The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall
 
 

Melanie Newton

Associate Professor
melanie.newton@utoronto.ca
416-978-8482

Office Location:  Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George St., Toronto, ON, M5S 3G3, Room 2063

Fields of Study Geographical Fields:

Atlantic World; Latin America and Caribbean

Fields of Study Thematic Fields:

Conflict, Violence and Genocide; Gender, Sex, and Sexualities; Social

Biography:

Melanie J. Newton specializes in the history of the Caribbean and the Atlantic World. She is the author of The Children of Africa in the Colonies: Free People of Color in Barbados in the Age of Emancipation (Baton Louisiana State University Press, 2008) and numerous scholarly articles on gender, slavery and slave emancipation and indigenous Caribbean history.

Recent publications include “The Race Leapt At Sauteurs: Genocide, Narrative and Indigenous Exile from the Caribbean,” Caribbean Quarterly special issue on the Garifuna people (Joseph Palacio ed.), vol. 60, no. 2, June 2014, 5-28 and “Returns to a Native Land?’ Indigeneity and Decolonisation in the Anglophone Caribbean,” Small Axe, vol. 41, 2013, pp. 108-122.

She sits on the editorial boards of the journals Small Axe and British Studies.

Her current research project is entitled This Island’s Mine: Indigeneity in the Caribbean Atlantic World.

Authored Publications:

Education:

  • DPhil, Oxford University