Françoise Vergès received a PhD in Political Science from Berkley, University of California. Her publications include Amarres. Creolisations India-océanes (with Carpanin Marimoutou; 2003), Abolir l'esclavage: Une utopie coloniale (2001); and Monsters and Revolutionaries: Colonial Family Romance and Metissage (1999). She was awarded the 2006 Françoise Seligmann Foundation Prize Against Racism for her book La Mémoire enchaînée. Questions sur l'esclavage. She is a lecturer at the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London.