Peer-Reviewed Articles

A specialist in Caribbean literature and history, I have published over a dozen articles on the Haitian Revolution and Haitian independence, Latin American and Caribbean sovereignty, and European colonial and Afro-diasporic literatures.



"Teaching Perspective: The Relation between the Haitian and French Revolutions," Teaching Representations of the French Revolution. eds. Julia V. Douthwaite, Catriona Seth and Antoinette Sol. New York: MLA Option for Teaching Series, 2019. 264-274.

"Haiti @ the Digital Crossroads: Archiving Black Sovereignty.” Sx/archipelagos (11 July 2019)

“‘Nothing in Nature is Mute’: Reading Revolutionary Romanticism in L’Haïtiade and Hérard Dumesle’s Voyage dans le nord d’Hayti (1824).” New Literary History 49.4 (2018): 493-520.

“Beyond ‘America for the Americans’: Race and Empire in the Work of Demesvar Delorme.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. 6.1 (Spring 2018): 189-97.

“Haiti and the (Black) Romantics: Enlightenment and Color Prejudice in Alexandre Dumas’s Georges (1843).” Studies in Romanticism. Special Issue in Black Romanticism. ed. Paul Youngquist. 56.1 (Spring 2017): 73-91.

“Caribbean ‘Race Men’: Louis Joseph Janvier, Demesvar Delorme, and the Haitian Atlantic.” L’Esprit Créateur 56. 1 (Spring 2016): 9-23.

“Before Harlem: The Franco-Haitian Grammar of Transnational African American Writing.” J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. 3.2 (Fall 2015): 385-92.

“From Classical French Poet to Militant Haitian Statesman: The Early Years and Poetry of Baron de Vastey.” Research in African Literatures. 43.1 (Spring 2012): 35-57.

“‘The Alpha and Omega of Haitian Literature’: Baron de Vastey and the U.S. Audience of Haitian Political Writing.” Comparative Literature. 64.1 (Winter 2012): 49-72.

“ ‘Sons of White Fathers’: Mulatto Vengeance and the Haitian Revolution in Victor Séjour’s ‘The Mulatto’.” Nineteenth-Century Literature. 65.1 (June 2010): 1-37.

“Un-Silencing the Past: Boisrond-Tonnerre, Vastey, and the Re-Writing of the Haitian Revolution, 1804-1817.” South Atlantic Review. 74.1 (Winter 2009): 35-64.

“Are they Mad? Nation and Narration in Tous les hommes sont fous,” with Karen E.Richman, Small Axe. 12.2 (June 2008): 133-48.

“Monstrous Testimony: Baron de Vastey and the Politics of Black Memory,” The Colonial System Unveiled. tr. and ed. by Chris Bongie. Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, 2014. 173-210.

“The ‘Alpha and Omega’ of Haitian Literature: Baron de Vastey and the U.S. Press,” The Haitian Revolution and the Early U.S.: Histories, Textualities, Geographies. eds. Elizabeth Maddock Dillon and Michael Drexler. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. 287-213.



“Antillean Sovereignty in Pan‐Caribbean Writing.” Caribbean Literature in Transition. Vol. 1. Eds. Timothy Watson and Evelyn O’Callaghan. Cambridge UP.

“Anti-Conquest and the Development of Postcolonial Inquiry in the Haitian Constitution of 1805.” Expanding the Boundaries of Black Intellectual History. Eds. Brandon Byrd and Leslie Alexander. Chicago: Northwestern UP.

“A Literary Geography of Haiti in African America, 1850-1865.” Cambridge Series in African American Literature in Transition, 1850-1865. Volume editor, Theresa Zackodnik. Series editor, Joycelin Moody. Cambridge UP.

"Creole." Keywords in American Cultural Studies. Eds. Glenn Hendler and Bruce Burgett. New York: NYU Press.