Brett Robert is a Perry World House Graduate Associate and a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania. His current research crosses geographical, political, and linguistic boundaries to discuss the historical impact of hurricanes and other disasters in the twentieth century Caribbean, particularly in Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, and Florida. Robert has presented research regarding cyclones in Puerto Rico at the Latin American Studies Association 2019 Congress and the 2018 Penn in Latin America and the Caribbean Conference. In addition to investigating the history of a variety of cultures connected to four continents, his work also engages with art history, anthropology, meteorology, public health, and geology.
Expertise: Latin America