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.



“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. April 2021.331-51.

“Beyond Trouillot: Unsettling Genealogies of Historical Thought.” Small Axe 25.1 (March 2021): 132-54.

“Antillean Sovereignty in Pan‐Caribbean Writing.” Caribbean Literature in Transition. Vol. 1. Eds. Timothy Watson and Evelyn O’Callaghan. Cambridge UP, 2021. 215-30.

"Creole." Keywords in American Cultural Studies. Eds. Glenn Hendler and Bruce Burgett. New York: NYU Press, 2020. 73-77.

"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.

Translated Texts

Juste Chanlatte,The King's Hunting Party (excerpt of La partie de chasse du roi). The Haiti Reader. Tr. Marlene Daut. Eds. Laurent Dubois, Kaiama Glover, Nadève Ménard, Millery Polyné, and Chantalle Verna. Duke University Press, 2020. 53-57.

Translations of My Work

“Prólogo.” El sistema colonial develado, by Baron de Vastey. Ed. Juan Francisco Martinez Peria. Tr. Laura Léger. Ediciones del CCC: Centro Cultural de la Cooperacíon Floreal Gorini, 2018.

“Faire sortir le passé du silence: Les historiens haïtiens et la ré-écriture de la révolution haïtienne.” tr. Élise Finielz. Société Haïtienne d’Histoire, de Géographie et de Géologie. No. 257-58 (Décembre-Janvier 2015) : 37-72.

“‘Para Des-Silenciar El Pasado’: Los ‘Memorialistas’ Haitianos y la Reescritura de la Revolución Haitiana.” tr. David González. Toussaint Louverture: Repensar un icono, eds. Mariana Past and Natalie Léger. Santiago de Cuba: Casa del Caribe, 2015. 127-71.


“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.