Professor of History
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.
Dubois, L. "The Citizen's Trance: The Haitian Revolution and the Motor of History." In Magic and Modernity,edited by P Pels and B Meyer, 103-128. Stanford University Press, 2003. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "Monumentos a Solitude: El enfrentamiento al pasado en el Caribe francófono." In Historia y memoria: sociedad, cultura y vida cotidiana en Cuba, 1878-1917,translated by MT Ortega. Havana: Centro Juan Marinello, 2003. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "Troubled Water: Rebellion and Republicanism in the French Caribbean, 1798-1802." In Thomas Jefferson and the Revolution of 1800,edited by J Horn, J Lewis, and P Onuf, 291-308. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2002. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "African Citizens: Slavery, Freedom and Migration during the French Revolution." In Migration Controls in 19th Century Europe,edited by A Fahrmeir and P Weil, 25-38. London: Berghahn Books, 2002. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "The Promise of Revolution: St. Domingue and the Struggle for Autonomy in Guadeloupe, 1798-1802." In The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World,edited by D Geggus, 112-134. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001. (Essay)
Dubois, L. ""Man’s Darkest Hours": Maleness, Travel and Anthropology." In Women Writing Culture,edited by R Behar and D Gordon. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "Frederick Douglass, Anténor Firmin, and the Making of U.S.-Haitian Relations (forhcoming) (In preparation)." In The Haitian Revolution and the Early U.S,edited by E Dillon and M Drexler. Pennsylvania State University Press. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "Haitian Sovereignty: A Brief History (forthcoming) (In preparation)." In Who “Owns” Haiti: Infractions and Assertions of Sovereignty,edited by S Freeman and R McGuire. Gainesville: University of Florida Press. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "Haiti, Gender and Anthrohistory: A Mintzian Journey (forthcoming)." In The Haiti Exception: Anthropology and the Predicaments of Narrative,edited by A Benedicty, K Glover, and M Schuller. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. (Essay)
Dubois, L. "Luzes Escravizadas: Repensando a história intelectual do Atlântico francês." Estudios Afro-Asiáticos 26, no. 2 (2004): 331-354.
Dubois, LM. "La restauration de l’esclavage à la Guadeloupe, 1802-1802." Cahiers du Brésil Contemporain 53-54 (2004): 149-162. (Academic Article)
"Our Three Colors: The king, the republic and the political culture of slave revolution in Saint-Domingue." Historical Reflections 29, no. 1 (December 1, 2003): 83-101.
"«Citizens and friends!»: Slavery, citizenship and republic in the French West Indies during the revolutionary era." Annales 58, no. 2 (December 1, 2003): 281-303. (Review)
Dubois, LM. "Is the French Caribbean Postcolonial?." Francophone Postcolonial Studies 1, no. 2 (October 2003): 46-50. (Academic Article)
Dubois, L. "'Citoyens et Amis!’ Esclavage, citoyenneté et République dans les Antilles françaises à l’époque révolutionnaire." Translated by A Berra. Annales: Histoire, Sciences Sociales 58, no. 2 (April 2003): 281-304.
Dubois, L. "Vodou and history." Comparative studies in society and history 43, no. 1 (January 2001): 92-100.
Dubois, LM. "Republican Racism and Anti-Racism: A Caribbean Genealogy." French Politics, Culture and Society 18, no. 3 (October 2000): 5-17.
Dubois, L. "LA REPUBLIQUE METISSEE: CITIZENSHIP, COLONIALISM, AND THE BORDERS OF FRENCH HISTORY." Cultural Studies 14, no. 1 (January 2000): 15-34. Full Text
Dubois, L. "La République Métissée: Citizenship, Colonialism, and the Borders of French History." Cultural Studies 14 (2000): 15-34.