• Laurent M. Dubois

  • Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History
  • Romance Studies
  • 213 Languages Building
  • Campus Box 90257
  • Phone: (919) 660-3112
  • Fax: 919-684-4029
  • Homepage
  • Secondary web page
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • French
    • Caribbean Studies
    • Modern and Contemporary
    • Decolonial and Post-colonial Studies
    • Globalization, Postmodernity, Contemporaneity
    • Historicism
    • The Enlightenment in a Global Perspective
  • Research Summary

    Anthropology, History and Literature of the French Caribbean and the Atlantic World
  • Research Description

    My book Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, which tells the history of the country from it's founding revolution to the present day, was published in January of 2012. In 2010 I published Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France, and continue to write about soccer at my blog Soccer Politics. I have also recently co-edited, with Julius Scott, a reader entitled Origins of the Black Atlantic and, with Thomas Bender and Richard Rabinowitz, the catalogue for the exhibit Revolution!: The Atlantic World Reborn, for which I was co-chair of the scholar's committee. I am also co-editing the "Haiti Reader" for Duke University Press. I am now focusing my research on my book on the history of the banjo (under contract with Harvard University Press), for which I have received a National Humanities Center Fellowship and a Guggenhiem Fellowship. For the past three years, I have held a Mellon New Directions Fellowship which has allowed me to study and research musicology and ethnomusicology. I am the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory at the Franklin Humanities Institute, where I work on collaborative projects in a number of areas including the history of Vodou and the question of land, environment and agriculture. I advice graduate students in both History and Romance Studies, working on a range of topics in Caribbean and French colonial and post-colonial studies.
  • Areas of Interest

    Caribbean
    French Atlantic
    Contemporary France
    Afro-Atlantic Music and Religion
  • Teaching

    • ROMST 790S.01
      • TOPICS ROMANCE STUDIES
      • Perkins 058
      • Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • Interdisciplinary Program in Anthropology and History,
      • University of Michigan,
      • 1998
      • BA,
      • Majors: Anthropology and English; Minors: African-American Studies, Creative Writing, Latin American Studies,
      • Princeton University,
      • 1992
  • Awards, Honors and Distinctions

      • Howard Johnson Teaching Award,
      • Duke University Trinity College of Arts & Sciences,
      • 2012
      • Frederick Douglass Prize,
      • Gilder Lehrman Center,
      • February, 2005
      • David Pickney Book Prize,
      • Society for French History Studies,
      • 2005
      • Atlantic History Prize,
      • American Historical Association,
      • 2004
      • John H. Fagg Award,
      • American Historical Association,
      • 2004
  • Selected Publications

      • (November, 2012).
      • Haiti's Traces.
      • Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism
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      • 39
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      • 177-187.
      • (August 3, 2012).
      • The Hijab on the Pitch.
      • The Feminist Wire
      • .
      • [web]
      • (2012).
      • Haiti: The Aftershocks of History.
      • Metropolitan Books.
      • With Thomas Bender and Richard Rabinowitz.
      • (2011).
      • Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn.
      • Giles Ltd.
      • [web]
      • With Jean Casimir.
      • (2010).
      • Reckoning in Haiti.
      • In Martin Munro (Eds.),
      • Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010
      • .
      • University of West Indies Press.
      • (2008).
      • Egalite for All: Human Rights and the Haitian Revolution.
      • .
      • (I was the head historical consultant for Koval Films on a documentary on the Haitian Revolution, aired on PBS in January 2009.)
      • [web]
      • With Madison Smartt Bell.
      • (July, 2007).
      • The Haitian Revolution at the Crossroads: A Discussion Between Madison Smartt Bell and Laurent Dubois.
      • Common-Place.org
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      • (4)
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      • [web]
      • (Fall, 2012).
      • Eloge Pour Michel-Rolph Trouillot.
      • Transition
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      • 109
      • ,
      • 21-32.
      • With Alexander Wolff.
      • (June 1, 2012).
      • French World Cup Hero Thuram Working to Battle Racism in Soccer and Society.
      • Sports Illustrated
      • .
      • [web]
      • (2010).
      • Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France.
      • University of California Press.
      • Laurent Dubois and Julius S. Scott.
      • (2009).
      • Origins of the Black Atlantic.
      • Routledge.
      • [web]
      • With Michel Giraud, Marc-Olivier Padis, and Patrick Weil.
      • (February, 2007).
      • “Une histoire à transmettre,” interview with Lilian Thuram,.
      • Esprit
      • ,
      • 117-123.
      • [web]
      • (July, 2012).
      • Dessalines Toro d'Haiti.
      • William and Mary Quarterly
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      • 3rd ser, 69
      • (3)
      • ,
      • 541-548.
      • (to Present).
      • Founding Editor, Soccer Politics Blog.
      • .
      • [web]
      • With John Garrigus.
      • (2006).
      • Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History With Documents.
      • Bedford Press.
      • [web]
      • (2010).
      • Thinking Haiti.
      • Social Text Periscope
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      • Ayiti Kraze/Haiti in Fragments
      • .
      • [web]
      • (2006).
      • Les Vengeurs du Nouveau Monde: Histoire de la Révolution haïtienne.
      • Editions Les Perseides.
      • Translation of Avengers of the New World.
      • [web]
      • (Fall, 2009).
      • An Atlantic Revolution.
      • French Historical Studies
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      • 32
      • (4)
      • ,
      • 655-661.
      • [web]
      • (2004).
      • Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution.
      • The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
      • [web]
      • With Bernard Camier.
      • (December, 2007).
      • Voltaire, Zaïre, Dessalines: Le Théâtre des Lumières dans L’Atlantique français.
      • Revue d'histoire moderne et contemporaine
      • ,
      • 54
      • (4)
      • ,
      • 39-69.
      • (2004).
      • A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804.
      • Published for the Omohundro Institute by the University of North Carolina Press.
      • [web]
      • (June, 2007).
      • Capturing Louverture.
      • Small Axe
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      • 23
      • ,
      • 177-185.
      • (1998).
      • Les esclaves de la République: l’histoire oubliée de la première émancipation, 1789-1794.
      • Calmann-Lévy,.
      • (Spring, 2007).
      • The Haitian Revolution and the Sale of Louisiana.
      • The Southern Quarterly: A Journal of Arts in the South
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      • 44
      • (3)
      • ,
      • 18-41.
      • (February, 2007).
      • Histoires d’esclavage en France et aux Etats-Unis.
      • Esprit
      • .
      • [web]
      • With Erol Josué.
      • (2007).
      • Le Vodou, Miroir de l’histoire: Dialogue.
      • Tabou: Revue du Musée d’Ethnologie de Genève
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      • 5
      • ,
      • 325-340.
      • [web]
      • (February, 2006).
      • An Enslaved Enlightenment: Re-Thinking the Intellectual History of the French Atlantic.
      • Social History
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      • 31
      • (1)
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      • 1-14.
      • (March-April 2003).
      • ’Citoyens et Amis!’ Esclavage, citoyenneté et République dans les Antilles françaises à l’époque révolutionnaire.
      • Annales
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      • 58
      • (2)
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      • 281-304.
      • [web]
      • (Fall, 2000).
      • Republican Racism and Anti-Racism: A Caribbean Genealogy.
      • French Politics, Culture and Society
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      • (3)
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      • 5-17.
      • (June, 1999).
      • Republic At Sea: On the Margins of the New Europe.
      • Transition
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      • 79
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      • 64-70.
      • (April, 1999).
      • ‘The Price of Liberty’: Victor Hugues and the Administration of Freedom in Guadeloupe, 1794-1802.
      • William and Mary Quarterly
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      • Quarterly 3rd series, LVI
      • (2)
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      • 363-392.
      • (Winter, 1997).
      • A Spoonful of Blood: Blaming Haitians for AIDS.
      • Science as Culture
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      • 6
      • (26)
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      • 7-43.
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  • Postdoctoral Students

  • PhD Students

    • Michael J. Becker
      • 2013-present
    • Claire A. Payton
      • 2012 - present
    • Eliza Dandridge
      • 2010 - present
    • Joaquin Bueno
      • 2009 - present
    • Reginald Patterson
      • 2007 - present
Laurent M. Dubois