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Dexnell Peters

My name is Dexnell Peters and I am a Caribbean born historian currently serving a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and Supernumerary Fellow at Exeter College, University of Oxford. 

About Me

I am currently a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and Supernumerary Fellow Exeter College, Oxford. I was formerly the Bennett Boskey Fellow in Atlantic History at Exeter College, University of Oxford. I have a PhD in Atlantic History from Johns Hopkins University. I am broadly interested in the history of the Greater Caribbean and the Atlantic World. My current research project, through the main themes of geography and the environment, inter-imperial transitions, migration, the plantation economy, politics and religion, makes a case for the rise of a Greater Southern Caribbean region (inclusive of Venezuela and the Guianas) in the late eighteenth century, showing evidence for a very polyglot, cross-imperial and interconnected world. My first book, written in collaboration with historian Shane Pantin at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine, focused on the history of the campus’ Guild of Students in commemoration of the organization’s fiftieth anniversary and covered key issues of student movements, decolonization and post-independence in the former British Caribbean colony of Trinidad & Tobago.

Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Distinction), University of Oxford, 2020
Ph.D. (History), Johns Hopkins University (JHU), 2018
M.A. (History), JHU, 2015
B.A. (History and Political Science), First Class Hons., University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, 2008-2011

Dexnell Peters, Historian of the Greater Caribbean and the Atlantic World