Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Patsy Lewis Named CLACS Director

August 7, 2020

Photo of CLACS Director Patsy Lewis.

Patsy Lewis, Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs at Brown, has been appointed Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) for a three-year term.

Professor Lewis served as the Interim Director of CLACS for the past academic year. Between July 2017 and June 2019 she served as the Director of the Development Studies undergraduate program at Brown. Before coming to Brown, she was Professor of Regional Integration and Small States Development at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

Her research focuses on the development challenges of small Caribbean states, with a particular focus on regional integration, globalization, trade, agriculture, migration and environmental and political crises. Her publications include Pan Caribbean Integration: Beyond CARICOM co-edited with Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts and Jessica Byron (Routledge 2018); Grenada: Revolution and Invasion co-edited with Gary Williams and Peter Clegg (University of the West Indies Press 2015); Social Policy Challenges in Grenada (Commonwealth Secretariat 2010); Surviving Small Size: Regional Integration in Caribbean Ministates (University of the West Indies Press 2002); and the edited collection, Jamaica: Preparing for the Twenty First Century (Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers 1994).

She is a graduate of Cambridge University (Trinity College) (MPhil International Relations, PhD History) and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica (First Class Honors B.A. Mass Communications).