Sonjah Stanley Niaah

Sonjah Stanley Niaah, Ph.D. is the head of the Institute of Caribbean Studies at the University of the West Indies (UWI) at Mona, Jamaica. She has been teaching and researching Black Atlantic performance geographies, ritual, dance, popular culture and the sacred, cultural studies theory and Caribbean cultural studies for many years. She is the author of Dancehall: From Slave Ship to Ghetto (2010, University of Ottawa Press), and is a leading author on Jamaican popular culture, and Caribbean Cultural Studies more broadly, having published over twenty articles and book chapters in numerous journals and edited collections locally, regionally and internationally.