Dr. Frances Henry is a social anthropologist and one of Canada's leading experts on race, racialization and racism in Canadian society. Her anthropological cultural area of study is the Caribbean where she began her life long research on African derived religious movements. Now retired as a Professor Emerita from York University in Toronto, she also taught at McGill University in Montreal for many years before moving to Toronto. She has had, and continues to have, a significant research and writing career and is now at work on her fifteenth book. Henry has also been active in applied community oriented work especially in race and ethnic relations in Canadian society. She is a member of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada. She has been married for fifty four years to Trinidadian born Jeff Henry, has two children and five grandchildren.