Steeve Buckridge

Professor Steeve Buckridge teaches African and Caribbean History at Grand Valley State University.  His areas of interest are Pre-Colonial and Colonial Africa, British Caribbean and Slavery, Gender and Sexuality, Clothing as Material Culture, Costume and Fashion Studies. His scholarship and research are interdisciplinary in nature and reveals the dynamics of race, class, and gender. His latest book, African Lace-bark in the Caribbean: The Construction of Race, Class and Gender highlights a virtually forgotten textile and examines the role of African women in the production of lace-bark (a form of natural lace), and its centrality to Jamaica's history and culture.