Laurent Dubois

Laurent Dubois

Professor of History

External address: 
213 Language Center, Durham, NC 27708
Phone: 
(919) 660-3112

Overview

I am a specialist on the history and culture of the Atlantic world, with a focus on the Caribbean and particularly Haiti. I am the faculty director of the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University, and write for magazines including the New Republic, Sports Illustrated, and the New Yorker. I recently completed a book entitled The Banjo: America's African instrument, which is forthcoming with Harvard University Press in the Spring of 2016. I have received a Mellon New Directions Fellowship, a National Humanities Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship to support this work. My most recent book Haiti: The Aftershocks of History (Metropolitan Books, 2012) tells the history of the country from it's founding revolution to the present day. In 2010 I published Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France, and continue to write about soccer at my blog Soccer Politics. In 2004 I published Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (Harvard) as well as A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 (Published by UNC Press for the Omohundro Institute), which won four book prizes including the Frederick Douglass Prize. I have also co-edited a collection of documents on the Haitian Revolution with John Garrigus, a reader entitled Origins of the Black Atlantic with Julius Scott and, with Thomas Bender and Richard Rabinowitz, the catalogue for the exhibit Revolution!: The Atlantic World Reborn, for which I was co-chair of the scholar's committee. I am also co-editing the "Haiti Reader" for Duke University Press. I advise graduate students in both History and Romance Studies, working on a range of topics in Caribbean and French colonial and post-colonial studies.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan at Ann Arbor 1998

  • B.A., Princeton University 1992

Dubois, L. Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004.

Dubois, L, and Turits, R. A History of the Caribbean (Under Contract). University of North Carolina Press.

The Haiti Reader (Under Contract). Edited by L Dubois, K Glover, N Menard, M Polyné, and C Verma. Duke University Press. (Edited Book)

Pages

Casimir, J, and Dubois, LM. "Reckoning in Haiti." In Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture, and the Earthquake of 2010,edited by M Munro. University of West Indies Press, 2010. (Chapter)

Dubois, L. "Gendered Freedom: Citoyennes and War in the Revolutionary French Caribbean." In Gender, War, and Politics Translatlantic Perspectives, 1775-1830,edited by K Hagemann, G Mettele, and J Rendall, 59-70. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "The Revolutionary Abolitionists of Haiti." In War, Empire, and Slavery, 1770-1830,edited by R Bessel, N Guyatt, and J Rendall, 44-60. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "L’identité du Onze tricolore: un heritage colonial?." In L’Empire des sports,edited by P Singaravélou and J Sorez, 183-200. Paris: Belin, 2010. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "Reckoning in Haiti." In Haiti Rising: Haitian History, Culture and the Earthquake of 2010,edited by M Munrow. Kingston & Liverpool: University of the West Indies Press and Liverpool University Press, 2010. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "The French Atlantic." In Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal,edited by JP Green and PD Morgan, 137-162. Oxford University Press, 2009. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "1673: The Jesuit Relations." In A New Literary History of America,edited by G Marcus and W Sollors, 50-54. The Belkap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "The Haitian Revolution and the Sale of Louisiana; or, Thomas Jefferson’s (Unpaid) Debt to Jean-Jacques Dessalines." In Empires of the Imagination: Transatlantic Histories of the Louisiana Purchase,edited by PJ Kastor and F Weil, 93-116. University of Virginia Press, 2009. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "Avenging America: The Politics of Violence in the Haitian Revolution." In The World of the Haitian Revolution: Viewed 200 Years After,edited by D Geggus and N Fiering, 111-124. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2009. (Essay)

Dubois, L. "The Banjo in the Caribbean." In The Banjo: Roots and Branches,edited by R Winans. University of Illinois Press, 2009. (Essay)

Pages

Dubois, L. "Haiti’s Traces." Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 39 (2012). (Academic Article)

Dubois, L. "Thinking with Haiti." Social Text: Periscope (January 26, 2010).

Dubois, L. "Hauting Delgrès." Edited by DJ Walkowitz and LM Knauer. (2009): 311-328.

Dubois, L. "An Atlantic Revolution." FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES 32, no. 4 (2009): 655-661. Full Text

Dubois, LM. "Reading the Black Jacobins, Seven Decades Later." NACLA Report on the Americas 42, no. 2 (2009): 38-43.

Dubois, L. "Football in Latin America: A Field and its Challenges." Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 3 (November 2008): 486-494. (Review)

Dubois, L. ""Declarations" and "Declarations and States" in Critical Forum on Armitage, Declarations of Independence." William and Mary Quarterly LXV (April 2008): 352-367. (Review)

Dubois, L. "Declarations (David Armitage)." WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY 65, no. 2 (April 2008): 352-353. Full Text

Dubois, L. "Filming the Lwa in Haiti: Film Review." Caribbean Studies 36 (2008): 215-219. (Review)

Pages

Jenson, D, and Dubois, L. "Haiti Can Be Rich Again." New York Times (January 8, 2012). (Scholarly Commentary)

Kirschenfeld, A. "Soccer Scholarship." Duke Magazine 96, no. 3 (2010): 24-25. (Scholarly Commentary)

Dubois, L. "Roundtable on Haitian Music." New Yorker.com (Sasha Frere-Jones’ Blog) (2009).

Giraud, M, Padis, M-O, and Weil, P. "Une histoire à transmettre." Esprit (February 2007): 117-123. (Scholarly Commentary)

Dubois, L. "Haiti’s Bitter History of Hope." Los Angeles Times (February 2006).

Dubois, L. "Haiti." Edited by J Merriman and J Winter. Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe, 1789-1914 (2006).

Dubois, L. "Caribbean." Edited by J Merriman and J Winter. Encyclopedia of Modern Europe: Europe, 1789-1914 (2006).

Pages

Spring 2019

Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Soc/Psych 130, Tu 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Languages 211, Th 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Social Sciences 124, Th 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Social Sciences 109, Th 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Modern Caribbean (HISTORY 321)
Allen 306, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Fall 2018

Public Scholarship (HISTORY 706S)
Languages 208, Tu 01:25 PM-03:55 PM

Spring 2018

Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
East Duke 209, Tu 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Old Chem 003, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
West Duke 108A, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Languages 114A, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Allen 317, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Readings In Cultural History (HISTORY 790S-14)
Perkins 065, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Fall 2017

Rsch Top Methods & Theory (HISTORY 890S-13)
West Duke 08A, Tu 10:05 AM-12:35 PM

Spring 2016

Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
East Duke 209, Tu 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
East Duke 209, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
East Duke 108, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Friedl Bdg 126, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Allen 306, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Modern Caribbean (HISTORY 321)
Friedl Bdg 126, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2015

Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
East Duke 209, Tu 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
East Duke 204B, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Social Sciences 107, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Languages 207, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Soccer Politics (HISTORY 266D)
Allen 306, Th 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
Modern Caribbean (HISTORY 321)
Friedl Bdg 107, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM

Spring 2014

Topics In History Seminar (HISTORY 590S)
SEE INSTRU , Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM