Book Exhibit Committee

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Samuel FureChair:  Samuel Fure

Dr. SAMUEL FURE DAVIS (PhD in Cultural Studies) has published on reggae, Rastafari and Anglo-Caribbean literature in Cuban, Caribbean and American journals. He is the autor of the books Cantos de Resistencia (Letras Cubanas, Habana, 2000) about dub poetry and reggae lyrics, and La Cultura Rastafari en Cuba (Editorial Oriente, Santiago de Cuba, 2011). He is currently Professor at the English Department of the School of Foreign Languages, University of Havana.



Terry Ann JonesTerry-Ann Jones

Terry-Ann Jones is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and director of the International Studies Program at Fairfield University. Dr. Jones is actively involved in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Black Studies programs and serves on the advisory boards of both. Her areas of research and teaching interest are in international and domestic migration, particularly movement between and within Latin American and the Caribbean and North America. Her research has compared Jamaican immigrants in the metropolitan areas of Miami and Toronto, examining the racial and ethnic setting and labor markets of the two areas, and the immigration policies of the two countries. Her book on this theme, Jamaican Immigrants in the United States and Canada: Race, Transnationalism, and Social Capital, was published in 2008. Her second book, Mass Migration in the World-System: Past, Present, and Future, was co-edited with Eric Mielants and published in 2010. Professor Jones is currently engaged in research on seasonal domestic labor migration in Brazil. She studies the migration patterns of Brazilian sugar cane workers who travel from Brazil’s northeast to the central and southeastern regions, with an emphasis of their living and working conditions. The role of migration as a livelihood strategy among both domestic and international migrants is central to this research. She is also involved in a project on political participation among black Caribbean immigrants in the United States. She received her Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Miami in 2005.

Raphaëlle Rabanes  Raphaëlle Rabanes

Medical Anthropology PhD Candidate, University of California Berkeley

Raphaëlle works on postcolonial embodiments in Guadeloupe, and in particular studies how historical power relations continue to mark everyday actions and relationships of care. She is interested in therapeutic relationships in Guadeloupean rehabilitation clinics, and the development of new rehabilitation techniques by Guadeloupean health workers, as well as contemporary transmissions of Gwo Ka dance and music.