Brian Meeks is Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University and served as Chair from 2015-2021. He previously served as Professor of Social and Political Change and Director of the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He has also taught at Michigan State University, Florida International University and Anton de Kom University of Suriname and served as Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, Stanford University and Brown University. He has published twelve books and edited collections, including Critical Interventions in Caribbean Politics and Theory, Caribbean Revolutions and Revolutionary Theory : an Assessment of Cuba, Nicaragua and Grenada, Narratives of Resistance: Jamaica, Trinidad, the Caribbean and Envisioning Caribbean Futures: Jamaican Perspectives. His novel Paint the Town Red was published in 2003 and his volume of poems The Coup Clock Clicks was published in 2018.