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). She 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.