Henrice Altink Committee member
Her main research focuses on social inequalities in the British Caribbean. She has worked extensively on gender during slavery and in the post-emancipation period. Her more recent research focusses on race in the era of decolonisation.
She is currently completing a monograph that looks at racial discrimination in Jamaica from 1918 till 1980. It not only maps the multiple and often covert forms of discrimination in a variety of settings – e.g. work, education, and law – but also explores how they were discussed and the extent to which they were contested. Henrice has also worked on the history of medicine and health in the 20th-century Caribbean, in particular mental health, nutrition and TB and is expanding her research into the environmental history of the circum-Caribbean.