Jafari S. Allen is an associate professor of African American studies and anthropology and director of graduate studies of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale University. He is the author of ¡Venceremos? The Erotics of Black Self-Making in Cuba (2011) and editor of “Black/Queer/Diaspora,” a special issue of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. He is currently completing a new book, “Black/Queer Here and There: Ethnography of an Idea.”

Ewan Atkinson, born in Barbados in 1975, received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and an MA in cultural studies from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. He has exhibited in regional and international exhibitions, including “Wrestling with the Image: Caribbean Interventions,” at the Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC, in 2011; the 2010 Liverpool Biennial; and “Infinite Islands,” at...

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