Thomas J. D'Agostino, executive director of the Partnership for Global Education, co-edited with Richard S. Hillman a book titled “Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean”. The book has recently been released, and is published by Reinner Publications. D'Agostino also wrote the chapter “Caribbean Politics” in the book.
Designed to enhance readers' comprehension and appreciation of the traditions, influences, and common themes underlying the many differences within this complex region, “Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean” covers history, economics, politics, the environment, ethnicity, religion, and the Caribbean diaspora.
D'Agostino, who holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs of Syracuse University, has 11 years of teaching experience, offering courses in political science and Latin American and Caribbean studies, and began working in the field of international education in 1994. He also wrote a chapter in the book “Understanding Contemporary Latin America,” edited by Hillman.
Hillman is professor of political science and director of the Institute for the Study of Democracy and Human Rights at St. John Fisher College.
Brian Meeks, of the University of the West Indies, called the book “A worthwhile, indeed important contribution to the field of Caribbean studies. … striking in both its interdisciplinary reach and its successful attempt to do justice to the entire region.”