Caribbean Initiative

Welcome to the website for CIROI, UConn’s Caribbean Interdisciplinary Research and Outreach Initiative! Subscribe to our mailing list

Working with more than 30 UConn faculty members already committed to Caribbean Studies, this project aims to promote long-term, structured, working and research groups across disciplines, schools, campuses, and communities. For example, many faculty members have partnered with community leaders in Connecticut’s historical and growing Caribbean population and with Caribbean-based colleagues.The Caribbean Initiative will strengthen and increase standing partnerships between our faculty and specific community-based organizations that serve Connecticut’s Caribbean population.

Committed to engaging the demographic, cultural, social, and political import of this growing Connecticut population, which is especially large in the state’s major cities, we will leverage UConn’s position as the state’s flagship university and marshal its faculty research, expertise, and networks for broader and deeper engagement with local and transnational Caribbean communities.