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Garraway Named Miller Research Professor

Professor organized two symposia on Haiti

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September 1, 2011 | by Jasmine Rangel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Doris Garraway, associate professor of French in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, has been named the Herman and Beulah Pearce Miller Research Professor.

Garraway has been the director of graduate studies in French for the 2010-11 and

2009-10 academic years and from 2005 to 2008. In 2004, she organized an international symposium at Northwestern on the Haitian Revolution, and, in 2010, she co-organized the film series “Haiti on Screen.” She has delivered lectures at various universities around the United States and gave a keynote address at the conference “Caribbean Enlightenment” at the University of Glasgow.

Garraway’s research focuses on French Caribbean and Haitian literature and historiography, the Haitian Revolution, early modern French travel literature, and gender and slavery. She is the author of “The Libertine Colony: Creolization in the Early French Caribbean” and editor of “Tree of Liberty: Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World.”

In support of her current book project on post-revolutionary Haiti, 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. She is a past recipient of a fellowship from Northwestern’s Kaplan Center for the Humanities.

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