Carolyn Arena is a historian of the Atlantic World. Her PhD dissertation at Columbia University, entitled “Indian slaves from Caribana,” discusses the enslavement of indigenous people in the Caribbean and their labor roles in English and Dutch colonies. Her research was supported by the Folger Shakespeare Library, FLAS, and the Fulbright Commission. Her article on Indian slaves in Barbados appears in the journal Ethnohistory (January 2017).
Teaching and Research Interests
history of early modern colonization, slavery, and trade; the colonial Caribbean; Indigenous-colonial relations in the Atlantic World; the intersection of ethnography and literature. <strong></strong>
B.A. History, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2008 M.A. International and Global History, Columbia University, 2010 M.Phil. International and Global History, Columbia University, 2011