Caribbean Studies

The Caribbean Studies Working Group focuses on the comparative analysis of the cultures and histories of the Americas from the Caribbean Sea, to the Gulf Coast, to the edge of South America’s Atlantic nations, emphasizing the topics of empire, race, slavery, and revolution.  Our group hosts two to three sponsored talks a semester, in addition to on-campus workshops of works-in-progress by both faculty and graduate students. By also hosting informal advising lunches with postdocs and graduate students, we seek to foster an exchange of ideas about research and teaching, while enabling early career scholars to receive critical feedback. Students in the working group are encouraged to collaborate to invite keynote speakers, organize panels, and publish the results of conferences.