Dr. Block recently completed her first monograph, Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit (University of Georgia Press, June 2012), a comparative microhistorical study of Christianity in the early spanish and British Caribbean. She has begun work on a second prloject, tentatively entitled Health, Disease, and the Spirit: Religion, Healing and the Colonial Body in the Early Caribbean, on how people in Spanish and British Caribbean colonies conceptualized disease and its connection to spiritual health---both of the individual body and of the social body.
Dr. Block works with graduate and undergraduate students through the conceptual field of Atlantic History. Her courses focus on both top-down and bottom-up issues in the social and cultural history of colonial North and South America and the Caribbean.
Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)