Gelien Matthews, Ph.D. The University of Hull

Temporary Lecturer

Gelien Matthews

Dr. Matthews concentrates on the history of rebellions of the enslaved, of British abolitionism, and of the general Caribbean. Her recent books include History of the Church of the Nazarene, Trinidad and Tobago (2008) and Caribbean Slave Revolts and the British Abolitionist Movement (2006). She is working on several projects, “Caribbean History in Maps and Diagrams,” with Dr. Basil Reid and two innovative essays, “Sex Across the Color Line,” focusing on the sexual relations of European women in the West Indies during the slavery era, and “Robert King and Olaudah Equiano,” which examines the life of the Quaker owner of enslaved persons, Robert King, and his treatment of Equiano. She also teaches the history of the U.S. and of the West Indies, and has presented her work internationally, most recently, at the German Historical Institute of London on “Slave Revolts and Anti-Imperialism.”