African & African American Studies
230 Memorial Hall
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
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Caree Banton holds a joint appointment in African and African American Studies and History. She received her Ph.D. in History from Vanderbilt University and an M.A. in Development Studies from the University of Ghana. Dr. Banton also attended the University of New Orleans and Grambling State University. Her research focus on abolitionist, Caribbean post-emancipation, and colonization in the 19th century. Her interests are in the significance of these movements to the Caribbean, the African Diaspora, and the larger Atlantic World. Dr. Banton's dissertation, More Auspicious Shores: Post-Emancipation Barbadian Emigrants in Pursuit of Freedom, Citizenship, and Nationhood in Liberia, 1834 – 1912, explored migration from the West Indies (particularly Barbados) to Africa (particularly Liberia) and the implications of this to experiences of freedom, citizenship, and black nation-building.