Kristina Hinds holds a PhD in International Relations (London School of Economics), an MA in International Relations (University of Kent), a PGDip in University Teaching and Learning (University of the West Indies) and a BA in International Development Studies (St. Mary’s University). She has lectured in Politics, International Relations and Integration Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) since 2006. At the UWI, she served as coordinator of the MSc Integration Studies and spearheaded the development of the undergraduate International Relations programme. Hinds has published work on civil society, gender, IMF related political protest and information and communications technologies (ICTs), all in connection to regional integration and governance in the Caribbean. In January 2019 she published a book entitled Civil Society Organisation, Governance and the Caribbean Community (Palgrave MacMillan). She is an active member of the International Studies Association (ISA) and the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA). Within the ISA she served as the Latin American and Caribbean representative of the Global South Caucus (2015-2017), co-chair of the Global South Task Force (2017-2018), Women’s Caucus Member-at- Large (2019-2021) and Communications Officer of Latin America and Caribbean Region (2019-2020). Within the CSA Hinds currently serves as Programme Chair for the association’s 45th Annual Conference to be held in 2020. Outside of academia, Kristina Hinds is active in sports and the arts. She is a field hockey goalkeeper and has represented Barbados as a member of the National Women’s Field Hockey Team (2015: Pan American Challenge Cup -silver medallists-; 2018: Central American and Caribbean Games – 4th place-). She also served as the Female Vice-President of the Barbados Hockey Federation (2016-2018). Additionally, Hinds is a dancer and currently serves as the Company Secretary of the Barbados Dance Theatre Company, with which she has danced since childhood.