Patricia Northover

Patricia Northover, a graduate of the University of Cambridge and The University of the West Indies, is a development economist, economic philosopher, and Senior Fellow at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, at the University of the West Indies, Mona. (SALISES, UWI). She specializes in the philosophy of economics, Africana critical and decolonial theory and rural development studies. Dr. Northover chairs the SALISES research cluster on Sustainable Rural and Agricultural Development and the Institutes’ Sustainable Futures Policy Brief Series. She participates in the Global Development Partnership network ( and is also the co-founder, with Michaeline Crichlow and Sean Metzger, of the social and academic platform: Race, Space and Place, The Making and Unmaking of Freedom in the Atlantic and Beyond.

She is the author and co-author of several articles as well as editor of special issues on economic philosophy, economic growth theory, Caribbean development and cultural power dynamics, black radicalism and race critical theory, as well as on climate change and sustainable rural development, published in the Cambridge Journal of Economics, South Atlantic Quarterly, Cultural Dynamics, Global South, Caribbean Dialogue, Small States Digest and Social and Economic Studies.

She has published with Michaeline Crichlow, Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009; is a co-editor of the 2018 SUNY text, Race and Rurality in the Global Economy and of the forthcoming text with Duke University Press on Decoloniality in the Break of Global Blackness.

She is the co-producer of the adult documentary Sugar Cane: Recycling Sweetness and Power in Modern Jamaica (2018) and the children’s Television animation series, Ms. Sugga (2018) both of which aired on Television Jamaica for Black History Month 2020.



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