I am an Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. I received my PhD jointly from the Department of French and Institute of French Studies at New York University in 2013.
My book, Haiti's Paper War: Post-Independence Writing, Civil War, and the Making of the Republic, 1804-1954 (NYU Press, 2020) explores the critical internal challenge to Haiti's post-independence sovereignty. My analysis of Haitian writing that followed independence offers a new literary history of Haiti, that challenges our interpretations of both freedom struggles and the postcolonial. Research for this project was made possible in part by a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress.
I am currently a 2020 ACLS Fellow for my new project, Caribbean Fascism: Antiliberalism and Integralism in the Twentieth Century.