“The Only Good System is a Sound System”: The Dub Riddim Revival in Kingston

  • Erin Christine MacLeod University of the West Indies, Vanier College
Keywords: dub, Jamaica, DJs, sound systems

Author Biography

Erin Christine MacLeod, University of the West Indies, Vanier College
Erin MacLeod is the author of "Visions of Zion: Ethiopians and Rastafari in the Search for the Promised Land" (NYU Press, 2014). She has experience in the fields of education, international development and the not-for-profit sectors. Holding a PhD in Communications from McGill and a Master's in English Literature from the University of Toronto, Erin has taught and lectured at Vanier College and the University of the West Indies, Mona and has worked in publishing, academia, public relations and social justice. In addition, she has helped to develop Cuso International's monitoring and evaluation system for Latin America and the Caribbean. She has volunteered as a team leader working with Habitat for Humanity's Global Village program in Ethiopia, Guyana, Kenya and Senegal. She has also completed extensive fieldwork in Ethiopia, Jamaica and Costa Rica, and her fields of interest are south-south relations, immigration policy, diaspora studies and development issues. Erin's research into these areas has been supported by both doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).