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Dexnell Peters

My name is Dexnell Peters and I am a Caribbean born historian currently serving as the Bennett Boskey Fellow of Atlantic History at Exeter College, University of Oxford. 

About Me

I am currently the Bennett Boskey Fellow in Atlantic History at Exeter College, University of Oxford. I took up this position in October 2018 after completing my PhD in Atlantic History from Johns Hopkins University in the same year. 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

• 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