Michaeline A. Crichlow

Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies

External Address: 
124 Campus Drive, 243 Friedl Bldg., Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708-0252
Phone: 
(919) 681-6947

Overview

I am interested in projects related to citizenship, nationalism and development mainly in the Atlantic and Pacific regions. My current projects are focused on the sorts of claims that populations deemed diasporic make on states, and how these reconfigure their communities and general sociocultural practices. I am also interested in development's impact on social and economic environments, and the way this structures and restructures people's assessments of their spaces for the articulation and pursuit of particular kinds of freedoms. I have attempted to project these perspectives in my recent book, "Globalization and the Postcreole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation" (July 2009) and my current project: "Governing the Present: Vistas, Violence and the Politics of Place" that examines the quests for place and freedoms among populations in the Caribbean, Pacific and South Africa. I am also an associate research fellow on a project called 50:50 at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, that examines post-independence socio-economic developments primarily in the Anglophone Caribbean, and suggests new ways for rethinking development in the region. As well I am part of a SALISES international working group, on Rural Resilience and Agricultural Development Studies. The Agrarian component of my contribution to these projects, utilizes the arguments and methodology developed in my earlier text, "Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and State in Development." Combining the theorizing of creolization in my recent text, "Globalization and the Post-Creole Imagination: Notes on Fleeing the Plantation," with issues of development particularly related to notions of resilience, sustainability, governance, processes of rural "othering," that emerge from this vibrant and highly productive project; I am better equipped to tackle the question of governance, violence, otherness, and the quest for freedoms-subjects centered in my new work.

Power and its Subjects: Good Governance Dilemmas Under Contemporary Globalization awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2008 to 2009

Carnival Art, Culture, Politics: Performing Life. Ed. MA Crichlow. Routledge Press, March 2012. (Edited Book)

Crichlow, MA. ARTiculating Caribbean Imaginaries: Four Caribbean Artists. FHI, Duke University, October 2010. (Exhibition Catalog)

Crichlow, MA. Negotiating Caribbean Freedom: Peasants and the State in Development. Lanham: Lexington Books, Caribbean Studies Series, 2005.

Informalization: Process and Structure. Ed. MA Crichlow. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Crichlow, MA. "The Theory of Plantation Economy by Lloyd Best and Kari Levitt, University of the West Indies Press, 2009." Social and Economic Studies 60 (September 2011): 205-212.

Crichlow, MA. "The Second Generation of Freemen in Jamaica, 1907-1944 by Erna Brodber." Nieuwe West-Indische Gids 80 (2006): 262-265.

Crichlow, MA. "The George Beckford Papers by Kari Levitt ed., Kingston, Jamaica: Canoe Press, 2000." New West Indian Guide 77 (2003): 142-145.

Pages

Crichlow, MA, and Northover, P. "Size, Survival and Beyond: A Critical Under-labouring for Fleeing the Plantation." The Thought of the New World: The Quest for Decolonization. Ed. N Girvan and B Meeks. Ian Randle Publishers, 2010. 136-171.

Crichlow, MA. "Creole Self-Affirmation: De-centering Resistance in the Context of Globalization." Intellectual Traditions of the Caribbean. Ed. G Richards and et al. University of the West Indies Press, 2010.

Crichlow, MA. "Plantations." International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. Ed. W Darity. Farmington, MI: McMillan, December 2007.

Northover, P, and Crichlow, MA. "Freedom, Possibility and Ontology: Rethinking the Problem of Competitive Ascent in the Caribbean." Developments in Social Ontology. Ed. C Lawson, J Latsis, and N Martins. London: Routledge, 2007.

Crichlow, MA. "Part V: Conclusion: Living under the Long Shadows of Capital." Informalization: Process and Structure. Ed. Tabak and Crichlow. Baltimore: JHUP, December 2000.

Crichlow, MA. "Community Formation: A Study of the Village." Postemancipation Jamaica. Ed. AG Reid. Kingston, Jamaica: Canoe Press, 2000. 142-145.

Crichlow, MA. "State Class and Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Trinidad and Tobago." Culture and Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean. Ed. S Ryan. St. Augustine Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, 1996. 53-92.

Crichlow, MA. "Stratification and the Small Business Sector in Trinidad and Tobago (reprint)." Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean: Culture Structure and Conjuncture. Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, 1994. 93-118.

Crichlow, MA. "Stratification and the Small Business Sector in Trinidad and Tobago." Social and Occupational Stratification in Contemporary Trinidad and Tobago. Ed. S Ryan. St. Augustine, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: Institute of Social and Economic Research,University of the West Indies, 1991. 191-209.

Crichlow, MA. "Stratification, Pluralism and Economic Power." Social and Occupational Stratification in Contemporary Trinidad and Tobago. Ed. S Ryan. St. Augustine, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago: Institute of Social and Economic Research, Univeristy of the West Indies, 1991. 52-57.

Pages

Northover, PM, and Crichlow, MA. "Notes on the Journey toward the Future: Négritude, Abject Blackness, and the Emancipatory Force of Spectrality." South Atlantic Quarterly 115.3 (July 2016): 535-566. Full Text

Crichlow, MA, and Davis, G. "Introduction." South Atlantic Quarterly 115.3 (July 2016): 437-440. Full Text

Crichlow, MA, and Gomez, ET. "Revisiting affirmative action, globally." Cultural Dynamics 27.1 (March 2015): 3-18. Full Text

Crichlow, MA. "Introduction: Global Affirmative Action and the politics of Neoliberalism." Cultural Dynamics 27.1 (2015): 3-18.

Metzger, S, Adrián, F-JH, and Crichlow, M. "Introduction." Third Text 28.4-5 (September 3, 2014): 333-343. Full Text

Crichlow, MA. "Islands, Images, Imaginaries." Third Text 28.4 (special issue) (August 2014): 333-343. (Introduction)

Crichlow, MA. "Human traffic-past and present." Cultural Dynamics 25.2 (July 1, 2013): 123-140. Full Text

Various, . "Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power." Ed. MA Crichlow. (2013). (Journal volume)

Crichlow, MA. "Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945-2010." NWIG-NEW WEST INDIAN GUIDE-NIEUWE WEST-INDISCHE GIDS 87.3-4 (2013): 476-479. Full Text

Crichlow, MA, and Northover, P. "Rethinking the Mangrove of Caribbean Space and Time." Social and Economic Studies 61 (December 2012): 216-228. (Academic Article)

Pages

., . "Neoliberalism, Inequality, and the Cultural Politics of Affirmative Action." Ed. MA Crichlow. Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power 27.1 (2015). (Special issue)

., . "Islands, Images, Imaginaries." Ed. MA Crichlow. Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture 129 (2014). (Special issue)

., . "Human Traffic: Past and Present." Ed. MA Crichlow. Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power 25.2 (2013). (Special issue)

., . "States of Freedom: Freedom of States." Ed. M Crichlow, D Jenson, and P Northover. The Global South 6.1 (2012). (Special issue)

., . "Carnival Crossfire: Art, Culture, Politics." Ed. MA Crichlow. Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture 16.4 (2010). (Special issue)

., . "Race, Space, Place: The Making and Unmaking of Freedoms in the Atlantic World." Ed. MA Crichlow. Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power 2.3 (2009). (Special issue)

., . "Race and Rurality (In preparation)." Ed. MA Crichlow. The Global Economy. (Special issue)

., . "Aimé Césaire: Negritude Revisited (In preparation)." Ed. MA Crichlow and G Davis. SAQ: The South Atlantic Quarterly. (Special issue)

Crichlow, MA. "Globalization, states and agricultural development in the Caribbean: The case of Jamaica and the Windward Islands." May 3, 1996 - May 5, 1996. St. Andrews, Grenada. Trinidad and Tobago: CNIRD, 1996.

Raising Cane: Recycling Sweetness and Power in Modern Jamaica. Producer. (2015)

Abstract

A documentary on the politics of the Jamaican Sugar Industry from colonial times to now. A UWI/SALISES project in progress.

Raising Cane: Recycling Sweetness and Power in Modern Jamaica. Producer. (2015)

Abstract

A documentary on the politics of the Jamaican Sugar Industry from colonial times to now. A UWI/SALISES project in progress.