Verene Shepherd (Jamaica)
Chairperson of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent
Ms. Shepherd, a social historian, has been teaching courses on gender, slavery and migration and their human rights application at the University of West Indies in Jamaica since 1988.
Her doctoral dissertation from the University of Cambridge, now a published book, focused on the enslavement and exploitation of people of African descent in Jamaica.
She is currently University Director of the Institute for Gender & Development Studies and hosts a radio programme “Talking History”.