Michaeline A. Crichlow, is a Professor in African and African American Studies at Duke University. She is the author (with Patricia Northover) of Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes of Fleeing the Plantation (2009); Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and the State in Development (2005); Co-Editor of a special issue of the journal Cultural Dynamics on Race, Space and Place: The Making and Unmaking of Freedoms in the Atlantic World, (November 2009), Guest Editor of the issue, Carnival Crossfire: Art, Culture, Politics of the journal Social Identities: Journal of Race, Nation and Culture (July 2010); Editor of Carnival Arts, Politics and Culture: Performing Life (2012), and Co-editor of Informalization: Process and Structure (2000). She has published in articles on development and creolization in several journals, and has recently co-edited special issue on States of Freedom: Freedom of States, for the journal Global South. She teaches courses on Food politics; Caribbean politics and Culture; and on Diasporas. She is currently writing on citizenship and development under globalization in Fiji, Jamaica, the D.R. (Haiti) and South Africa, and has been appointed the new editor of the Sage journal, Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power.