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Audra A. Diptée is an author, historian, and educator.  Her research has focused on several themes related to the Caribbean and Africa.  She is committed to exploring the ways in which historical methodologies can be used to advance social justice today. 

Dr. Diptée has been awarded research and writing fellowships at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy and Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Centre for the Study of Slavery.  She has also held the post of Invited Professor at the University of Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3.  She has published books and articles on a variety of themes related to her research interests.  

Dr. Diptée has been interviewed on the BBC podcast HistoryExtra.  She has also authored the TEDed animated lesson The records the British didn’t want you to see. 

Her current project is entitled Chained in Paradise: How history was used to change the future (A Caribbean Story).  It explores the relationship between power and historical production in the twentieth century Caribbean as well as its impact on the region’s future.   

She is a history professor at Carleton University in Ottawa (Canada). 

Born in Trinidad & Tobago, she will go to great lengths to find herself on a quiet beach in the Caribbean.  She is also a shameless francophile who will use any excuse to speak in French.  She writes poetry as a hobby. 

For more about her work, please visit