Patrick Helber studied History and Political Science in Tübingen and Dublin, and completed his PhD in 2014 in Modern and Contemporary History in Heidelberg. He lives in Berlin and is the moderator of a radio program on Caribbean popular culture, among other activities. His research interests include Caribbean popular culture and dancehall culture.
Dr. Helber is the author of the book Dancehall und Homophobie. Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf die Geschichte und Kultur Jamaikas (2015) and Co-editor of Caribbean Food Cultures. Culinary Practices and Consumption in the Caribbean and Its Diasporas (2014). Dr. Helber’s other publications include a book chapter in Reggae from Yaad: Traditional and Emerging Themes in Jamaican Popular Music, and work on Vybz Kartel in the journal Caribbean Quarterly.