William F.S. Miles is a professor of political science at Northeastern University and an affiliate of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University. His Elections and Ethnicity in French Martinique was published in France as Paradoxe au Paradis: de la Politique à la Martinique. A specialist on former French colonies in the developing world, Professor Miles has also published books on Niger (Hausaland Divided), Pondichéry (Imperial Burdens), and Vanuatu (Bridging Mental Boundaries). His articles on the French West Indies have appeared in French Politics, Culture & Society; Journal of Interamerican Studies and World Affairs; Caribbean Studies; New West Indian Guide; Anthropology; and Nations and Nationalism. Recipient of four Fulbright fellowships, Miles has held appointments with l’Université de Maurice and l’Université des Antilles-Guyane. His travel writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, WorldView, The Antioch Review, Transition, and Contemporary Review.