Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition (forthcoming with Indiana University Press, February 2013)

Published Articles

"The Mémoire of the First Soldier of the Republic of Saint-Domingue." The Journal of Haitian Studies Vol. 17 no. 1 (November 2011).

"Césaire Reads Louverture: The Haitian Revolution and the Problem of Departmentalization." Small Axe 34 (March 2011)

"Sarkozy, Mabanckou, and Notes from the Bar: Alain Mabanckou's Verre cassé." The French Review (Oct. 2010)

"Psycho Killer, Qu'est-ce que c'est? Reflections on Mabanckou's African Psycho." Transition Magazine 100 (2009).

"Coming of Age with an AK-47: Ahmadou Kourouma's Allah n'est pas obligé." Research in African Literatures 39.1 (Spring 2008)

Articles in Progress

"The Migrant Map: The Translation of Black Paris in the Literature of Alain Mabanckou." Forthcoming in Francophone Afropean Literatures. Hitchcott and Thomas, eds. Liverpool University Press, 2014.

"Reading (in the) Ruins: Kettly Mars's Saisons sauvages." Submitted for publication.

"The Artist and Her Ghosts: Edwidge Danticat's Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work." Under review.


"The Ghost of Albert Camus in Contemporary Haitian Literature." Paper accepted for "Camus L'Artiste." Colloque de Cerisy-la-Salle, France, August 17 - 24, 2013.

"Le tonnellier et le peintre. Le concept de travail chez Albert Camus." Proposal for "Albert Camus: Topographie et Toponymie." Colloque de Boise State University, April 18-19, 2013.

"Locating an Afropean Diaspora in Léonora Miano's Blues pour Elise." Proposal for African Literature Assocation: "Literature, Liberation and the Law." Charleston, March 20-24, 2013.

"Rebuilding Ruins: Kettly Mars's Saisons sauvages." Paper for the Annual Conference of the Haitian Studies Association. The University of the West Indies, November 10-12, 2011.

"A Thing of Mortal Make? Haiti's Modern Chimeras: A Reading of Edwidge Danticat's 'Ghosts.'" Paper selected for the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium: "Humain-Animal." University of San Francisco, March 30 - April 2, 2011.

"From Toussaint to Napoleon:'Free and French' in the Black Atlantic." Paper delivered for "The Francophone Caribbean and North America," International Colloquium at Florida State University, February 25-27, 2010.

"Césaire, Haiti, et le Discours du probléme colonial." Paper delivered for MLA Division of Francophone Literatures & Cultures, Philadelphia, December 27-30, 2009.

"Aimé Césaire and the Aftershocks of the Haitian Revolution." Paper to present at the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium: "Séismes/Seismic Shifts." University of Minnesota, Department of French and Italian, March 26-29, 2009.

"From Césaire to Toussaint: Theorizing the Colonial Problem." Paper delivered at the Colloque International Aimé Césaire at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, October 2008.

"The Cult of Literature and the Fragile Place of Culture in Subsaharan Africa." Paper presented at the 20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium: "Limits/Limites." Georgetown University, March 6-8, 2008.

"Testimonies of Pleasure and Pain: Remembering a Colonized Childhood in the French Antilles." Delivered at the Humanities Center, Harvard University, for series on Cross-Cultural Poetics and Rhetorics, November 2003.

"A Child is Being Silenced: Writing Childhood in Colonial West Africa." Delivered at Emory University Conference: "Encountering Infancy: The Infant Figure in Literature, Psychoanalysis, and Philosophy." March 2003.

"Albert Camus's View of Colonial Algiers: A Walk through the Neighborhoods of Algiers in Le premier homme." Delivered at the Annual Conference of the American Institute for Maghreb Studies, April 2000.

Book Reviews

Review of James D. Le Sueur. Uncivil War: Intellectuals and Identity Politics during the Decolonization of Algeria (University of Pennsylvania, 2001). Journal of North African Studies 8.2 (2003)