Dr. Henke received his M.A. in Political Science (with Communications Sciences and Modern German Literature minors) from the University of Munich. He subsequently moved to Jamaica where he obtained a Ph.D. in Government from the University of the West Indies.
My Ph.D. in Government was earned with a dissertation about Jamaica’s foreign relations between 1972 und 1989. I study international relations (Caribbean, Europe, USA, and Asia), migration, (political) culture and development (political economy). As an author and (co-)editor I have published six books and numerous refereed articles. My most recent book (co-edited w. Karl-Heinz Magister) was “Constructing Vernacular Culture in the Trans-Caribbean” (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books 2008). I also serve as the managing editor of the peer-reviewed journal “Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diasporas.”
During 2009-2011 I served as the Vice-President and President of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), which in 2011 held its annual conference from May 30-June 3, in Curacao.
In 2013 I received a Fulbright (International Education Administrators – U.S./United Kingdom) award. In June 2014, I participated in the Harvard Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE).