Carla Pestana - "Imagining an English Jamaica"

Event date: 
November 11, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Professor Carla Pestana
University of California - Los Angeles
Seminar Series: 
Colonial and Revolutionary Americas Workshop

"Imagining an English Jamaica"
Professor Carla Pestana, University of California - Los Angeles
This workshop is free and open to the public.
Carla Gardina Pestana received her Ph.D. at UCLA in 1987 in early American history. Before joining UCLA’s faculty in 2012, she taught at The Ohio State University, Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Professor Pestana has thus far published books on religion and empire in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Her first book, Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts, considered illegal religious communities in New England’s less tolerant colony. Her most recent book, Protestant Empire: Religion and the Making of the British Atlantic World, explored the religious transformation brought by English expansion into the Atlantic world. Pestana is currently completing a history of the English conquest of Jamaica, to be published with Harvard University Press. Her article, "Early English Jamaica without pirates," appeared in the WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY in July 2015.

During the 2015-16 Academic year, she will serve as the Robert C. Ritchie Fellow at the Huntington Library.

Area of Interest: 
British Studies
Colonialism & Post Colonialism
Imperial History
Latin America and the Caribbean
17th & 18th Centuries