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Braided Histories of Cuba & Haiti

Date

Feb 12 2016

Time

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location

Forum for Scholars and Publics

011 Old Chemistry Building, Duke's West Campus Quad

Braided Histories of Cuba & Haiti

The Braided Histories of Cuba & Haiti

A Conversation with Ada Ferrer and Julia Gaffield

Join us for a dialogue about the interconnected histories of Cuba and Haiti with historians Ada Ferrer and Julia Gaffield. Ferrer and Gaffield are authors of two recent books exploring the impact of Haiti’s independence in the broader Atlantic world. The event will be moderated by Laurent Dubois.

Free and open to the public. Light lunch served. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Speakers

Ada Ferrer

New York University

Ada Ferrer is Professor of History and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. She holds an AB in English from Vassar College, an MA in History from the University of Texas at Austin, and PhD in History from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the…...

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Julia Gaffield

Georgia State University

Julia Gaffield is a historian of the early-modern Atlantic World. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of History at Duke University in 2012. Her research focuses on the early independence period in Haiti and seeks to understand the connections between Haiti and other Atlantic colonies, countries, and empires in…...

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Laurent Dubois

Duke University

Laurent Dubois is Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, he was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. He is the author of six books, including…...

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