Crystal Eddins’ research on the African Diaspora consciousness, historical sociology, social movements and collective action, marronnage and the Haitian Revolution has appeared in the Journal of Haitian Studies and the Haitian History Journal: Haiti and the Atlantic World/Revue d’Histoire Haïtienne: Haïti et le Monde Atlantique. Eddins holds a dual major PhD in African American & African Studies and Sociology from Michigan State University and is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses on the African Diaspora theory; slavery, race, and colonialism; and collective action and social movements. Her work has been supported by the Brown University Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellowship and John Carter Brown Library Associates Fellowship, and the National Science Foundation Sociology Program Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award. Eddins is currently working on a book manuscript, Rituals, Runaways, and the Haitian Revolution: African Diaspora Collective Action as a UNC-Duke Consortium in Latin American and Caribbean Studies College Educators Research Fellow. Follow her on Twitter @CrystalNEddins.