Dr. Donna Hope is one of the leading voices in culture and its institutions in Jamaica. Dr. Hope was educated at the University of the West Indies where she received her B.A. in Mass Communication and her MPhil in Political Science. She later went on to George Mason University where she attained her Phd. in Cultural Studies. Dr. Hope is now the Director and Senior Lecture at the Institute of Cultural Studies at the UWI, where she seeks to broaden the cultural conversation regarding some of Jamaica’s most popular cultural exports.