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Marlene Daut

Professor (AAS/French)

227A Minor Hall

Marlene L. Daut specializes in anglophone and francophone Caribbean, US African American, and French colonial literary and historical studies. Her books include Baron de Vastey and the Origins of Black Atlantic Humanism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789–1865 (Liverpool University Press, 2015). She is also co-editor of the volume, Haitian Revolutionary Fictions: An Anthology (UVA Press 2021). Her next book is an intellectual history of Haiti titled, Awakening the Ashes, which is under contract with the University of North Carolina Press. Daut is the co-creator and co-editor of H-Net Commons’ digital platform, H-Haiti and curates a website on early Haitian print culture at She has also developed an online bibliography of fictions of the Haitian Revolution from 1787 to 1900 at the website http://haitianrevolutionaryfictions.comClick here to learn more about her work.