Professor Emerita of Social History at The University of the West Indies
Verene A. Shepherd, CD, graduate of the University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Cambridge, is Professor Emerita of Social History at The UWI. She is Director of the Centre for Reparation Research at the UWI, a published author of 7 books, a radio host and scholar activist, especially in the areas of women’s rights, human rights and reparatory justice. As a UN expert she has played a role in drafting the programme for the Decade for people of African descent and in the adoption of CERD General Recommendation 36 – “Preventing and Combatting Racial Profiling by Law Enforcement Officials. She has received several awards for her work in History, Human Rights and Gender.