Misir, Prem

Dr. Prem Misir is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Guyana. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hull, England. Dr. Misir is the author of several books, the most recent being Cultural Identity & Creolization in National Unity (University Press of America, 2006).

Ethnic Cleavage and Closure in the Caribbean Diaspora: Essays on Race, Ethnicity and Class
2006 0-7734-5552-3
Addresses the allegations of racism as one of the major themes in political commentaries in the multi-ethnic Caribbean and its Diaspora. The book advocates an understanding of inter and intra-ethnic class structure as a useful conceptual tool to address the issues of ethnic cleavage, racism, and discrimination, using a power-conflict framework that illustrates that inter and intra-ethnic class structure emphasizes economic stratification, caste, internal colonialism, and a diversity of class-based and Marxist theories.

Racial Ethnic Imbalance in Guyana Public Bureaucracies: The Tension Between Exclusion and Representation
2010 0-7734-1296-4
This study explores the political participation levels of two major ethnic groups in Guyana, Indians and Africans. It is the first book on Guyana to empirically analyze to what extent the Guyanese society is divided along ethnic lines which feed into the political system, fostering the marginalization of the un/under-represented. Historical and contemporary data on education, health and allocation of public services are used.