Hilary McD. Beckles is professor of History at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, and dean of the Faculty of Humanities. He is the author of several books including Natural Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados, White Servitude and Black Slavery in the West Indies, and A History of Barbados.
Gerald R. Bosch, Jr., is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. His dissertation is entitled The Wages of Sin: Slavery, Economic Growth, and the Rhetoric of Eric Williams.
Selwyn R. Cudjoe is the Marion Butler McClean Professor of the History of Ideas at Wellesley College. He is the author and editor of several books on Caribbean literature and political culture. Most recently, he edited Eric E. Williams Speaks and co-edited with William Cain, C.L.R. James: His Intellectual Legacies.
William Darity, Jr., is the Cary C. Boshamer Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include North-South models of trade and growth, interpreting Keynes’ economics, the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment, ethnic and racial economic inequality, and the economics of the Atlantic slave trade. He has written and edited seven books and published more than 100 articles and reviews in a variety of professional journals. He is now serving as President of the Southern Economic Association.
Ralph M. Henry holds a PhD in Human Resource Economics from the University of Alberta, and currently lectures in the Department of Economics at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.
George Lamming, Barbadian novelist and cultural theorist, has written half a dozen novels and published three collections of essays about Caribbean cultural and intellectual history. Best known as the author of In the Castle of My Skin and The Pleasures of Exile, he currently resides in Barbados where he remains actively engaged in the cultural affairs of the region.
Russell R. Menard is professor of Early American History at the University of Minnesota, a specialist in the Southern colonies of British America with a particular interest in slavery and plantation societies, he is the author and co-author of numerous books and articles on the social and economic history of early America, including, with John McCusker, The Economy of British America, 1607–1789 and, with Lois Carr and Lorena Walsh, Robert Cole’s World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland. More recently, he has been working in the early history of the Lower South and the sugar islands, particularly, Barbados.
Patricia Mohammed is head of the Center for Gender and Development Studies and lecturer in History at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She has done extensive research on the life experiences of Indians in Trinidad in the first half of the 20th century.
Deborah Craig Nester is a doctoral student in English and Caribbean literature at the University of Miami. She is writing a dissertation on the marketplace in Caribbean women’s narratives.
Sandra Pouchet Paquet is an associate professor of English at the University of Miami where she teaches Caribbean literature and African-American literature. She is the author of The Novels of George Lamming and numerous articles on Caribbean literary culture.
Gordon Rohlehr is Professor of West Indian Literature at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad. He is an authority on Calypso and the oral traditions of the Anglophone Caribbean. He is the author of innumerable articles and several books on Caribbean literary culture, among them, Pathfinder: Black Awakening in The Arrivants of Kamau Brathwaite, My Strangled City and Other Essays, Calypso and Society in Pre-Independence Trinidad, and The Shape of that Hurt and Other Essays.
Irenee Shaw is a Caribbean figurative painter. Her most recent exhibition, called “Self Portrayals,” closed in February.