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History Department

Sharika Crawford

Associate Professor

Modern Latin America, Circum-Caribbean, Afro-Latin America

  •  E-mail: scrawfor@usna.edu
  •   Department of History
        The United States Naval Academy
        572 Holloway Road
        Annapolis, MD 21402

Education


  • Ph.D. - University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A. - University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A. - Kalamazoo College

Teaching Interests

  • Modern Latin America
  • Race and Ethnicity in Latin America 
  • Afro-Latin America
  • Modern Brazil
  • The West in the Modern World

Research Interests

  • Modern Latin America
  • Circum-Caribbean
  • Afro-Latin America

Scholarship


REFEERED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

2017. “Disputas Marítimas en el Caribe Colombiano: La pesca de tortuga y el Archipiélago de San Andrés y Providencia, 1910-1930,” Historia Crítica, forthcoming.

2016. “A Contact Zone: A Turtle Commons in the Western Caribbean,” co-authored with Ana Isabel Márquez-Pérez, International Journal of Maritime History 28:1: 64-80.

2012. "Panama Fever: Colombian Fears of Secession on San Andrés and Providencia Islands, 1903-1913," The Global South. (Interoceanic Diasporas and the Panama Canal's Centennial) 6:2: 15-38.

2011. “A Transnational World Fractured but not Forgotten: British West Indian Migration to the Colombian Islands of San Andrés and Providence,” New West Indian Guide 85: 1&2: 31-52.

Book Chapters

2013. "Politics of Belonging on a Caribbean Borderland: The Colombian Islands of San Andrés and Providencia," Crossing Boundaries: Ethnicity, Race, and National Belonging in a Transnational World, eds. Brian D. Behnken and Simon Wendt (Lanham: Lexington Books), 19-37.

Essays and Viewpoints

2017. “The African Personality Returns: The Controversy over Gandhi at the University of Ghana,” Perspectives on History (March), 16-17.

2015. “Beyond the Scramble: Africa, the Second World War and Decolonization in a World History Classroom,” World History Connected 12:1 (February).

Book Reviews

2015. Review of El Despertar de las comunidades afrocolombianas. Relatos de cinco lideres: Dorinda Hernández, Libia Grueso, Carlos Rosero, Marino Córdoba, and Zulia Mena. Ensayo introductorio por Ángel G. Quintero Rivera, by Maria Inés Martínez, in Spanish, Revista Iberoamericana Vol. LXXXI, Núm. 251 (abr.-jun. 2015): 680-681.

2014. Review of El Despertar de las comunidades afrocolombianas. Relatos de cinco lideres: Dorinda Hernández, Libia Grueso, Carlos Rosero, Marino Córdoba, and Zulia Mena. Ensayo introductorio por Ángel G. Quintero Rivera, by Maria Inés Martínez. Revista de Estudios Colombianos 43: 86-87.

2013. Review of Salt and the Colombian State: Local Society and Regional Monopoly in Boyacá, 1821-1900, by Joshua Rosenthal, Social History 48:2: 263-264.

2010. Review of Myths of Harmony: Race and Republicanism during the Age of Revolution, Colombia, 1795-1831, by Marixa Lasso, Latin American Essays 24: 103-104.

Blog Posts

2016. “Building and Sustaining Faculty Collaborations: Perspectives from a Fulbright U.S Scholar in Colombia,” Fulbright Scholar Blog, November 23rdhttp://www.cies.org/article/building-and-sustaining-faculty-collaborations-perspectives-fulbright-us-scholar-colombia <Last accessed on 23 November 2016>

Forthcoming Publications

 “La Intendencia Nacional de San Andrés y Providencia, 1913-1923: Promesas y peligros de la inclusión,” to be included in the Universidad Nacional de Colombia’s anthology on the history of the Colombian islands of San Andrés and Providencia.

“Una historia olvidada: Panamá, el canal de Panamá y el Archipiélago de San Andrés y Providencia,” to be published in a conference proceedings with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia Sede Caribe.

 “Freedom of the Seas: A Dispute between Great Britain and Nicaragua, 1904-1905,” to be published in the conference proceedings of the 2015 McMullen Naval History Symposium with the Naval Institute Press.

Works-in-Progress

The Last Turtlemen: Labor, Mobility, and Conservation in the Maritime Caribbean, 1834-1975, book manuscript in progress.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2014. Apgar Teaching in Excellence Award, United States Naval Academy 

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2017. Franklin Baker Research Grant, American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA.

2017. College Educators Research Fellowship, UNC-Duke Consortium for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Durham-Chapel Hill, NC.

2017. Center for Latin American Studies Library Travel Research Grant, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

2016. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar, “American Maritime Commons,” Munson Institute, Mystic Seaport, CT.

2015. Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program (CIES), Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia.

2015. USNA Faculty Recognition Grant, United States Naval Academy

2014. McMullen Sea Power Fellowship, United States Naval Academy

2013. USNA Faculty Recognition Grant, United States Naval Academy

2013. Naval Academy Research Council (NARC) Senior Summer Grant [Declined]

2013. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Stipend

2010-2012. Naval Academy Research Council (NARC) Seed Summer Grant

PUBLIC HISTORY

Participant, Turtle Cradle from the Richard C. Mears Collection, Sea Change Exhibit, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT

Professional Affiliations


  • American Historical Association
  • Conference on Latin American History
  • Association of Caribbean Historians
  • Latin American Studies Association
  • Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies
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