Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Cynthia Barrow-Giles

University of West Indies, Cave Hill

St. Lucian born Cynthia Barrow-Giles is a professor of constitutional governance and politics at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus, and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Constitutional Studies Program at the University of Texas at Austin, 2022 Class of 2022 (2022-2025). She is a former Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Deputy Dean of Outreach at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill), and Head of Department, GSSWP. She has authored, co-authored, and co-edited numerous publications on governance in the Caribbean, including five books. She has participated in several Election Monitoring and Expert Groups in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean; and was a member of the CARICOM High-Level Team to Guyana for the recount of the 2020 vote and served as Team Leader of the CARICOM Observer Mission for the recount of the Guyana 2020 vote. She served on the St. Lucia Constitution Reform Commission from 2005-to 2011 and was appointed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley to serve as Adviser to Barbados’s Republican Status Transition Advisory Committee (RSTAC) in 2021. For her public service, she was awarded the principal’s award for excellence in 2020, and in 2021, she was the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's award of excellence also for public service.