Kristina Hinds is a Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill. She holds a PhD in International Relations (LSE), 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 published a book, Civil Society Organisations, Governance and the Caribbean Community, as well as journal articles and book chapters on a variety of areas relating to Caribbean governance and International Relations/Political Economy. Hinds has served on varied bodies within the International Studies Association (2015-2021) and as the Caribbean Studies Association’s Programme Chair (2019-2021). She is one of the hosts of “Down to Brass Tacks”, a Barbadian current affairs radio show; has represented Barbados as national Field Hockey Goalkeeper; and served as the Female Vice-President of the Barbados Hockey Federation (2016-2018).