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    Marlene L. Daut has a B.A. in English and French from Loyola Marymount University, and she earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. She is currently Associate professor of African Diaspora Studies in the Carter G. Woodson Institute and the Program in American Studies at the University of Virginia. Before joining the faculty of UVA, Daut was Associate professor of English and Cultural Studies at Claremont Graduate University. She has also been the recipient of fellowships from the National Humanities Center, the Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). She is the author of two books: Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism (Palgrave, 2017) and Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865 (Liverpool, 2015); and the forthcoming edited collection, An Anthology of Haitian Revolutionary Fictions. Her articles have appeared in numerous scholarly journals such as, Studies in Romanticism, L’esprit creatur, Small Axe, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Comparative Literature, South Atlantic Review, Research in African Literatures, and J19. She is also co-editor and co-creator of H-Net’s scholarly network, H-Haiti.

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      “Beyond The Black Jacobins: Reconsidering 19th-century Haitian Historians.” American Historical Association (AHA) Convention. Washington, D.C. January 4-7, 2018.

      “The Politics of Naming Revolutions.” Forgotten Dreams and Misplaced Revolutions: Conceptualizing Twentieth Century Revolutions in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East” (Mellon Sawyer-Seminar), Brandeis University. 27 February 2018.

      “Colonialism after Sovereignty in the Twentieth-Century Theater of Haitian Independence.” American Comparative Literature Association. UCLA. March 29-April 1, 2018.

      TBD, “Transoceanic American Studies Symposium.” German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. May 17-18, 2018.

      Roundtable. “Hemispheric Anti-Biographies.” OIEAHC Annual Conference.  June 14-17, 2018.

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