I'm Lecturer in Black British History at Goldsmiths, University of London and a historian of modern Britain, the British Empire, and the Modern Caribbean, focusing on Britain's centuries-long imperial and especially postemancipation entanglements with the Caribbean. My work embeds modern British history within the fields of comparative slavery and emancipation studies. More broadly, I'm also interested in disasters, Black Europe, language politics, sports and the rise of the British Commonwealth, and more broadly, the ever-changing relationship between the United Kingdom and the Anglophone Caribbean. I teach courses that cover Caribbean history from contact to the present; Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the present; European imperialism; the slave trade, slavery, and emancipation across the Atlantic World; and the history and politics of disaster.

I'm a product of Hampton Roads, Virginia; Duke University (AB, 2005); and Princeton University (MA, 2007; PhD, 2012). From 2017-2019, I was a Lecturer in the History of Slavery and Unfree Labour at the University of Liverpool. From 2013-2017, I was an assistant professor of history at SUNY Buffalo State, an urban comprehensive college in Western New York. 

I live in Liverpool.



Mail: Department of History, 8-14 Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool, L69 7WZ, United Kingdom
Email: christienna [at] cdfryar [dot] com