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Laurent Dubois

Professor of Romance Studies, Duke University

Laurent Dubois is professor of Romance Studies at Duke University, where he specialises in the history and culture of the Atlantic world, with a focus on the Caribbean and particularly Haiti. He writes for magazines including the New Republic, Sports Illustrated, and The New Yorker. He is the author of Haiti: The Aftershocks of History (2011) and his latest book is The Banjo: America’s African Instrument (2016). He lives in Durham, North Carolina.

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