Carolyn Duffey, PhD, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley, works in the field of cultural studies. Her research interests include the Caribbean and creolization, the Maghreb, the history of Islam in Europe, race, class and gender in the Americas and postcolonial and feminist theory, all with a focus on film, visual arts and literary narrative in a socio/political frame. She received a French Government Scholarship for dissertation work in Paris, UC Berkeley and Columbia University grants for research in Rome, Brussels and London, and was named a Stanford University "Knight Fellows Favorite Professor." Her publications appear in pARTicipatory Urbanisms. Ma Comère, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Women in French Studies and Pacific Coast Philology.