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Michael J. Becker,

Michael J. Becker

I'm a first-year grad student specializing in Caribbean and African diasporic history. I'm interested in examining Caribbean maroon societies as important sites where New World Africans carved out spaces of relative freedom and autonomy and forged new subjectivities, new communities, and new solidarities. I draw on questions and methods from intellectual, cultural, and social history, ethnography, and archaeology to foreground maroons as political actors and thinkers operating within a broader African diasporic tradition. My most recent work has examined maroon communities in southern Haiti during the Haitian Revolution, but I am beginning to think in more regional terms. My primary advisor is Professor Barry Gaspar. Prospective students interested in Caribbean or African diasporic history should feel free to contact me.

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Web Page:  https://duke.box.com/s/1yw0b71vquohdf0efjcvgw66x37sj6ra

Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • WRITING 101.45, ACADEMIC WRITING Synopsis
    Carr 136, TuTh 08:30 AM-09:45 AM
Education:

BABrown University2013
Specialties:

Latin America and the Caribbean
African Diaspora
Intellectual History
Cultural History
Race and Ethnicity
Curriculum Vitae


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