Past Appearances

Keynotes and other invited speaking engagements:

  • "Beyond Trouillot: Unsettling Genealogies of Haitian Thought." Haiti Week, Center for Latin American Studies, Vanderbilt University (February 4, 2020).
  • “Baron de Vastey et l’Atlantique Noire.” Centre international de recherches sur les esclavages (CIRESC), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHSS), Paris France, January 31, 2020.
  • “D’autres intellectuels africains-américains : « l’humanisme noir » au-delà des Etats-Unis.” Laboratoire de Recherche sur les Cultures Anglophones (LARCA), Université Paris-Diderot VII, Paris, France (January 28-31, 2020)
  • Caribbean Digital VI, Barnard College/Columbia University (December 6, 2019)
  • “‘A Black Kingdom May Take the Place of the White One’: Henry Christophe I and The Kingdom of Hayti (1811-1820).” Manchester Histories Festival, Manchester Central Library, 30 July 2019.
  • Keynote: “The Age of Haitian Romanticism,” International Conference on Romanticism, University of Manchester (UK), 31 July-2 August 2019.
  • “Caribbean Sovereignty in an Age of Independence.” Middle Modernity Group, English Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 4-5 April 2019.
  • “Haiti’s Baron de Vastey and the Black Atlantic.” African American Studies Department, Boston University, 3 October 2018. (Aired on NPR on 14 October 2018)
  • “Beyond Trouillot.” Silencing the Past @ 25, University of Chicago, 26-27 October 2018.
  • “Afro-Caribbean Atlantic Worlds,” with Kaiama Glover, Laurent Dubois, and Christina Mobley. The Global South: Theories, Narratives, Spaces and Technologies, at the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory, University of Bologna, 3 July 2018.
  • “The Age of the Haitian Revolution,” Transoceanic American Studies Symposium. German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. May 17-18, 2018.
  • “The Politics of Naming Revolutions.”, (Mellon Sawyer-Seminar), Brandeis University. 27 February 2018.
  • “The Haitian Atlantic: A Literary Geography.” Nineteenth-Century Americanists Colloquium. Columbia University. 19 February 2018.
  • Roundtable: “Interpreting the Haitian Revolution: Sources, Methods, Theories”/“L’interprétation de la Révolution haïtienne: documents, méthodes, théories,” at “Haiti: Slavery, Resistance, Revolution"/"Haiti: esclavage, résistance, révolution" : Symposium in honour of Professor Carolyn Fick, Concordia University. 8 September 2017.
  • Keynote: “Story-Mapping the Haitian Atlantic.” Shaking Up the World? Global Effects of Haitian Tremors: 1791, 2010. Symposium. University of Aarhus, Denmark 10-12 August 2017.
  • “A Transnational Literary Geography of the Haitian Atlantic.” Duke-UNC Americanist Speakers Series. 27 April 2017.
  • “Baron de Vastey and Black Sovereignty in the Atlantic World.” Caribbean Emancipations Workshop. Duke University. 21 April 2017.
  • Plenary Roundtable: “Abolitionism and Black Intellectual History.” African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS). 24 March 2017.
  • “Traveling the Haitian Atlantic.” University of Colorado, Boulder. 14 March 2017.
  • “Haiti and the Digital World: Archiving Black Sovereignty Together in Life and Death.” Scholars’ Lab. University of Virginia. 18 January 2017.“South of Haiti: Caribbean Intellectual History and the Atlantic World.” Global South Conference, University of Virginia. 17 November 2016.
  • "The Haitian Atlantic," National Humanities Center. Research Triangle Park. 10 November 2016.
  • “Haiti @ the Digital Crossroads,” Franklin Humanities Institute. Duke University. 13 October 2016.
  • Keynote: “Historiography and the Transatlantic Literary History of the Haitian Revolution.”  “Haiti: Beyond Commemoration & Boundaries,” University of Chicago. 12 May 2016.
  • “Haiti’s First Novel and the Transatlantic Print Culture of the Haitian Revolution.” African~Diaspora Forum, History Department, New York University. 14 October 2015.
  •  “Slavery in the French-Claimed Caribbean.” United Negro College Fund/Mellon International Seminar, Nantes, France. 7 July 2015.

“Race and the Transatlantic Print Culture of the Haitian Revolution.” Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, New York University, 13 April 2015.

“Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution.” UC-Santa Barbara, 15 May 2014.

“The Revolutionary Public Sphere.” Rethinking The Age of Revolution: Rights, Representation, and the Global Imaginary (Mellon-Sawyer Seminar), Brandeis University, 24 October 2013.

“Un-Veiling the Colonial System: A Roundtable on Haitian Independence.” Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, December 1-4, 2011.

“Moreau de Saint-Méry’s daughter, the authorship of La Mulâtre comme il y a beaucoup de blanches, and other mysteries of the Haitian Revolution.” The Global Nineteenth  Century Conference, U.C. Riverside, October 21-22, 2010.

“The Revolutionary Hero.” Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL. September 26, 2007.