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Tennyson Joseph

Political Science
University of West Indies
Antigua and Barbuda


Tennyson S. D. Joseph was born in Choiseul, St Lucia, and undertook his secondary education at St. Mary’s College, the Alma Mater of Nobel laureates W. Arthur Lewis and Derek Walcott.  He attained his PhD from the University of Cambridge, and his MPhil and BA degrees from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.  His MPhil was written on the political thought of CLR James and his PhD on the politics of decolonization under globalization in St. Lucia.  Since August 2007, he has been a Lecturer in Political Science at the UWI, Cave Hill.  Prior to lecturing at UWI, Joseph served briefly as the Administrative Attaché to the Prime Minister of St. Lucia (Kenny Anthony) between 2000 and 2003, and was an Opposition Senator in the Parliament of Saint Lucia for a brief period in 2007.  In addition to his University teaching, Joseph remains constantly engaged as a public intellectual and public consultant.  He is a weekly columnist in the Daily Nation Newspaper (Barbados); a member of a CARICOM Technical Working Group on a Regional Youth Agenda; and was a Member of a Foreign Policy Review Task Force for the Government of St. Lucia, chaired by retired UWI Professor, and former PM Vaughan Lewis.  Joseph is married and has fathered two daughters, Nzingha and Choiselle.

Research Interest

Western Political Philosophy Modern political Thought Caribbean Political Philosophy


  • Anthony K. At the Rainbow's Edge: Selected Speeches by Kenny D. Anthony, 1996-2002. Ian Randle Publishers; 2004.

  • Barrow-Giles C, Joseph TS, editors. General elections and voting in the English-speaking Caribbean, 1992-2005. Ian Randle Publishers; 2006.

  • Joseph TS. Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945-2010. Univ. Press of Mississippi; 2011 Aug 16.

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