Dr. Carlene  Turner

Assistant Professor


Dr. Carlene Turner


B.A.                  History, University of the West Indies
Dip.                  Shipping, Caribbean Maritime Institute
MSc.                 Sociology/ Social Psychology, University of the West Indies
Ph.D.                Sociology, Graduate Center-City University of New York

Teaching Interests:    Research Methods I & II, Social Demography / Population Science, Immigration, (Graduate), Contemporary Social Theory (Graduate), Social Theory, Social Psychology, Social Problems, Love and Intimate Relationships, Introduction to Sociology

Research Interests:    Health and Illness, Aging, Quantitative methodology, Social Demography and Spatial Mapping, Race and Ethnicity, Gender, Transnationalism & Remittances, Immigration & Caribbean identities

Recent Publications:

Buchanan Turner, C.M. 2010. "The Impact Of Self-Care On Homecare Dependency Among Elderly Black Women."  Black Women, Gender and Families.  Spring 2011, Vol. 5, No. 1 pp. 41-65

Buchanan Turner, Carlene  and Juan Battle. 2010. "Old Enough to Know: The Impact of Health Values on Self-care Among Elderly Black Men and Women. Western Journal of Black Studies. 34(1): 1-12.

Buchanan Turner, C. M. , 2010. "Taking Care of Business: The Relationship Between Self-care and Homecare Dependency Among Elderly Black Women" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Hilton Atlanta and Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Atlanta, GA. http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p411914_index.html

Buchanan Turner, C.M. (2006). "The Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status on Post-secondary Attainment." International Journal of Learning. 13(4).

Annual Training Impact Reports & Sector Studies based on country surveys. Human Employment and Resource Training (HEART) Trust/NTA, Jamaica. (2002-2004).

 Dr. Turner is interested in helping her students to apply Sociology to the real world. Hence, she encourages the practice of such skills such as quantitative statistical analysis and mapping. She also brings to the classroom her experience of working in the non-academic research world to motivate the students about post graduation opportunities.