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Laurent Dubois | Author | Post Hypnotic Press Audiobooks
Books by Laurent Dubois

I am 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, I was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. I am the author of seven single-authored books, including Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (2004) and A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 (2004), which won four book prizes including the Frederick Douglass Prize, and Haiti: The Aftershocks of History (2012). I also write about the politics of soccer, with Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France (2010), The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer (2018), and as the founding editor of the Soccer Politics Blog. My research for The Banjo: America’s African Instrument (2016) was supported by I received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Humanities Fellowship, and a Mellon New Directions Fellowship. As part of this research, I collaborated on two digital projects: Banjology and Musical Passage. My most recent book, co-authored with Richard Turits, is Freedom Roots: Histories from the Caribbean (2019). My writings have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker website, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, and he Los Angeles Times.