Donna P. Hope

Donna P. Hope, PhD is Professor of Culture, Gender and Society, at the University of the West Indies. her work engages with Afro-Jamaican/Caribbean cultures of identity-making as they intersect with power domains. Her current focus is on the national/regional/international touristic movements of culture along creative industry pathways.

She has published extensively in the areas of popular culture, gender, music, identity, and creative industries.

Professor Hope is a former Deputy Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and a former Director of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, where she organized and chaired four International Reggae Conferences. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Dancehall Archive and Research Initiative ( which preserves, innovates and disseminates information about dancehall culture.

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