Hazel Carby is the Charles C. and Dorothea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies, Professor of American Studies, and Director of the Initiative on Race Gender and Globalization at Yale University. Her books include Reconstructing Womanhood (OUP, 1987), Race Men (Harvard, 1998), and Cultures in Babylon (Verso, 1999). Recent publications include: “A Strange and Bitter Crop: The Spectacle of Torture,” Open Democracy; the Foreword to making race matter: bodies, space & identity, eds. Claire Alexander and Caroline Knowles; and two essays, “The New Auction Block: Blackness and the Marketplace,” in Companion to African American Literature, ed. Lewis Gordon and “Postcolonial Translations” for Ethnic and Racial Studies. She recently completed the manuscript “Imperial Intimacies,” an auto-history of the intimate imperial entanglements of the islands of Britain and Jamaica from the anti-Napoleonic war to the anti-fascist war.