To an audience of over 20 professors and graduate student from within and outside Rutgers University, Prof. Elizabeth Manley presented her research for her forthcoming book on Caribbean Tourism.

Elizabeth Manley holds a PhD. in History from Tulane University.  She is the Kellogg Endowed Professor in the Department of History of Xavier University of Louisiana.  During the 2021-2022 academic year she held a Mellon-HBCU Fellowship at the National Humanities Center.

Her first book focused on the gender politics of the Trujillo and Balaguer regimes in the Dominican Republic: The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic (University Press of Florida, 2017).  Her current project, on which her talk was based, Imagining the Tropics, looks at the role of women in the development of twentieth-century Caribbean tourism.