The Rex Nettleford Fellowship

The Rex Nettleford Fellowship in Cultural Studies was established by the Rhodes Trust to mark the centenary (1903 - 2003) of the Rhodes Scholarships in the Caribbean. The award is offered annually to Caribbean residents. The Fellowship honours leading Caribbean intellectual and visionary Rex Nettleford whose work contributes significantly to the socio-cultural landscape of the Caribbean region. Nettleford is a Rhodes Scholar.

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Professor, the Honourable Rex Nettleford was born in Jamaica. He is the former Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies and he is also the founder, artistic director and chief choreographer of the internationally acclaimed National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica. Rex Nettleford’s honours include Jamaica's Order of Merit Award and the Zora Neale Hurston-Paul Robeson Award from the National Council for Black Studies, USA. He is editor of the “Caribbean Quarterly” Journal and author of such works as “Mirror Mirror: Identity, Race & Protest in Jamaica” and “Caribbean Cultural Identity.”