organizers

The organizers can be reached at tcd@smallaxe.net.

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Kaiama L. Glover is Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in francophone postcolonial literature with a particular focus on the Caribbean. She is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP, 2010); first editor of Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine (Yale French Studies 2016); co-editor of The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicament of Narrative (Liverpool UP, 2016); and translator of Frankétienne’s Ready to Burst (Archipelago Books 2014), Marie Chauvet’s Dance on the Volcano (Archipelago 2016), and René Depestre’s Hadriana in All My Dreams (Akashic Books 2017). She has received awards and fellowships from the PEN/Heim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Fulbright Foundation. She is founding co-Editor with Alex Gil of sx archipelagos: a small axe journal of digital practice and Director of the forthcoming digital humanities project In the Same Boats: Toward an Afro-Atlantic Intellectual Cartography. Her current book project, The Audacity of the “I” – Caribbean Community and an Ethics of the Self, considers individualism and representations of womanhood in Caribbean prose fiction.

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Kelly Baker Josephs is the 2016-17 Sterling Brown Professor of Africana Studies at Williams College. She specializes in World Anglophone Literature with an emphasis on Caribbean Literature. She teaches courses in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literature and Theory, Literatures of the African Diaspora, and Gender Studies. Her book, Disturbers of the Peace: Representations of Insanity in Anglophone Caribbean Literature, considers the ubiquity of madmen and madwomen in Caribbean literature between 1959 and 1980. She is the editor of sx salon: a small axe literary platform and manages The Caribbean Commons website. Her current book project, Caribbean Articulations: Storytelling in a Digital Age, explores the intersections between new technologies and Caribbean cultural production.

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Alex Gil is Digital Scholarship Coordinator for the Humanities and History at Columbia University Libraries. He collaborates with faculty, students and the library on the use of technologies on humanities research, pedagogy and scholarly communications. His research is focused on textual scholarship, digital humanities and Caribbean studies. Current projects include Ed, a foundation for sx archipelagos; the Open Syllabus Project; a geo-bibliography of Aimé Césaire; the Translation Toolkit; and, In The Same Boats, a visualization of trans-Atlantic intersections of black intellectuals in the 20th century. He is co-founder and active member of the Global Outlook::Digital Humanities initiative, Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, and the Studio@Butler at Columbia University.