Dr. Keino Senior
Dean (Acting)

Dr. Keino Senior is the Acting Dean of the School of Arts Management and Humanities (SAMH). He served as co-chair of the Rex Nettleford Arts Conference (2011- 2017) and former chairperson and co-editor of the Jonkonnu Arts Journal; Founder of the Annual Gender and Development Lecture; and Gender Focal Point at EMCVPA.

Dr. Senior has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles and research projects, a few of which are “Enhancing Gender Visibility in Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management: A Jamaican Assessment, commissioned by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part of the Caribbean Risk Management Initiative (CRMI) and “Abortion and the Law: Moral or Immoral?”, presented at the Abortion Law Society Norman Manley Law School.

Dr. Senior holds a Ph.D. in Gender and Development Studies from the University of the West Indies.

Dr. Anthea P. Octave
Director of Studies (Acting)

Dr. Anthea Octave is a Training Consultant, Qualitative Researcher, and Theatre Practitioner. At present Octave serves as the Director of Studies at the School of Arts Management and Humanities. Her research interests include Caribbean Arts and Culture, Caribbean Festival Arts, Arts Management, and Theatre Arts.

Dr. Octave holds a BA (Hons) in Theatre Arts and Carnival Studies and was awarded a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies. Her Ph.D. dissertation examined the Flower Festivals and the Christmas Masquerade Tradition, theorizing on the specific mechanisms of cultural survival, and made a case for policies and practices regarding preservation, transmission, and retention to begin with understanding the organic processes that have secured the meaningful continuity of the cultural traditions.

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