Project Team

Cymone Fourshey
Director of the Griot Institute
Associate Professor of History and International Relations

Diane Jakacki
Digital Scholarship Coordinator

Michelle Lauver
Griot Programs Manager

Barbara Wankollie ’26
Griot Intern
Summer 2024

Local Historian

Agnes Meeker
An independent researcher and lay historian whose passion has been gathering information on the sugar mills and plantations of the island.

Past Contributors

Kareen George
Griot Student Assistant
Fall 2019 – Spring 2020, Spring 2021

Christian Howard-Sukhil
Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

Ifunanya Maduka
Griot Student Assistant
Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Tatiana Roman
Griot Student Assistant

In Memoriam

Carmen Gillespie
Founder of the Griot Institute