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About Dr. Cary Fraser

Dr. Cary Fraser was born in Guyana, South America. He was educated at the University of Guyana (B.A), the University of the West Indies (M.Sc.), and the University of Geneva in Switzerland (Ph.D.). A former president of the University of Belize, he has been a visiting fellow at Cornell University, University of Maryland, Princeton University and the University of Rochester. During his career in the United States, he has worked at the Social Science Research Council, Pennsylvania State University and Appalachian State University.

He is the author of “Ambivalent Anti-Colonialism: The United States and the Genesis of West Indian Independence, 1940-64”(Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1994).

Areas of Expertise
U.S. foreign policy
International relations in the 20th century
Imperialism and Decolonization
Politics of race and civil rights movement in the Americas and the Atlantic World
International relations of the Middle East
American educational system (K-12 and higher education)


Present Faculty Member, Appalachian State University College of Arts and Sciences
Present Associate Professor, Appalachian State University Department of Government and Justice Studies

Curriculum Vitae

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  • American Citizenship
  • War and Politics in the Atlantic World
  • African Diaspora in the Atlantic World
  • Caribbean History and Politics
  • American Political History in the 20th Century
  • Civil Rights


1990 Ph.D., University of Geneva ‐ International Studies
1984 M.Sc., University of the West Indies ‐ International Relations
1978 Diploma, University of the West Indies ‐ International Relations
1976 B.A., University of Guyana ‐ History

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