Traci-Ann Wint earned a doctorate in African and African diaspora studies (AADS) in 2019 from UT Austin. She also holds a micro-master’s in instructional design and technology from the University of Maryland Global Campus. A Black feminist and critical race studies scholar, Wint is currently writing a book titled Reviving Paradise: Tourism and Making the Jamaican Nation that explores the ways a neocolonial tourism industry extends the raced and gendered hierarchies of the plantation in the modern anglophone Caribbean. She is the author of peer-reviewed articles on the Tambourine Army, a radical Jamaican women’s rights organization, and on mothering in the time of Black Lives Matter. She is also a published poet and experienced media producer. She comes to Smith after having worked most recently as a lecturer in AADS at UT Austin.