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Department of French and Italian
Doris L. Garraway Faculty

(847) 491-8255
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Doris L. Garraway

Associate Professor of French, Ph.D. Duke University. Her research and teaching interests include Francophone Caribbean literature and historiography from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, the Haitian Revolution, early modern French literature, gender and slavery, postcolonial studies, law, and performance. She is the author of The Libertine Colony: Creolization in the Early French Caribbean (Duke UP, 2005; reprint 2008), and editor of Tree of Liberty: Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World (University of Virginia Press, 2008). She has published articles on a range of authors including Marie Chauvet, Aimé Césaire, Patrick Chamoiseau, Denis Diderot, Baron La Hontan, Moreau de Saint-Méry, and various early colonial ethnographers in Research in African Literatures, The International Journal of Francophone Studies, Callalou, Romanic Review, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century, and in the edited volume The Postcolonial Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 2009). Two of her recent articles draw on her ongoing research on politics and writing in early nineteenth-century Haiti. They include “Empire of Liberty, Kingdom of Civilization: Henry Christophe, Baron de Vastey, and the Paradoxes of Universalism in Postrevolutionary Haiti” in Small Axe 16.3 (2012): 1-21; and Abolition, Sentiment, and the Problem of Agency in the Système colonial dévoilé,” forthcoming in The Colonial System Unveiled and Postrevolutionary Haiti, edited by Chris Bongie. Garraway has been awarded fellowships from Princeton University's Davis Center for Historical Studies, the National Humanities Center, the John Carter Brown Library, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and she was named the Herman and Beulah Pearce Miller Research Professor at Northwestern for 2011 to 2014. She is a fellow at Northwestern's Kaplan Center for the Humanities for the academic year 2013-14.

Professor Garraway has delivered lectures at universities in the U.S and abroad, including the University of Uppsala, Sweden, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan, the University of Washington, the University of Iowa, Penn State University, and Indiana University. In September 2013 she spoke at the inaugural symposium for the Sawyer Seminar on “Rethinking the Age of Revolution” at Brandeis University, and in April 2010 she gave a plenary address at the conference “Caribbean Enlightenment” at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. In May 2010 Professor Garraway co-organized the film series “Haiti on Screen” in honor of the victims of the earthquake of January 2010. In 2004 she organized an international symposium entitled "The Haitian Revolution: History, Memory, Representation" to commemorate the bicentennial of Haitian independence.

Professor Garraway has directed dissertations on various topics including memory in North African literature, education in Francophone African and Caribbean literature, and migration in Francophone Caribbean literature and film. She served as Director of Graduate Studies in French from 2005 to 2011.



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