Kaiama Glover

Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies
Barnard College

Kaiama L. Glover is Associate Professor of French and Africana Studies at Barnard College. She is the author of Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP 2010), first editor of Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine (Yale French Studies 2016), and translator of Frankétienne’s Ready to Burst (Archipelago Books 2014). Her work has appeared in The Journal of Haitian StudiesFrench ForumThe French Review, Research in African LiteraturesThe Journal of Postcolonial WritingPublic BooksPublic Culture, and Small Axe, among other publications. She has received awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, the PEN Foundation, and the Fulbright Foundation. Current projects include a monograph "The Audacity of the 'I' - Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Self-Care," as well as forthcoming translations of Marie Chauvet’s Dance on the Volcano (Archipelago Books) and René Depestre’s Hadriana in All My Dreams (Akashic Books). She is project director of the forthcoming multimedia platform In the Same Boats: Toward an Afro-Atlantic Visual Cartography, founding Editor of sx archipelagos: a small axe journal of digital practice, and a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review.