Sharika D. Crawford ’00

Sharika D. Crawford is an associate professor of history at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She specializes in Latin American history and in a recent interview told the American Historical Association’s AHA Today blog she is working on a book about “the ways Caymanian seamen made a living from hunting turtles, created a distinctive work culture, transformed the environment, and challenged the authority of imperial as well as national states throughout the circum-Caribbean from the late 19th to late 20th century.” She recalled going to the library while a K student to read history. She earned her master’s in Latin American studies at the University of California at Los Angeles and her Ph.D. in history at the University of Pittsburgh.

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