Jason M. Colby :: History
Jason M. Colby is assistant professor and undergraduate coordinator in the History Department. He specializes in modern American history and U.S. foreign relations. He received his B.A. from Whitman College (1997) and his M.A. (2002) and Ph.D. (2005) from Cornell University. His first teaching position was at the University of Texas at El Paso. He has taught at the University of Victoria since 2007. His research has been supported by a range of institutions, including grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Gilder Lehrman Institute, and the Huntington Library.Dr. Colby’s research focuses on the role of business interests, and particularly transnational corporations, in U.S. foreign policy and broader international relations. His first book, The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America,explores the ties between the U.S. banana industry and the formation of the American empire in Central America and the Caribbean in the early twentieth century. Based on research in public and private archives in the United States, Central America, and Great Britain, it reveals the profound impact of the United Fruit Company, and particularly its race-based labor control system, on U.S. foreign policy and Central American nationalism and identity.
Titles by Jason M. Colby
Business of EmpireColby, Jason M
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