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Kate Quinn

Dr Kate Quinn

Dr Kate Quinn

Senior Lecturer in Caribbean History

Departmental Graduate Tutor: Research students

Programme Director: MA Caribbean and Latin American Studies

 


Biography

Kate Quinn is Senior Lecturer in Caribbean History at the UCL Institute of the Americas. Previously, she headed the Caribbean programme at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, School of Advanced Study, which she joined as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and subsequently Lecturer in Modern History in 2005. She served for many years on the Committee of the Society for Caribbean Studies and was Chair of the Society from 2012-2014. She is currently Chair of the Haiti Support Group, a UK-based advocacy organisation.


Research Summary

Dr Quinn takes a regional and comparative approach to the Caribbean that bridges the Anglophone and the Hispanic parts of the region. Her PhD examined cultural policy and nationalism in Cuba and Guyana (c1959-c1989). Her current research focuses on the impact of Black Power in the Caribbean with particular reference to Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, Cuba and the small states of the Eastern Caribbean. Thematic interests include political history of the post-independence Anglophone Caribbean, the Caribbean left, and interactions between intellectual and political movements across the region.


Teaching Summary

Undergraduate:

HIST7361: Race and Resistance in Black Atlantic Thought

Post Graduate Taught:

AMER0011: Politics, Society and Development in the Modern Caribbean

AMER0013: The Caribbean from the Haitian Revolution to the Cuban Revolution

Research Supervision:

Dr Quinn has supervised doctoral students working on:

  • The role of organised labour in the Cuban Revolution, 1952-1960
  • Migration and return migration from St Kitts and Nevis

and welcomes applications from students undertaking research in areas such as

  • twentieth century political history of the Caribbean
  • race and ethnicity in the Caribbean
  • Caribbean intellectuals and political thought
  • Culture and nationalism in the Caribbean

Thematic interests include political history of the post-independence Anglophone Caribbean, the Caribbean left, and interactions between intellectual and political movements across the region.