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Anthony Bogues is Harmon Family Professor and current chair of the Africana Studies Department at Brown University. He is the author of Caliban’s Freedom: The Early Political Thought of C. L. R. James (1997); Black Heretics, Black Prophets: Radical Political Intellectuals (2003); Empire of Liberty: Power, Freedom and Desire (2008); and Caribbean Thought: History, Politics and Intellectuals (2008); and the editor of After Man, Toward the Human: Critical Essays on Sylvia Wynter (2006).

Jana Evans Braziel is associate professor of English and affiliate faculty in African American Studies and Women’s Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She is author of three forthcoming books: Diaspora: An Introduction (2008); Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora (2008); and Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds (2008). She has recently co-edited (with Joseph Young) two collections: Erasing Public Memory: Race, Aesthetics, and Cultural Amnesia in the Americas (2007); and Race and the Foundations of Knowledges: Cultural Amnesia in the Academy (2006).

José F. Buscaglia-Salgado is associate professor of Spanish and comparative literature and director of the Program in Caribbean Studies at SUNY Buffalo. He is the author of Undoing Empire: Race and Nation in the Mulatto Caribbean (2003).

Blue Curry was born in Nassau, Bahamas; completed studies at Skidmore College, New York, and University of Westminster, London; and is currently studying for an MFA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths, London. Recent exhibitions include “Into Position: Failure Notice,” at Bauernmarkt 9, Vienna; “Bahamian Art: Pre-Columbian to the Present,” at National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, Nassau; “The Next Level Guerilla Show,” at Photographers’ Gallery, London; and “Funky Nassau,” at Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden. Blue currently works and lives in London.

Marlene L. Daut is currently an Erskine A. Peters-Reid Fellow in the Department of Africana Studies and a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame. In the fall of 2008, she will join the faculty of the Department of English at the University of Miami as assistant professor of English.

Annalee Davis lives and works in Barbados producing videos, installations, drawings, and paintings. Her work explores notions of home and belonging, and issues of migration and [End Page 191] land use, all while exploring the ambivalent nature of post-independence Caribbean states. She recently completed a video project entitled On the Map. This thirty-two-minute documentary looks at current intra-regional migration and gives un/documented Caribbeans an opportunity to speak about their migrant experience. “Identities Withheld by Choice” was born out of the On the Map project. Visit for more information.

Joscelyn Gardner is a Caribbean visual artist working primarily with printmaking and multi-media installation whose practice focuses on her (white) Creole identity from a postcolonial feminist perspective. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South and Central Americas, and India, and has represented Barbados at several international exhibitions, including the Sao Paulo Biennials. She currently teaches in the School of Art and Design at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, and works as an artist between Canada and the Caribbean. Visit for more information.

Michael Hanchard is professor of political science at The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He is the author of Orpheus and Power (1994) and Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought (2006), and editor of Racial Politics in Contemporary Brazil (1999).

Saidiya Hartman teaches at Columbia University where she is professor of English. She is the author of Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth Century America (1997), and Lose Your Mother: A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route (2007). She is currently at work on a project on photography and ethics.

Robert A. Hill has been a professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, since 1977, before which he taught at Dartmouth College and Northwestern University. He moved to America from Jamaica in 1971 and was a senior fellow at the Institute of the Black World in Atlanta. He is the editor-in-chief of The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers (1983–), ten...


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