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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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Directors' Message

Prof. Aldrie Henry-Lee
Mona Campus

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Dr. Godfrey St. Bernard
St. Augustine Campus

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Prof. Don D. Marshall
Cave Hill Campus

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Our Research

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)


In the News

Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie the 2022 Awardee for the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Dacia Leslie the 2022 Awardee for the UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award, the most prestigious award for teaching available at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus....

Recent publication from Dr. Arlene Bailey

Congratulations to Dr. Arlene Bailey on her latest publication.

Book chapter
Pschetz, L., Bailey, A., Rankin, J., Enright, J., & Wilson, M. (2022). Designing with...

Educators honoured at UWI/Guardian Group Premium Teaching Awards 2022

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. Friday October 7, 2022 – It was a night to remember as three outstanding lecturers from the St. Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) were...

Congratulations to Dr Bephyer Parey

Congratulations to Dr. Bephyer Parey, recepient of the 2022 UWI/Guardian Group Premium Teaching Awards.


SALISES Virtual Forum takes on Gender-based violence

Article published in UWI Today, Sunday, September 18, 2022

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Featured Event

SALISES Spotlight - Dr. Robert Stewart

December 02, 2022 | St. Augustine 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.

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Dr Kevin Williams

Kevin Williams is a Senior Research Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES). He spent several...

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