Cecilia A. Green
Associate Professor, Sociology
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 1998
Race, class, gender, Caribbean studies
SOC 102 Social Problems
SOC 300 Gender, Race, and Class in the Caribbean
433 Race, Class, and Gender
880 Globalization and
I do comparative-historical work on
race/class/gender/sexuality in the English-speaking Caribbean, as well as more
theoretically cast work on the political economy of globalization and
postcolonialism, particularly in the Caribbean. I have been doing research on
aspects of the “new Chinese presence in the (Eastern) Caribbean” since 2012, in
collaboration with graduate student, Yan Liu, who is currently writing a
doctoral dissertation on a related topic under my supervision. An ongoing historical
sociological project explores the race/class/gender implications of the penal
system in Barbados during the 1875-1930 period, especially regarding the impact
on working class women and boys.
Articles and Book Chapters
2017. “A ‘Transnational Middleman
Minority’ in the Eastern Caribbean? Constructing a Historical and Contemporary
Framework of Analysis” (co- authored with Yan Liu). Social and Economic
Studies, 66 (3 & 4): 153-183.
2017. “A Historical and Comparative
Survey of the Chinese Presence in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, with
a focus on the Anglophone Caribbean.” Journal
of Chinese Overseas, 13 (2): 205-242.
2016. “The 1938-39 Moyne Commission
in Barbados: Investigating the Status of Children.” In Atlantic Childhoods in Global Contexts, ed. by Audra A. Diptee and
David V. Trotman (Routledge). Reprint.
2015. “The New Chinese Presence in
the Caribbean: Towards a Global Understanding.” In Beyond Free Trade: Alternative Approaches to Trade, Politics, and Power,
ed. by Kate Ervine and Gavin Fridell (Palgrave Macmillan Publishers), 97-115.
2014. “The 1938-39 Moyne Commission
in Barbados: Investigating the Status of Children.” Atlantic Studies: Global Currents, 11 (4): 515-535.
2012-2014. “Outbound China and the
Global South: New Entrepreneurial Immigrants in the Eastern Caribbean.” IDEAZ journal, Special Issue: From
Unipolar to Multipolar: The Remaking of Global Hegemony, Vols. 10-12, 24-44.
2013. “‘To the Scandal of the
Public’: Sexual Misconduct and Clashing Patriarchies in 1930s Dominica, British
West Indies.” Journal of Caribbean
History, 47 (1): 73-109.
2012. “Local Geographies of Crime
and Punishment in a Plantation Colony: Gender and Incarceration in Barbados,
1878-1928.” New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe
West-Indische Gids, 86 (3 & 4): 263-290.
2011. “‘The Abandoned Lower Class of
Females’: Class, Gender and Penal Discipline in Barbados, 1875-1929.” Comparative Studies in Society and History,
53 (1): 144-179.
2010. “Disciplining Boys: Labor,
Gender, Generation and the Penal System in Barbados, 1880-1930.” Journal of the History of Childhood and
Youth, 3 (3): 366-390.
2007. “Between the Devil and the
Deep Blue Sea: Mercantilism and Free Trade.” Race & Class, 49 (2): 41-56.
2007. “‘A Civil Inconvenience’? The
Vexed Question of Slave Marriage in the British West Indies.” Law and History Review, 25 (1): 1-59.
2007. “Unspeakable Worlds and
Muffled Voices: Thomas Thistlewood as Agent and Medium of Eighteenth-Century
Jamaican Society.” In Culture, Politics,
Race and Diaspora: The Thought of Stuart Hall, ed. by Brian Meeks
(Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle; London: Lawrence & Wishart): 151-184.
2006. “Between Respectability and
Self-Respect: Framing Afro-Caribbean Women’s Labor History,” Social and Economic Studies, 55 (3):
2006. “Hierarchies of Whiteness in
the Geographies of Empire: Thomas Thistlewood and the Barretts of Jamaica.” New West Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische
Gids, 80 (1 & 2): 5-43.
2001. “Caribbean Dependency Theory
of the 1970s Revisited: A Historical-Materialist-Feminist Revision.” In New Caribbean Thought: A Reader, ed. by
Brian Meeks and Folke Lindahl (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies
1999. “A Recalcitrant Plantation
Colony: Dominica, 1880-1946.” New West
Indian Guide/Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, 73 (3 & 4): 43-71.
1998. “The Asian Connection: The
U.S.-Caribbean Apparel Circuit and the Evolution of a New Model of Industrial
Relations.” Latin American Research
Review, 33 (3): 7-47.
1996. “At the Junction of the Global
and the Local: Transnational Industry and Women Workers in the Caribbean.” In Human Rights, Labor Rights, and
International Trade, ed. by Lance Compa and Stephen Diamond (Philadelphia:
University of Pennsylvania Press), 118-140.
1995. “Gender, Race and Class in the
Social Economy of the English-Speaking Caribbean.” Social and Economic Studies, 44 (2 & 3): 65-102.
1995. “Export-processing Industry
and the New Peripheralization of the Commonwealth Caribbean.” 21st Century Policy Review, 2 (4):
1994. “Historical and Contemporary
Restructuring and Women in Production in the Caribbean.” In The Caribbean in the Global Political
Economy, ed. by Hilbourne A. Watson (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner
1993. “Advanced Capitalist Hegemony
and the Significance of Gramsci’s Insights: A Restatement.” Social and Economic Studies, 42 (2 &
1989. “Towards a ‘Weapon of Theory’
for Black and Working Class Women’s Liberation -- Angela Davis’ Women, Race, and Class.” In The Issue Is 'Ism: Women of Colour Speak Out, ed. by Nila Gupta and Makeda
Silvera (Toronto: Sister Vision Press).
1986. “Marxist-Feminism and Third
World Liberation,” in Fireworks: The Best
of Fireweed, ed. by Makeda Silvera (Toronto: The Women’s Press). Reprint.
1990. The World Market Factory: A Study of Enclave Industrialization in the
Eastern Caribbean and its Impact on Women Workers (St. Vincent & the
Grenadines: CARIPEDA, 1990). NGO
of Global Environmental Governance and Small
States: Architectures and agency in the Caribbean by Michelle Scobie (Cheltenham,
UK; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2019). Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. Online First:
of Pathways of Desire: The Sexual
Migration of Mexican Gay Men, by Héctor Carrillo (Chicago and London:
University of Chicago Press, 2017). American
Journal of Sociology, Vol. 125, No. 2 (September 2019).
of The Labor of Care: Filipina Migrants
and Transnational Families in the Digital Age, by Valerie
Francisco-Menchavez (Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois
Press, 2018). Gender and Society,
Vol. 33, No. 3 (June 2019), 494-496.
Review of Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom, by
Mimi Sheller (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2012). Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 44, No. 3
(May 2015), 418-420.
Review of The Children of Africa in the Colonies: Free People of Color in
Barbados in the Age of Emancipation, by Melanie J. Newton (Baton Rouge:
Louisiana State University Press, 2008). Social
and Economic Studies, Vol. 60, Nos. 3 & 4 (Sept/Dec 2011), 215-221.
Review of The Black
Woman Cross-Culturally, ed. by Filomina Chioma Steady, in Resources for Feminist Research, Vol.
11, No. 3 (Nov. 1982), 326-328.
“Reflections on The
State and Revolution in Eastern Africa -- John S. Saul.” Two-Thirds: A Journal of Underdevelopment
Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 (1979/80), 36-40.
Review of World
Accumulation, 1492-1789, by Andre Gunder Frank, in Two-Thirds: A Journal of Underdevelopment Studies, Vol. 1, No. 3
(Winter 1978/79), 48-49.
and Transformation -- A Review.” Two-Thirds: A Journal of Underdevelopment Studies,
Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 1978), 71-74.
in Non-refereed Journals (selected):
Presence in my Intellectual World: Historical Subjects Lost & Found.” Against The Current, Vol. 33, No. 4
(Sept./Oct. 2018): 14-16.
1997. “Historical Roots of Modern
Caribbean Politics: Rebellion in the 1930s,” Against The Current, 12 (4): 34-38.
1992-1993. “Gender and Re/production
in British West Indian Slave Societies,” Against
The Current, VII (4): 31-38 (part 1); VII (5): 26-31 (part 2); VII (6):
29-36 (part 3).
1991. “Trade Unions and Women
Workers in the Eastern Caribbean,” Voices
of the African Diaspora (CAAS Research Review), 7 (2): 30-34. (Center for
Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan).
1985. “Marxist-Feminism and Third
World Liberation,” Fireweed, Issue 20,
1983. “Towards a ‘Weapon of Theory’
for Black and Working Class Women’s Liberation -- Angela Davis’ Women, Race, and Class,” Fireweed: A Feminist Quarterly of Writing,
Politics, Art & Culture, Issue 16, 21-31. [Review article]
Working Papers and Research Reports
1988. “The New Enclave Industries
and Women Workers in the Eastern Caribbean.”
Research Report, Caribbean Women Workers in Industry Project, Phase 1,
1988. Joint Project of Caribbean
People’s Development Agency (St. Vincent) and The Centre for Caribbean Dialogue
(Toronto), co-sponsored and funded by CUSO (formerly Canadian University
1980. Toward a Political Economy of Adult Education in the Third World
(co-authored with Glen C. Filson). Political Economy of Adult Education
Working Papers, International Council for Adult Education (ICAE), Toronto,
Associate Professor, Syracuse University, Sociology,
Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Sociology,
Assistant Professor, Bowling Green State University, Ethnic
Lecturer, University of Michigan, Center for Afroamerican
and African Studies, 1997-98
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Michigan,
Residential College (Social Science Program) and the Women’s Studies Program,
Visiting Assistant Professor and Director, Study Abroad
to Jamaica Program (six weeks), Center for Afroamerican and African
Studies, University of Michigan, Spring 1995
King-Chavez-Parks Visiting Assistant Professor, Wayne State
University, Department of Africana Studies and the Women’s Studies Program,
Visiting Assistant Professor and Director, Study Abroad
to Jamaica Program (six weeks), Center for Afroamerican and African
Studies, University of Michigan, Summer 1994
Lecturer (tenure-track), Eastern Michigan University,
Department of African American Studies, 1993-94
Lecturer, University of Michigan, Residential College, Social Science Program,
1989-92 (yearly contract), additional courses regularly taught at the Center
for Afroamerican and African Studies and the Women’s Studies Program
- Disciplining ‘Bajans’: Gender, Labor and the Penal System in
- Caribbean Intersectionalities: Race, Class, and Gender in
Anglophone Caribbean History
- The New Chinese Presence in the (Eastern) Caribbean
- Sovereignty and Labor Rights in an Age of Globalization
Research Grants and Awards
2017. Appleby-Mosher Fund, Syracuse
University. Project: “An In-Depth Analysis of the One Hill District CBA in
Pittsburgh: What are the Benefits to the Community?” (Research Assistant: Athena
2012. Maxwell Dean’s Summer
Assistantship for “The New Chinese Presence in the Caribbean.” $1,500 for
Graduate Assistant (Yan Liu, Caribbean field trip)
2010. Appleby-Mosher Fund, Syracuse
University. Project: “The North Carolina International Worker Justice Campaign:
A Unique Chapter in the Struggle for Labor Rights in the U.S.” $1,200
2003. Center for Latin American
Studies (CLAS, University of Pittsburgh) Faculty Research Grant, 2002-2003
(used in 2004), for historical archival research in Jamaica and Barbados.
Henry Charles Chapman Research Fellowship, Institute of Commonwealth Studies,
University of London, School of Advanced Study (4 months)
NEH-Schomburg Scholars-in-Residence Fellowship, Schomburg Center For Research
in Black Culture, New York Public Library (NYPL) (6 months)
1991-1992. Center for Afroamerican
and African Studies-Ford Foundation Project Award (University of Michigan).
Project “Afro-Caribbean Family and Gender Roles” $1,000
1986-1988. CUSO (formerly Canadian
University Services Overseas) research grant to conduct “Caribbean Women
Workers in Industry Project -- Phase I;” nine months of field work and
participatory research workshops; three months of write-up; one year of follow-up
activities. Cdn$60,000 for Year 1; follow-up meetings and workshops centrally
Selected Professional Activities
- Member, Editorial Board, Gender
& Society (2014-2017)
- Advisory Editor, Against
The Current (political magazine, semi-scholarly; since 1993)
- Core Member, Labor Studies Working Group, Program for the
Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC), Syracuse
- Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, Community Folk Art
Center (SU), Syracuse (2012- ; 2013-2016)
- Member, Board of Directors, Research & Education Fund
(UEREF) of the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America (UE),
headquartered in Pittsburgh (since 2004)