Published: 7 Oct 2016
Dr Carrie Gibson received her PhD in History from Cambridge University, and prior to this worked as a journalist for The Guardian and other publications. She is most currently the author of Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day (Pan Macmillan, 2014) and is currently at work on a book about the Hispanic history of the United States. She has lived in or travelled extensively around the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico areas of Latin America (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia, Central America) but has also spent time in other islands in the region, as well as Guyana and Suriname in South America. Her interests as a historian and researcher include economic migration, human rights, slavery and human trafficking, ethnicity/race, gay rights/homophobia. She speaks Spanish and some French.