- Fellowship year:2009-2010
- University: University of Wisconsin - Madison
- Dissertation Topic/Category: Caribbean
- Dissertation Title: Cruise Ship Diplomacy: Making American Leisure and Power in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1900-1973
John Hogue’s dissertation studies the historical intersection of the growth of Caribbean tourism and the projection of United States power into the British West Indies. It examines the history of U.S. tourism in these islands in order to shed light on changes in American leisure and consumer culture and the ways in which Caribbean vacations shaped U.S.-West Indian relations leading up to and during the contentious process of decolonization. This work demonstrates that leisure travel played a key role in expanding the United States’ regional influence and framed the ways U.S. citizens understood the Caribbean.