Competition: US & Canada
Education: Duke University
Laurent Dubois, a specialist in the history and culture of France and the Caribbean, is a Professor of History and Romance Studies at Duke University. He is the auther of Avengers of the New World (Harvard UP, 2004) and A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 (Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2004), which won four book prizes, including the Frederick Douglass Prize. He has recently completed a book entitled Scoring Spirits: The Empire of French Soccer (forthcoming from the University of California Press). With Richard Turits, he is currently writing a history of the Caribbean. He is the head historical consultant for a forthcoming PBS documentary on the Haitian Revolution, Egalite for All, and the co-chair of the scholars committee for a New-York Historical Society exhibition entitled Revolutions, scheduled for 2011. During his Guggenheim Fellowship term, he is working on a cultural history of the banjo.