Derek Pardue is an Associate Professor of Brazilian Studies inside the Global Studies Department at Aarhus University in Denmark. His research has focused on issues of South–South migration, urbanism, and identity politics throughout the Black Atlantic, specifically the Luso-African world of Brazil, Portugal, and Cape Verde. His latest book, Cape Verde Let’s Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal, was published by University of Illinois Press in 2015. The text for Writing With Light emerged from a project supported by a fellowship at Hanse-Wissenschaftkolleg (HWK) in Germany, in which he developed a manuscript of ethnographic fiction about contemporary black visibility via African migration in São Paulo, Brazil. More details on Professor Pardue’s academic activities can be found here: www.au.dk/en/[email protected].