Reader in Modern History, University of York

Henrice Altink is a former SHS honorary secretary as well as being actively involved with the Society for Caribbean Studies and deputy editor of the Women’s History Review.

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.

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