Sibylle Fischer

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, NYU

Ph.D. 1995 (Comparative Literature/Spanish and Portuguese), Columbia University; M.A. 1987 (Latin American Studies, Philosophy, German Literature), Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin

Areas of Research/Interest: Caribbean literature and culture; Spanish American Independence; the Haitian Revolution; culture and politics in the nineteenth century; the history of political thought.

External Affiliations: Modern Language Association, Latin American Studies Association, Caribbean Philosophical Association Fellowships/Honors 2006 Bryce Wood Award of the Latin American Studies Association for Outstanding book on Latin America in the Humanities and Social Sciences for Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution; 2006 Katherine Singer Kovacs Award from the Modern Language Association for Outstanding book on Iberian and Latin American literatures and cultures for Modernity Disavowed; 2005 Frantz Fanon Award of the Caribbean Philosophical Association for Modernity Disavowed

Publications: Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution (Forthcoming Duke University Press 2004)

Cirilo Villaverde, Cecilia Vald├ęs or El Angel Hill. Trans. Helen Lane. Introduction and notes. Oxford University Press (forthcoming Oxford UP).