Aldrie Henry-Lee is a sociologist and professor at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She is also the University Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, The University of the West Indies. She is Chair of the Caribbean Child Research Conference and serves as a member of the advisory board of Jamaica’s Child Development Agency.
Ian Boxill is a sociologist and professor of comparative sociology. He works mainly in the field of comparative sociology and anthropology.
Samuel Braithwaite is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He teaches courses in macroeconomics, economic development and international trade. His research interests include monetary integration trade and economic development. Dr Braithwaite is a Guyanese national.
Michaeline Crichlow is an Associate Professor in African and African-American Studies at Duke University. Her research interests inlcude Globalization, Development Studies, Post-coloniality, Nationalism/citizenship. Author of Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation.
Roger Hosein has a first-class Honours in economics from The University of the West Indies. After receiving the Cambridge University Trust Scholarship and an Inter-American Development Bank scholarship, he pursued his PhD at the University of Cambridge where he specialised in Trade and Economics. To date, he has written seven books and published over 60 journal articles or chapters in peer-reviewed books in the subject area. He is currently a senior lecturer at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, where he teaches international trade theory and is also the coordinator of the Trade & Economics Unit (TEDU).
Aaron Kamugisha is the Ruth Simmons Professor of Africana Thought at Smith College. His primary intellectual and research interests encompass the intellectual history and the social, political and cultural thought of the African diaspora. He is the author of Beyond Coloniality: Citizenship and Freedom in the Caribbean Intellectual Freedom (Indiana University Press, 2019).
Heather Ricketts is a former Head of Department (2013–16) and senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, where she teaches Sociology, Social Policy and research methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Sociology, an MPhil in Social Sciences and PhD (Distinction) in Development Studies. Her research and publications are in the areas of gender and the labour market, poverty and living standards, and parenting. Dr Ricketts is actively engaged in public service, and has chaired the Social Protection subcommittee of the Labour Market Reform Commission between 2015 and 2017, which advanced substantial recommendations regarding the design of a Jamaican pension system for universal coverage. She is also Chair of the Social Transfers subcommittee of the National Social Protection Committee, and is a member of the Technical Steering Committee of the Jamaica Survey of Living Conditions, and the Board of Mona Social Services.
Sonjah Stanley Niaah is a lecturer in Cultural Studies at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. She currently teaches cultural studies theory. Her interests lie in the nexus between performance studies, cultural studies and cultural geography.
David Tennant is a lecturer in the Department of Economics, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. His research primarily focusses on the financial sector and its impact on economic growth development. He is currently working on a project on recent incidents of financial sector crises – local and international – and their impact on Jamaica.
Deborah Thomas is an anthropologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania and is affiliated with the department of Africana Studies and English. Her work includes nationalism, violence, migration, gender, and transnationalism diaspora. She is also the Editor of Transforming Anthropology.