UCL Department of Geography


Tatianna Rodrigues

Research Title

Guyana in Barbados: Regional Integration & Migration Policy in CARICOM

More about Tatianna 


  • 2013-present: PhD Candidate, University College London, Department of Geography
  • 2010: MSc Environment and Sustainable Development, University College London, Development Planning Unit (DPU). Dissertation: Sustainable Development and Sustainable Tourism: An Explanatory Approach Using Systems Theory
  • 2007: BA Environmental Studies, Hawai’i Pacific University, College of Natural Sciences. Cum Laude; Dean’s List; Alpha Epsilon Delta Honor Society

Selected Activities

  • 2013: Development Intern, Women for Afghan Women Queens, New York
  • 2011-2013: RPCV: Environment Educator and Community Based Organizer, United States Peace Corps Itzer, Morocco
  • 2008: Volunteer Assistant Keeper: Large Mammal Department, The Honolulu Zoo Oahu, Hawai'i
  • University of London. Across the Indian Ocean: An Institute of Commonwealth Studies Symposium. A shared past but presently distinct: A comparative analysis of indentureship and cultural reproduction in the Indian Ocean region and the Caribbean. October, 2014
  • UCL JFIGS Friday Forum on ‘Race’. Racialization of the Caribbean coolie. March, 2014
Research Interests

The project will analyse intraregional migration in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), under the ‘free movement of persons’ policy. Research will focus on the Guyanese migrant community in Barbados, in order to understand the relationships between inclusion, integration, and regional identity construction. The project evaluates the role of the CARICOM policy, as a vehicle to further the regional aspiration of deeper integration.

Further Interests

  • Sustainable development
  • Social and environmental justice
  • Gender and development
  • Caribbean integration, human migration