Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies; Co-director of the Center for the Study of the Gulf South
Matthew Casey joined the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi in 2012 after receiving his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. At USM he teaches courses on Latin American and Caribbean History. He was named the Humanities Teacher of the Year for Southern Miss in 2015 by the Mississippi Humanities Council.
His research interests focus on the analysis of race, labor, and migration in Latin America and the Caribbean as well as the larger Atlantic region. Dr. Casey has published a number of articles and book chapters. In 2012, a piece he published in the New West Indian Guide was co-winner of the Andrés Ramos Mattei-Neville Hall Article Prize by the Association of Caribbean Historians. He is currently working on a book manuscript that traces the experiences of Haitians who circulated between their home country and eastern Cuba during the first four decades of the twentieth century. His next project will detail the actions of Haitian political activists who organized against imperialism within Haiti and throughout the larger Atlantic from the nineteenth century to the present.