Carole Boyce Davies is Professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University. Her major works include the prize-winning Left of Karl Marx.The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones (Duke University Press, 2008) and Black Women, Writing and Identity: Migrations of the Subject(Routledge, 1994). In addition to over a hundred scholarly articles, Boyce Davies has also edited several critical anthologies in African and Caribbean literature including a two-volume collection of critical and creative writing entitled Moving Beyond Boundaries (New York University Press, 1995): International Dimensions of Black Women’s Writing (volume 1), and Black Women’s Diasporas (volume 2); The African Diaspora: African Origins and New World Identities (Indiana University Press, 1999) and Decolonizing the Academy. African Diaspora Studies (Africa World Press, 2003). She is general editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora (Oxford: ABC-CLIO, 2008). Her most recent book is an edition of the writings of Claudia Jones titled Beyond Containment: Autobiography, Essays, Poetry (Ayebia, 2011). Boyce Davies’ current project is a series of personal reflections, and academic essays titled Caribbean Spaces. Escapes from Twilight Zones, (forthcoming, University of Illinois Press, 2013) dealing with the issue of transnational Caribbean/American black identity.