Jason C. Parker
- Areas of Speciality
- Modern U.S.
- U.S. Foreign Relations
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- Ph.D. University of Florida 2002
Jason Parker specializes in the history of US-“Third World” relations, studying both the formal and informal “diplomacy” embedded in the interactions of empires, nations, and peoples. His research examines the ways in which state- and non-state actors in the United States engaged with their counterparts abroad within a complicated matrix of strategy, security, decolonization, and race during the long “American Century.” His first book, Brother’s Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbbean, 1937-1962 (Oxford University Press), looked at the actions of US-based actors- the American government, African Americans, and Caribbean immigrants– in the push for independence in the British West Indies.
Hearts, Minds, Voices: US Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Brother’s Keeper: The United States, Race, and Empire in the British Caribbean, 1938-1962 (Oxford University Press, 2008)