Camille Hernández-Ramdwar is an author, scholar, and independent consultant. Her debut collection of short stories Suite as Sugar was published by Dundurn Press in 2023. Her earlier work appeared in Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction (Invisible Cities Press, 2000), Mercury Retrograde (Sister Vision Press, 1999), and “but where are you really from?” Stories of Identity and Assimilation in Canada (Sister Vision Press, 1997). Camille is Professor Emerita at Toronto Metropolitan University where for over twenty years she engaged in teaching, writing, research and activism concerning anti-racism and Caribbean Studies in Canada. Her scholarly expertise includes diasporic, second generation and multiracial identities. Camille’s academic work has appeared in International Encounters: Higher Education and the International Student Experience (Rowan and Little, 2019),Caribbean Healers and Healing Practices in Health and Mental Health (Routledge, 2013),and Searching for Equality: Inclusion and Equity in the Canadian Academy (University of Toronto Press, 2010). Her short documentary Posting for Peace (26 min. 2018), looks at social media, violence and youth in Trinidad and Tobago. Camille is currently working on a book about the failures of anti-racism initiatives in Canadian universities, as well as a novel of historical fiction and magical realism spanning multiple continents and eras. In addition to her creative and scholarly pursuits, Camille is Director and Lead Consultant of two DEI and anti-racist consultancies: Ibu Ocantomi Inc. (based in Toronto) and Dorado Equitability Consulting (Trinidad and Tobago). She and her husband also run Strays of Santa Cruz, a small dog rescue in Trinidad.