Past Appearances

Keynotes and other invited speaking engagements:

  • “‘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: http://www.wbur.org/worldofideas/2018/10/14/daut)

  • “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.” Forgotten Dreams and Misplaced Revolutions: Conceptualizing Twentieth Century Revolutions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East” (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.