Dr Dexnell Peters

  • The Atlantic World
  • Comparative Empires
  • Greater or Circum-Caribbean

My current research has two main areas of focus. First, my work cuts across linguistic and cultural boundaries and advances conceptualizations of regions in the Atlantic World, showing evidence for a very polyglot, cross-imperial and interconnected Greater Southern Caribbean world. Second, my research complicates our understanding of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century European empires, revealing their increasing porosity and interdependent nature in the Caribbean.

Featured Publication
The Guild of Students

Shane Pantin and Dexnell Peters, The Guild of Students at UWI, St. Augustine 1962-2012 (UWI Press, 2013)

In 2012, the Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, celebrated its fiftieth anniversary, a milestone it shared with the national and regional community, as both Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica celebrated their fiftieth year of independence.

This volume represents one of the first efforts at the University of the West Indies to craft a history of the Guild of Students on one of its campuses. Pantin and Peters give a general picture of the main issues, personalities and events at the St Augustine campus. Throughout its history, the guild confronted many recurring problems; two of the most important were its relationship with the administration of the university and the students’ general apathy towards extracurricular engagement. It is the hoped that this history provides a glimpse of key developments and personalities that can generate further detailed study of the Guild of Students.




Dexnell Peters and Farid F. Youssef, “Historical Perspectives on Medical Professionalism in the Caribbean,” West Indian Medical Journal (2017): 10.7727/wimj.2017.106

Dexnell Peters, “The Masses Speak: Popular Perspectives on the West Indian Federation,” In Ideology, Regionalism, and Society in Caribbean History, edited by Shane Pantin and Jerome Teelucksingh. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017

Youssef, Valerie C., Dexnell Peters, and Farid F. Youssef. “‘It’s All About How You Carry Yourself About’: How Medical Students Conceptualize Professionalism in Trinidad & Tobago.” Teaching and Learning in Medicine 28, no. 4 (October 2016): 367–74. https://doi.org/10.1080/10401334.2016.1197832

Dexnell Peters. “The People and the Caribbean Integration Process: Popular Perspectives from Trinidad.” In In The Fires of Hope: Essays on the Modern History of Trinidad and Tobago, edited by Debbie McCollin. Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 2016.

Dexnell Peters, “Raymond Quevedo (Attila the Hun)” in Henry Louis Gates and Franklin Knight eds., Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Dexnell Peters, Samuel Ramsewak and Farid F. Youssef, "Knowledge of and Attitudes toward Medical Professionalism among Students and Junior Doctors in Trinidad and Tobago." West Indian Medical Journal (2015): 10.7727/Wimj.2013.214

Dexnell Peters and Farid F. Youssef, "Public trust in the healthcare system in a developing country." The International Journal of Health Planning and Management (2014): 10.1002/hpm.2280

Dexnell Peters, “How has Capitalism and Slavery shaped current debates on the commerce in African slaves and the abolition of slavery? What relevance, if any, do these debates have for today’s student?” (Published in multiple sources: The Miami Herald, CARICOM and UWI publications), 2008

Shane Pantin and Dexnell Peters, The Guild of Students at UWI, St. Augustine 1962-2012 (UWI Press, 2013)




Approaches to History: History and Economics

OS 14: Haiti and Lousiana: The Problem of Revolution in an Age of Slavery

EWF11: Global and Imperial History, 1750-1930

Disciplines of History