Caitlin Barker is a Brady-Johnson Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University's Jackson School of Global Affairs. She is trained in modern African and Chinese history, and her dissertation is a diplomatic history from below of Cameroon’s relationship with China and Taiwan during the Cold War. Caitlin’s research has been supported by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship and an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, among other grants. She currently serves as a book review editor for H-Africa and as board secretary and website and communications coordinator for the Chinese in Africa/Africans in China (CA/AC) Research Network.
Caitlin is completing her PhD in history at Michigan State University. She received her BA in political science from Kenyon College.