Shalini Puri is associate professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, where she works on postcolonial literary and cultural studies with an emphasis on the Caribbean. She has edited an anthology titled Marginal Migrations: The Circulation of Cultures within the Caribbean (2003), and her book, The Caribbean Postcolonial: Social Equality, Post/Nationalism, and Cultural Hybridity, is forthcoming in November 2003.
Bill Schwarz teaches in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is an editor of History Workshop Journal, and his edited collection on West Indian intellectuals in Britain is forthcoming.
Philip Nanton is a Vincentian-born freelance writer now living in Barbados. He taught in the Department of Local Government Studies at the University of Birmingham between 1986 and 1996. His recent publications include “Caribbean Identities inthe British Context: Creolisation as a Common Framework,” in A Question of Identity, edited by Anne Kershen (1998), and “What Does Mr. Swanzy Want? Shaping or Reflecting? An Assessment of Henry Swanzy’s Contribution to the Development of Caribbean Literature,” Kunapipi 20, no. 1 (1998). He is currently editing a collection of essays on Frank Collymore, late editor of Bim.
Kim Robinson-Walcott holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She is the coauthor (with Petrine Archer-Straw) of Jamaican Art (1990) and author of the children’s book Dale’s Mango Tree (1992), which she also illustrated. A number of her short stories have been published in journals and anthologies. She currently works as editor of books and monographs at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw is a lecturer in French and francophone literature at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. Her work has appeared most recently in the journal Callaloo.
Christopher Cozier is an artist and writer living and working in Trinidad. He has Participated in a number of regional and international exhibitions focusing on contemporary art. Since 1989 he has published a range of essays on related issues in a number of catalogues and journals. His work consists of multimedia projects derived from his ongoing drawings and notebooks. The projects involve sound, video, performances and installations, constructions and appropriated objects.
Madhavi Kale is associate professor and chair in the Department of History at Bryn Mawr. She is the author of Fragments of Empire: Capital, Anti-Slavery, and Indian Indentured Labor to the British Caribbean (1999).
Patrick Bryan is the Douglas Hall Professor of History at the University of the West Indies, Mona. Among his books are The Haitian Revolution and Its Effects (1979), Philanthropy and Social Welfare in Jamaica (1990) and The Jamaican People, 1880–1902 (1991). He is also the coeditor (with Rupert Lewis) of Marcus Garvey: His Work and Impact (1988).
Rhonda Cobham teaches Caribbean and African literature and postcolonial literary theory at Amherst College. She was guest editor of a special issue of Research in African Literatures on African women writers as well as an issue of the Massachusetts Review devoted to contemporary Caribbean culture and art. Her own essays have appeared in such journals as Transition, Callaloo, and Small Axe. She is currently completing a manuscript titled “Epitaphs for the Self: A Comparative Reading of the Anglophone Caribbean Authors Naipaul, Brathwaite, and Walcott.”
Catherine Hall is professor of history at University College, London. She is the author of White, Male, and Middle Class: Explorations in Feminism and History (1992) and Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830–1867 (2002), and coauthor (with Keith McClelland and Jane Rendall) of Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender, and the British Reform Act of 1867 (2000).