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Marc Brudzinski is assistant professor in the Foreign Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Miami. He is currently working on a book devoted to the study of the “island” and the “secret” as metaphors for cultural control in the Caribbean.

Charles Val Carnegie is professor of anthropology at Bates College where he also chairs the program in African American Studies. His recent publications include: Postnationalism Prefigured: Caribbean Borderlands (2002), and the essay “Models and Enactments of Transformation,” World Order 35 no. 4 (2004); and “Marley,” in The Future of Knowledge and Culture: A Dictionary for the Twenty-First Century (2005).

Timothy Chin teaches courses in African American, Caribbean, and American literature at California State University, Dominguez Hills. His research interests include diasporic and transnational approaches and questions of gender and sexuality in African American and Caribbean literature. His work has appeared in Callaloo, Small Axe, and Amerasia Journal. He is currently working on a project that investigates the involvement of Chinese Jamaicans in the reggae industry.

Eleni Coundouriotis is associate professor of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, where she also serves as associate director of the Human Rights Institute. She is the author of Claiming History: Colonialism, Ethnography, and the Novel (1999) and numerous articles in postcolonial studies. She is currently at work on a book to be titled “Th e Ethnographic Nation.”

Samuel Furé Davis taught Spanish language and translation at the University of Ghana before accepting his current position as assistant professor of English language and Anglo-Caribbean Literature in the School of Foreign Languages, University of Havana. He is currently completing a dissertation titled “Rastafari: a (sub-) cultural alternative tendency.”

Scherezade Garcia was born in the Dominican Republic. She graduated from Altos de Chavon / Th e School of Design in La Romana, Dominican Republic, and Parsons School of Design, New York. Her work has been exhibited at El Museo del Barrio, Jersey City Museum, Newark Museum, Queens Museum, Lehman College Art Gallery, Yale University Art Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art (Santo Domingo), as well as in other galleries and institutions. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Jorge Giovannetti is the author of Sonidos de condena: Sociabilidad, historia y política en la música reggae de Jamaica (2001), and coeditor a of a special issue of the journal Caribbean Studies devoted to Garveyism in the Hispanic Caribbean (2003). His contributions have appeared in various journals; in the Encyclopedia of Cuba: People, History, Culture; and in the books Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in Latin/o America (2003) and Contemporary Caribbean Cultures and Societies in a Global Context (2005). He teaches in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology of the University of Puerto Rico, where he is also affiliated with the Institute of Caribbean Studies.

Shona Jackson is assistant professor of English at Texas A&M University. She is the founder and coeditor of the book series in Caribbean Studies at Lexington Books and is a member of the editorial board of Wadabagei. Her publications include “The Contemporary Crisis in Guyanese National Identification” in Ethnicity, Class and Nationalism: Caribbean and Extra Caribbean Dimensions (2005), and “The Recalcitrant Muse: Race, Sex, and Historical Tension in the Search for the Transcendent Creole Subject” in Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism (forthcoming 2005).

Hilda Lloréns holds a PhD in anthropology from the University of Connecticut and has taught at Middlebury College. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles.

Samuel Martínez is associate professor of anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. His main scholarly interests are labor circulation in the Caribbean region and the human rights of laborers, migrants, and ethnic minority group members, particularly with reference to Haitians and people of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic. He has been chair of the American Anthropological Association's Committee for Human Rights and has recently filed a lengthy affidavit with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in support of the rights to education and citizenship of the children of Haitians born in the Dominican Republic. He is the author of Decency and Excess: Global Aspirations and Material Deprivation on...


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