DAVID SCOTT (Editor) is Professor of Anthropology and Fellow in the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University, New York. He is the author of a number of scholarly articles and three books, Formations of Ritual: Colonial and Anthropological Discourses on the Sinhala Yaktovil (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1994); Refashioning Futures: Criticism after Postcoloniality (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999); and Conscripts of Modernity: The Tragedy of Colonial Enlightenment (Durham: Duke University Press, 2004), and co-editor with Charles Hirschkind) of Powers of the Secular Modern: Talal Asad and his Interlocutors (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006). [email@example.com]
ANTHONY BOGUES is Harmon Family Professor, Professor of Africana Studies, Political Science, and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, as well as an adjunct Professor in English at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of Caliban's Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C.L.R. James (1997); Black Heretics and Black Prophets (2003); Empire of Liberty: Power, Desire, and Freedom (2010); Trauma, Freedom and the Radical Imagination (forthcoming, 2011) and Caribbean Thought: History, Politics and the Imagination (forthcoming, 2011). He is the editor of two volumes on Caribbean intellectual history, After Man: The Human: Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter (2006) and George Lamming and the Aesthetics of Decolonization (forthcoming, 2011). Bogues is an honorary professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and associate director of the Center for Caribbean Thought, University of the West Indies, Mona. He is also a member of the editorial collective of the journal, Boundary 2.
NADI EDWARDS (Associate Editor) is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona. His scholarly interests include popular culture and nationalism, Caribbean cultural criticism, and travel writing. He is the author of a number of scholarly articles in such journals as Found Object, Studies in Travel Writing, and the Journal of West Indian Literature, and is currently completing a book on Anglophone Caribbean poetics. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
ANNIE PAUL (Associate Editor) is a writer and critic based at the University of the West Indies, Mona, where she is head of the Publications Section at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies. Managing editor of the journal Social and Economic Studies and associate editor of the Cultures and Globalization Series, Sage, London, Paul is the recipient of a grant from the Prince Claus Fund (Netherlands) in support of her book project, “Suitable Subjects: Visual Art and Popular Culture in Postcolonial Jamaica.” She was one of the founding editors of the original Caribbean Review of Books and has been published in international journals and magazines such as Art Journal, South Atlantic Quarterly, Wasafiri, Callaloo, and Bomb. Paul has also been a contributor to Documenta11; the AICA 2000 International Congress & Symposium at the Tate Gallery of Modern Art, Bankside, London; Meridien Masterpieces, BBC World Service; Dialogos Iberoamericanos (Valencia, Spain) and to forums sponsored by inIVA (Institute of International Visual Art, London). [email@example.com]
CHARLES CARNEGIE headed the African Caribbean Institute of Jamaica, Kingston, from 1987-91. He is now Professor of Anthropology at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. Besides his work with the Small Axe Collective, his contributions to rethinking categories of race and nation, and to re-imagining Caribbean alternatives have been published in scholarly journals such as New West Indian Guide and Cultural Anthropology. He is editor of Afro-Caribbean Villages in Historical Perspective (1987), author of Postnationalism Prefigured: Caribbean Borderlands (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2002), and co-editor of Small Axe 19 (February 2006), “Crossing Borders of Language and Culture”). [firstname.lastname@example.org]
CHRISTOPHER COZIER is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. He has participated in a number of exhibitions focused upon contemporary art in the Caribbean and internationally. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays in a number of catalogues and journals. He serves as an adviser to the international residency program at CCA7 in Port of Spain. He has been an editorial adviser to BOMB magazine for their Americas issues (Winters, 2003-2005) and was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for 2004. A documentary on his work produced by Canadian video artist and writer, Richard Fung entitled “Uncomfortable: the Art of Christopher Cozier” was launched in Toronto in January 2006. Cozier is a Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of The University of Trinidad & Tobago and will be artist in residence at Dartmouth College in the Fall of 2007. [email@example.com]
PATRICIA MOHAMMED is Professor, Gender and Cultural Studies at the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Since 2004 she has held the position of Deputy Dean (Graduate Studies and Research), Faculty of Social Sciences. From 1994-2002 she was Head of the Mona Unit, Centre for Gender and Development Studies, UWI, Mona. Her academic publications include Gender in Caribbean Development (co-edited with Catherine Shepherd) (Women and Development Studies Group: University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Cave Hill and Mona, 1988), Rethinking Caribbean Difference (guest editor), special issue Feminist Review (Summer 1998), Gender Negotiations among Indians in Trinidad, 1917-1947 (London: Palgrave, 2001), and Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, Kingston, 2002), along with numerous essays in journals and books, magazines and newspapers. Her main areas of interest are gender studies, history, and art. Her manuscript entitled Imaging the Caribbean: Culture and Visual Translation is now in press with Macmillan, UK. She is also completing a six-part series documentary film entitled A Different Imagination and a teaching and outreach documentary film entitled Engendering Change: Caribbean Configurations. [firstname.lastname@example.org]
MARTIN MUNRO is senior lecturer in French and Francophone Literatures at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. His research interests are: Francophone literature and culture, especially of the Caribbean region; Négritude (African and Caribbean); Créolité; Aimé Césaire; René Depestre; Édouard Glissant; Haitian Literature; Edwidge Danticat; Dany Laferrière; Jacques-Stephen Alexis; theories of race in Francophone cultures; surrealism; postcolonial theory; critical theory; writing and exile in Francophone Cultures; comparative Francophone literatures; rhythm in Francophone literatures and cultures; the postcolonial city; Caribbean masculinities; Caribbean autobiography; food, culture, and identity in the Caribbean. His articles have appeared in journals such as French Studies, Research in African Literatures, Small Axe, Critique, Romanic Review, Journal of Modern Literature, Journal of Haitian Studies, and Ethnologies. He is the author of Shaping and Reshaping the Caribbean: The Work of Aimé Césaire and René Depestre (2000), Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature: Alexis, Depestre, Ollivier, Laferrière, Danticat (2007) and (as co-editor) Reinterpreting the Haitian Revolution and Its Cultural Aftershocks (2006). His current project is on rhythm and Caribbean culture. [email@example.com]
PATRICIA J. SAUNDERS is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Miami, Coral Gables where she co-directs the Caribbean Literary Studies Program and is Associate Editor of Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal. She is the author of Alien-Nation and Repatriation: Translating Identity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature (2007) and co-editor of Music. Memory. Resistance.: Calypso and the Caribbean Literary Imagination (2007). Her research interests include Caribbean women?s literature and discourses of belonging, nationalism, sexuality and citizenship and Caribbean popular culture and national identity. Her work has appeared in The Bucknell Review, Plantation Society in the Americas, Calabash, Small Axe and Transforming Anthropology and The Journal of West Indian Literature She is currently working on a manuscript entitled ?Fusion and Con/Fusion: Gender, Sexuality and Consumerism in Caribbean Popular Culture.? [firstname.lastname@example.org]
FAITH SMITH is Associate Professor at Brandeis University, where she chairs the Department of African and Afro-American Studies, and is a member of the Department of English and American Literature, and the Programs in Latin America and Latino Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Her book Creole Recitations: John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the Late Nineteenth-Century Caribbean (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002) reflects her interests in intellectual history, and the rhetoric and gender of nationalism. She is working on a manuscript entitled “Whose Modern? Caribbean Cultural and Intellectual Formation, 1880-1915,” and editing an anthology entitled “Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Circum-Caribbean.” [email@example.com]
KRISTA THOMPSON is Assistant Professor of Art History at Northwestern University and an independent curator. She co-edited a special issue of Small Axe on Caribbean Art in 2004 and is working on an edited collection on visual culture in the Anglophone Caribbean. She is the author of An Eye for the Tropics: Tourism, Photography, and the Framing the Caribbean Picturesque (Duke University Press, 2006). She is currently working on a book manuscript and documentary on visual culture and black youth in the northern Caribbean and southern United States, reflecting in part on the diasporic impact of hip hop.