Dr. Rita Pemberton is a former Senior Lecturer in History at UWI, St. Augustine. She holds a PhD from UWI and has taught the History of Trinidad and Tobago, Imperialism and various aspects of Caribbean History at UWI St. Augustine from 1990- 2013. She is a former Head of the Department of History and Deputy Dean, Student Affairs in the Faculty of Humanities and Education and a past President of the Association of Caribbean Historians.
She has served the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) as a member of the CSEC Caribbean History Examining Team since 2000 and from 2008-2016 she was Chief Examiner Caribbean History. She was a Member of the Working Committee of the Sub-Committee to Revise the Tobago House of Assembly Act and the Position of Tobago in the Constitution of Trinidad & Tobago from 2008-2012. She was awarded a Bishop’s High School Outstanding Alumnae Award in 2008 and a Queen’s Jubilee Research Scholar Award in 2013.
Dr. Pemberton researches and publishes on Health and Environment in Caribbean History and the History of Trinidad and Tobago. Her most recent publications include:
- “Cuba and the Anglophone Caribbean: Perspectives from Trinidad and Tobago” in Nicole Roberts, Armando García de la Torre and Mauricio Nuňez Rodriguez (eds.) Trinidad Y Tobago/Cuba: Historia, Lengua y Literatura. Havana: Advana Vieja. 2018.
- Joint Author: Study Guide: Caribbean History for CSEC. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.
- “War, Food and Security: Feeding Trinidad and Tobago in Wartime, 1939-1945.” Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press, 2017. “