I am the Marcello Lotti Professor of Romance Studies and History and the founder and Faculty Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. From 2010 to 2013, I was the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory of the Franklin Humanities Institute. I am the author of five single-authored books, including Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (2004) and A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean, 1787-1804 (2004), which won four book prizes including the Frederick Douglass Prize. I also write about the politics of soccer, with Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France (2010) and is the founding editor of the Soccer Politics Blog. My most recent book is Haiti: The Aftershocks of History (2012). He is currently writing a history of the Banjo as an Afro-Atlantic instrument (under contract with Harvard University Press). I received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Humanities Fellowship, and a Mellon New Directions Fellowship to support this work, some of which is showcased on the Banjology website. My have appeared in The Nation, The New Yorker website, Sports Illustrated, the New York Times, and he Los Angeles Times. Follow me on twitter @Soccerpolitics.