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Kamau Brathwaite is a distinguished historian, poet, and literary-cultural critic. After a long career teaching in the Department of History at the University of the West Indies, Mona, and subsequently the Department of Comparative Literature at New York University, he has recently retired from fulltime teaching. A founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement and a founding editor of Savacou, he is the recipient of a number of awards and prizes, including the Neustadt International Prize for Literature. Among his most recent books are Ancestors (2001), MR (Magical Realism) (2002), Words Need Love Too (2004), Born to Slow Horses (2005), and Elegguas (2010).

Alejandra Bronfman is an associate professor in the Department of History at University of British Columbia. Previously she was an assistant professor at the University of Florida and Yale University. She is the author of Measures of Equality: Race, Social Science, and Citizenship in the Caribbean (2004) and On the Move: The Caribbean since 1989 (2007), and is coeditor of Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (2012). Her current research aims to record the unwritten histories of radio and related sonic technologies in the Caribbean.

Lauren Derby is an associate professor of Latin American history at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of The Dictator’s Seduction: Politics and the Popular Imagination in the Era of Trujillo (2009), which won the Bolton-Johnson Prize (CLAH/AHA) and co-won the Gordon K. and Sybil Lewis award (CSA). She is coeditor of Activating the Past: History and Memory in the Black Atlantic World (2010) and The Dominican Republic Reader (2014).

Laurent Dubois is Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History at Duke University and author of, among other books, Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (2004) and Haiti: The Aftershocks of History (2012).

Anne Eller is an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at Yale University. She formerly taught at the University of Connecticut. Her forthcoming book, “América Should Belong to Itself: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Long Fight for a Free Caribbean,” explores the Spanish reoccupation of the Dominican Republic and the popular anticolonial fight that followed.

Pablo F. Gómez is an assistant professor in the Department of Medical History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work examines the history of medicine, science, and corporeality in the early modern Caribbean, African, and Iberian Atlantic worlds.

Julian Henriques is a reader at, and joint head of, the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths College, University of London. He is convener of the MA scriptwriting program and director of the Topology Research Unit. Previously he ran the film and television department at the [End Page 202] Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC) at the University of the West Indies, Mona. His credits as a writer and director include the 1998 feature film Babymother, a reggae musical, and We the Ragamuffin. His sound sculptures include Knots & Donuts, Tate Modern (2011), and he is coauthor of Changing the Subject (1998) and author of Sonic Bodies (2011).

Maja Horn is an assistant professor in the Department of Spanish and Latin American Cultures at Barnard College. From 2005 to 2006 she was a research associate at the Latin American Social Sciences Institute (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO) in Santo Domingo. Her articles on Caribbean literature, visual arts, and performance have appeared in the journals GLQ, Latino Studies, and Latin American Literary Review, among others. Her book Masculinity after Trujillo: The Politics of Gender in Dominican Literature was published in 2014.

Ruel Johnson is winner of the 2002 Guyana Prize for Literature for Best First Book of Fiction (Ariadne and Other Stories) and the 2008 GT&T CARIFESTA X Publication Award (Fictions, Volume One). His unpublished collection of poetry, “The Enormous Night,” was shortlisted for the 2002 Guyana Prize. He was scriptwriter for the miniseries Tides of Life, produced by Women against Violence Everywhere (WAVE) with support from the United Nations Development Programme, and a scriptwriter for the satirical review, Link Show (2009).



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