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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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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Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie on her latest publications:
Biholar, R. & Leslie, D. (2024). Gender-Based Violence in the Global South: Ideologies,...
Congratulations to Dr. Bephyer Parey on her latest publication "Potential of carers to meet care needs among older adults...
Congratulations to our SALISES colleagues Professor Corin Bailey, Dr....
Congratulations to Dr. Arlene Bailey on her new Publication
Windeler, Jaime B., Urquhart, Cathy, Thatcher, Jason B., Carter, Michelle, and Bailey, Arlene...
As Jamaica aspires to achieve its Vision 2030 goals within the next seven years, a critical hurdle stands in the way. The ramifications of inefficiencies linked to obtaining a police record reverberate...
AT THE recent UWI Principal’s Research Awards Ceremony, a study, titled ‘The Socio-economic Impact Assessment of COVID-19 and Policy Options in Jamaica’, conducted jointly by the United Nations Development...
February 27, 2024 | Mona Campus
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.