Dr. Duane Edwards
Senior Lecturer
Department of Sociology


Holds a Bachelor of Social Science degree in Sociology and a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (High Commendation) from the University of the West Indies. He joined the Department of Sociology in 2021. He currently serves as the Coordinator of the Commonwealth Master of Public Administration and Business Administration programs and Head of the Graduate School of the Social Science. Prior to joining the faculty he worked as a Research Assistant with the Department of Government, Sociology, Social Work and Psychology at the University of the West Indies. He has published in the field of Sociology and was part of the Planning Committee for the 2022 Conference of the Caribbean Sociological Association. 


  1. Edwards, Duane. 2023. “Disrupted Economy and Sociality: Examining the Socio-economic Impact of COVID-19 on Urban Low-Income Communities in Guyana”. In Interdisciplinary Perspectives on COVID-19 and the Caribbean, Volume 2. Edited by Roberts, S., DeShong, H.A.F., Grenade, W.C., Devonish, D. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-31119-2_4
  2. Edwards, D. 2021 Practical ways to manage the COVID-19 pandemic crisis: A policy brief. The Ahfad Journal: Women and Change, 39(1):28-35 
  3. Edwards, D. 2021 Social Structure and Institutional Incongruity: The Background to Guyana’s 2020 Elections. Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, Volume 45, number 2 
  4. Edwards, D. 2021 Ethnogenesis, Ethnicization and Ethnopolitics: Some Analytic, Theoretical and Policy Insights for Guyana. Social and Economic Studies Journal Studies Journal, Volume 70,


Conferences and Conference Proceedings 


  1. DaSilva-Glasow, Dianna; Dionne Frank and Duane Edwards. Barriers to the Social Integration and Economic Advancement. Caribbean Sociological Conference, June 28th- 30th, 2023
  2. D. Edwards. 2021. “Peter Wilson, Cultural Dialectics, and Relational Ethnography”. Caribbean Sociological Association Second Online Conference
  3. D. Edwards; Siebert, P; Horrocks, M; Harper, A. 2020. “Suicide prevention: Learning from sociocultural perspectives to create a sustainable community response”. Guyana Mental Health and Well Being Conference (virtual)
  4. Edwards, D. 2021 “Inverse Consequences: How Social Structures Affect Cross-ethnic Solidarity”. 14th Annual Guyana Institute of Historical Research Conference, Georgetown, Guyana