I arrived at the University of Liverpool in 2011 and am currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow here. My research project is entitled 'Haiti and the international politics of anti-slavery', and it examines Haiti's continued politics of opposition to slavery after 1804 as a way to promote the nation's interests abroad and strengthen national identity.
I am also an honorary fellow of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (WISE) in Hull. I was a postdoctoral researcher at WISE between 2009 and 2011 as part of the EU-funded EURESCL project (7th PCRD), exploring how historical patterns of enslavement have reshaped relationships between peoples in Africa, Europe and the Americas. I created a database of European abolitionism for the project which is freely accessible via the EURESCL website www.eurescl.eu. I completed a PhD at UCL in 2010 on the afterlives of the Haitian revolution, and I am the co-editor of two books: Slavery, Memory and Identity (Pickering and Chatto, 2012) and At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming 2015). I have also published in edited collections and journals including Forum for Modern Language Studies, Paragraph and Francophone Postcolonial Studies on Haiti and state memorialization, slavery, community and abolitionist travellers in the Caribbean.
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (British Academy, 2011)