Daniel Desormeaux, Associate Professor of French Literature, is a native of Haiti. He pursued an education in the United States and Canada studying the anthropological and historical ties between French and Caribbean literature and culture after the Haitian Revolution. More broadly, he is interested in the history of 19th century thought, comparative analysis of French art and literature, the development of new French cultural institutions in the 19th century, and the historical role of Slavery in the Haitian Revolution. His most recent book - a critical edition of Toussaint Louverture’s memoirs - appeared in August 2011 in France. He is currently writing a monography on Alexandre Dumas, and a collection of essays on French Caribbean novels.