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DR. YANIQUE HUME [Jamaica] is a multifaceted scholar, dancer and choreographer with extensive research expertise and specialization across the Americas and the African Diaspora. As a tenured academic and professor at the University of West Indies at Cave Hill from the Caribbean with extensive regional and international experience, she has secured expertise and contribution to the Caribbean intellectual tradition operating from the disciplines of Cultural Anthropology and Performance Studies. Dr. Hume’s research experience and teaching areas include: religious and performance cultures of the African diaspora, Caribbean thought, popular culture, migration, and diasporic identities. As a multilingual researcher, her fieldwork experience in dance forms and sacred arts are centered in the Caribbean and Latin America, especially Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Suriname, Brazil, and Colombia. In applied research, her work has focused on the creative industries and cultural policy; migration and tourism; museological production and management. Dr. Hume is the co-editor of Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora (2013); Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics, and Performance (2016); and Passages and Afterworlds: Anthropological Perspectives on Death in the Caribbean (2018). As a professional dancer and choreographer, she has worked with the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, L’Acadco United Caribbean Dance Force, and Danza Caribe of Cuba. Her choreography draws on over 25 years of training in Afro-Caribbean dance with specializations in Haitian, Jamaican and Cuban movement vocabularies.

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