We would like to acknowledge the following experts whose academic and professional work and mentorship have informed and inspired the creation of this platform: 

Dr. Kaiama L. Glover is Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies and Director of the Digital Humanities Center at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP 2010), and of the forthcoming monograph, "A Regarded Self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being" (Duke University Press). Glover is founding co-editor of archipelagos journal, and founding co-director of the digital humanities project In the Same Boats: Toward an Afro-Atlantic Intellectual Cartography.

Dr. Malcom Ferdinand is is an environmental engineer from University College London, doctor of political philosophy from University Paris Diderot, and researcher at the CNRS (French National Scientific Research Center) at the University Paris Dauphine-PSL. He is the author of Une écologie décoloniale, penser l'écologie depuis le monde caribéen (Seuil 2019).


Dr. Schuyler Esprit is the Founder of Create Caribbean, the first digital humanities center in the Caribbean. She is a Caribbean Studies scholar and her research on the Caribbean has been diverse. She has more than ten years’ experience in university teaching and administration and her areas of scholarly interest include Caribbean cultural studies, environmental and ecological humanities, and digital scholarship and new media in the Caribbean. She is a writer and editor, and her work has appeared in a range of academic and popular publications including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, archipelagos journal, and Moko Magazine. She currently works as the Research Officer for Graduate Studies and Research at The University of the West Indies, Open Campus.

Dr. Louise Hardwick

Louise Hardwick is Professor of Francophone Studies and World Literature at the University of Birmingham, (UK). A specialist in Francophone Caribbean culture, with interests including ecocriticism and women’s writing, she also has a long-standing interest in Digital Humanities. As a graduate student she created an online teaching and learning site on Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal, and between 2014-2018 she ran a blog and Twitter account on her research into Joseph Zobel, as part of an AHRC-funded Fellowship (

Dr. Alex Gil is Digital Scholarship Librarian at Columbia University. He is the founder of the Butler Studio at Columbia University Libraries, a space focused on digital scholarship and pedagogy; faculty moderator of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities, a vibrant trans-disciplinary research cluster focused on experimental humanities; and founding co-editor of archipelagos journal. Recent digital scholarly projects include EdTorn Apart/Separados; and, In The Same Boats.