Belton, Kristy A.

Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

Kristy A. Belton is a writer and storyteller whose work focuses on issues of belonging, human rights and social justice, especially as pertains to the Caribbean. She holds a Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and serves as Director of Professional Development for the International Studies Association. Kristy is the recipient of numerous awards for her work on statelessness and migration, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 2015 Award for Best Doctoral Research on Statelessness. She is the author of Statelessness in the Caribbean: the paradox of belonging in a postnational world (Penn Press, 2017), as well as numerous book chapters. Her work has appeared in Alternatives: Global, local, politicalCitizenship Studies, Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Ethics & International Affairs, International Journal of Bahamian Studies, Journal of Global Ethics and The Latin Americanist, among others. Kristy currently serves as an editor for the Statelessness and Citizenship Review and may be contacted at