Juanita De Barros, Ph.D. (York)


Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24149
Office: CNH-613
Email: debarr@mcmaster.ca
Website: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~debarr/

Juanita De Barros teaches Caribbean and African diasporic history at McMaster University. She is affiliated with McMaster’s Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition as well as with the Centre for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) and the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, both at York University. Her research concentrates on gender, urban history, and the social history of health and medicine in the Caribbean in the late 19th and 20th centuries. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters and has co-edited several essay collections, including Health and Medicine in the Circum-Caribbean, 1800-1968 (Routledge, 2009) ((with David Wright and Steven Palmer). Her most recent book is Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery University of North Carolina Press) and will be published in August, 2014. It explores ideas and policies about population growth and infant and maternal welfare in British Caribbean colonies from the nineteenth century to the 1930s.