Michaeline A. Crichlow

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.

Selected Grants

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

Crichlow, M. A., editor. Carnival Art, Culture, Politics: Performing Life. Routledge Press, 2012.

Crichlow, M. A. ARTiculating Caribbean Imaginaries: Four Caribbean Artists. FHI, Duke University, 2010.

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

Crichlow, M. A., editor. Informalization: Process and Structure. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Crichlow, M. A. “Review of Tennyson Joseph, Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945-2010.” New West Indian Guide (Nwig), vol. 87, no. 4 & 4, Brill Academic Publishers, 2013.

Crichlow, M. A. “The Theory of Plantation Economy by Lloyd Best and Kari Levitt, University of the West Indies Press, 2009.” Social and Economic Studies, vol. 60, Sept. 2011, pp. 205–12.

Crichlow, M. A. “Caribbean Land and Development Revisited by.Jean Besson and Janet Momsen editors, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.” New West Indian Guide (Nwig), vol. 83, no. 3 & 4, Brill Academic Publishers, 2009.

Crichlow, M. A. “The Second Generation of Freemen in Jamaica, 1907-1944 by Erna Brodber.” Nieuwe West Indische Gids, vol. 80, KITLV: Royal Institute of Linguistics and Anthropology, 2006, pp. 262–65.

Crichlow, M. A. “Wizards & Scientists: Explorations in Afro-Cuban Modernity & Tradition by Stephan Palmi, Durham: Duke University Press.” Social and Economic Studies, vol. 53, June 2004, pp. 187–92.

Crichlow, M. A. “The George Beckford Papers by Kari Levitt ed., Kingston, Jamaica: Canoe Press, 2000.” New West Indian Guide, vol. 77, 2003, pp. 142–45.

Pages

Crichlow, M. A., and Patricia Northover. “Size, Survival and Beyond: A Critical Under-labouring for Fleeing the Plantation.” The Thought of the New World: The Quest for Decolonization, edited by Norman Girvan and Brian Meeks, Ian Randle Publishers, 2010, pp. 136–71.

Crichlow, M. A. “Creole Self-Affirmation: De-centering Resistance in the Context of Globalization.” Intellectual Traditions of the Caribbean, edited by G. Richards and G. et al, University of the West Indies Press, 2010.

Crichlow, M. A. “Plantations.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by William Darity, Farmington, MI: McMillan, 2007.

Northover, P., and M. A. Crichlow. “Freedom, Possibility and Ontology: Rethinking the Problem of Competitive Ascent in the Caribbean.” Developments in Social Ontology, edited by C. Lawson et al., Routledge, 2007.

Crichlow, M. A. “Part V: Conclusion: Living under the Long Shadows of Capital.” Informalization: Process and Structure, edited by M. A. Tabak and M. A. Crichlow, JHUP, 2000.

Crichlow, M. A. “Community Formation: A Study of the Village.” Postemancipation Jamaica, edited by A. G. Reid, vol. 77, Canoe Press, 2000, pp. 142–45.

Crichlow, M. A. “State Class and Agricultural Entrepreneurship in Trinidad and Tobago.” Culture and Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean, edited by S. Ryan, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, 1996, pp. 53–92.

Crichlow, M. A. “Stratification and the Small Business Sector in Trinidad and Tobago (reprint).” Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean: Culture Structure and Conjuncture, Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, 1994, pp. 93–118.

Crichlow, M. A. “Stratification, Pluralism and Economic Power.” Social and Occupational Stratification in Contemporary Trinidad and Tobago, edited by S. Ryan, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Univeristy of the West Indies, 1991, pp. 52–57.

Crichlow, M. A. “Stratification and the Small Business Sector in Trinidad and Tobago.” Social and Occupational Stratification in Contemporary Trinidad and Tobago, edited by S. Ryan, Institute of Social and Economic Research,University of the West Indies, 1991, pp. 191–209.

Pages

Northover, P. M., and M. A. Crichlow. “Notes on the journey toward the future: Négritude, abject blackness, and the emancipatory force of spectrality.” South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 115, no. 3, July 2016, pp. 535–66. Scopus, doi:10.1215/00382876-3608631. Full Text

Crichlow, M. A., and G. Davis. “Introduction.” South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 115, no. 3, July 2016, pp. 437–40. Scopus, doi:10.1215/00382876-3608565. Full Text

Crichlow, M. A., and E. T. Gomez. “Revisiting affirmative action, globally.” Cultural Dynamics, vol. 27, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 3–18. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0921374014567362. Full Text

Crichlow, M. A. “Introduction: Global Affirmative Action and the politics of Neoliberalism.” Cultural Dynamics, vol. 27, no. 1, SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2015, pp. 3–18.

Metzger, S., et al. “Introduction.” Third Text, vol. 28, no. 4–5, Sept. 2014, pp. 333–43. Scopus, doi:10.1080/09528822.2014.940131. Full Text

Crichlow, M. A. “Islands, Images, Imaginaries.” Third Text, vol. 28, no. 4 (special issue), Aug. 2014, pp. 333–43.

Crichlow, M. A. “Human traffic-past and present.” Cultural Dynamics, vol. 25, no. 2, July 2013, pp. 123–40. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0921374013497825. Full Text

Various, A. Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power. Edited by Michaeline A. Crichlow, SAGE, 2013.

Crichlow, Michaeline A. “Decolonization in St. Lucia: Politics and Global Neoliberalism, 1945-2010. Tennyson S.D. Joseph. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2011. ix + 231 pp. (Cloth US$ 55.00).” New West Indian Guide, vol. 87, no. 3–4, Brill, 2013, pp. 476–79. Crossref, doi:10.1163/22134360-12340103. Full Text

Crichlow, M. A., and Patricia Northover. “Rethinking the Mangrove of Caribbean Space and Time.” Social and Economic Studies, vol. 61, Dec. 2012, pp. 216–28.

Pages

. M. A. “Neoliberalism, Inequality, and the Cultural Politics of Affirmative Action.” Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power, edited by M. A. Crichlow, vol. 27, no. 1, 2015.

. M. A. “Islands, Images, Imaginaries.” Third Text: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Art and Culture, edited by M. A. Crichlow, vol. 129, 2014.

. M. A. “Human Traffic: Past and Present.” Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power, edited by M. A. Crichlow, vol. 25, no. 2, 2013.

. Selene G. “States of Freedom: Freedom of States.” The Global South, edited by M. Crichlow et al., vol. 6, no. 1, 2012.

. E. A. “Carnival Crossfire: Art, Culture, Politics.” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation, and Culture, edited by M. A. Crichlow, vol. 16, no. 4, 2010.

. M. A. “Race, Space, Place: The Making and Unmaking of Freedoms in the Atlantic World.” Cultural Dynamics: Insurgent Scholarship on Culture, Politics and Power, edited by M. A. Crichlow, vol. 2, no. 3, 2009.

. M. A. “Race and Rurality.” The Global Economy, edited by M. A. Crichlow.

. M. A. “Aimé Césaire: Negritude Revisited.” Saq: The South Atlantic Quarterly, edited by M. A. Crichlow and G. Davis, Duke University Press.

Crichlow, M. A. “Globalization, states and agricultural development in the Caribbean: The case of Jamaica and the Windward Islands.” Land and Sustainable Development: A People’S Focus  Conference Proceedings, CNIRD, 1996, pp. 13–31.

Crichlow, M. A. Food Utilization in the Caribbean. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 1989.

Intensive Farming and the Land Registration Programme in Choiseul: A Report.” Land Titling and Land Registration in St.Lucia, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin: The Land Tenure Center, 1988.

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.