"This is a timely and relevant collection of essays on women in Carnival. It provides important insights into women's presentation of self and sexuality in the liminal space of the Carnival. Moreover, it makes a valuable contribution to the phenomenology of revelry and the field of entertainment in Trinidad and Tobago." - Linden F. Lewis, professor of sociology at Bucknell University and coauthor of Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad

Congratulations to Dr. Dwaine Plaza, OREGON STATE ADVANCE Senior Staff member and Research Team Co-Chair for the Publication of the new book, Carnival Is Woman: Feminism and Performance in Caribbean Mas. Well done Dr. Plaza!

Women are performing an ever-growing role in Caribbean Carnival. Through a feminist perspective, this volume examines the presence of women in contemporary Carnival by demonstrating not only their strength in numbers, but also the ways in which women participate in the event.

Contributions by: Darrell Gerohn Baksh, Jan de Cosmo, Frances Henry, Jeff Henry, Adanna Kai Jones, Samantha Noel, Dwaine Plaza, Philip W. Scher, and Asha St. Bernard