Dr Grace Carrington’s current research compares twentieth century socio-political developments in non-independent states within the context of the wider global history of decolonisation. Her research encompasses both the Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean, including Martinique, Guadeloupe, the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. She holds an MA in French and Spanish from the University of Edinburgh, an MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation from the LSE, and a PhD in International History from the LSE.
In 2021, Dr Grace Carrington became part of a postdoctoral research team funded by the AHRC, based at Royal Holloway, which won funding for 'The Visible Crown: Queen Elizabeth II and the Caribbean, 1952 to the present'. Dr Carrington will be building on her doctoral thesis on Decolonisation and Independence in the Caribbean.
Non-Sovereign States in the era of Decolonization: Politics, Nationalism, and Assimilation in French and British Caribbean Territories, 1945-80