awardee for the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie the 2022 Awardee for the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award, the most prestigious award for teaching available at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus....

Recent publication from Dr. Arlene Bailey

Congratulations to Dr. Arlene Bailey on her latest publication.

Book chapter
Pschetz, L., Bailey, A., Rankin, J., Enright, J., & Wilson, M. (2022). Designing with...

The W Arthur Lewis Page

The W Arthur Lewis Page provides a focal point for all those seeking information on Arthur Lewis and his work, and through which scholars can dialogue on the impact of his work. It provides links to online material on Lewis as well as references to other print and audio visual resources.

It includes an extensive list of his publications and commentaries on his work. Past Lewis events are documented and information is provided on planned events including those which are held annually. Contributions in the form of questions, comments or information about upcoming events are welcomed.

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Spotlight

Dr Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES). He spent several...

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