Imagining the Tropics: Women, Tourism, and Caribbean Island Fantasy, 1890–1980
Mellon-HBCU Fellowship, 2021-22
Associate and Kellogg-Endowed Professor of History, Xavier University of LouisianaEmail
Elizabeth S. Manley is a Kellogg Endowed Associate Professor of History at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is the author of The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and Authoritarian Politics in the Dominican Republic and coauthor of the collection of feminist writings Cien Años de Feminismos Dominicanos with Ginetta Candelario and April Mayes. She has published articles in The Americas, The Journal of Women’s History, Caribbean Studies, and Small Axe and is a contributing editor (Modern History Dominican Republic) for the Library of Congress’ Handbook of Latin American Studies. Her new project, tentatively titled Imagining the Tropics, looks at the role of women in the development of twentieth-century Caribbean tourism. She has received funding for the project from the the American Philosophical Society, the Pan American Airways Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- Manley, Elizabeth S. “Bringing Dominican History from the Footnote to the Center of the Page.” Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies 7, no. 2 (Spring 2021).
- Manley, Elizabeth S. “Created by God” (or Columbus?) for Tourism: Building Tourism Fantasy in the Dominican Republic, 1966 – 1978.” In The Business of Leisure: Travel History in Latin America and the Caribbean, edited by Andrew Wood, 245-76. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.
- Manley, Elizabeth S. “Of Celestinas and Saints or, Deconstructing the Myths of Dominican Womanhood.” Small Axe 22, no. 1 (July 2018): 72-84.
- Manley, Elizabeth S. “Developing an Economy of Sex: Intersecting Histories of Tourism, Beach Boys, and Masculinity in Hispaniola.” In Transnational Hispaniola: Dialogues in History, Political Economy, and Culture, edited by April J. Mayes, and Kiran C. Jayaram, 161-81. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018.
- Manley, Elizabeth S. The Paradox of Paternalism: Women and the Politics of Authoritarianism in the Dominican Republic. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017. Isis Duarte Prize for Best Book, Haiti-DR Section of Latin American Studies Association, 2018.