Juanita De Barros

Assistant Professor, Department of History, McMaster University

My research concentrates on the 19th and 20th century Caribbean in the context of the African diaspora and the British empire.  I address such topics as urban history, gender, the history of childhood, and the social history of health and medicine.

My most recent book is Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery (http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/12613.html University of North Carolina Press, 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.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: the Caribbean

Keywords: gender, history of health, urban history