UVA Expands Graduate Programs in Africana and Caribbean Studies

Reclamation. Detail from painting by Sally Binard. The 2019 UVA conference, “Coasts in Crisis: Art and Conversation in the Aftermath of Hurricanes,” featured several Caribbean artists.

The Caribbean islands are, for many, an idealized vacation spot. For scholars who study the region, it is a place of important history and flourishing arts that has much to show its neighbors and past conquerors, as well as a region that has often been misunderstood because of its struggles.