University Assistant Professor in Caribbean History, Faculty of History
Johnhenry Gonzalez, who goes by ‘Hank,’ is a historian of the Caribbean, with a primary focus on the history of Haiti. His work grows out of lengthy periods of research in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
He received his B.A. in history from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Duke and he worked for four years as assistant professor of Caribbean history at the University of South Florida at Tampa.
His 2019 Book ‘Maroon Nation’ contributes to the scholarship in Haiti and the African Diaspora. His second book project in progress considers the history of foreign influence in the twentieth century Haitian art business.
He is also currently in the early stages of his first archeological research project in Haiti. In the history faculty his teaching on slavery and the African diaspora has generated a range of pedagogical synergies with the university’s ongoing effort to explore its own historical connections to slavery and colonialism