Annabelle Haynes is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English. Before coming to Princeton, she earned a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College, an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, as well as an MA in English from Georgetown University. In her ongoing dissertation entitled, Island Imaginaries: Women Writers Mapping Freedom Beyond Development in Caribbean Literature from 1980-2020, she analyzes the confluence of postcolonial development discourse and literary experimentation in works by Caribbean women writers. In addition to her academic research, she has and an extensive career in international development and undergraduate teaching. She has taught undergraduate level courses in literature, composition, and creative writing at Princeton University, Howard University, and Georgetown University. She is also the recipient of a 2023-2024 PIIRS Graduate Fellowship at Princeton University.