NEASECS 2011 is pleased to welcome two plenary speakers:
Laurent Dubois, a prolific crossover academic, is Professor of French Studies and History at Duke University and a leading expert on Haitian history and culture. His books include Haiti: The Aftershocks of History (Metropolitan Press, 2012); Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France (University of California Press, 2010); Slave Revolution in the Caribbean, 1789-1804: A Brief History With Documents (St. Martins’ Press, 2006); A Colony of Citizens: Revolution and Slave Emancipation in the French Caribbean 1784-1804 (University of North Carolina Press, 2006), and Avengers of the New World: The Story of the Haitian Revolution (Harvard, 2004).
Sophie Rosenfeld, Professor of History at the University of Virginia, specializes in intellectual history during the Age of Revolutions. She is the author of _A Revolution in Language: The Politics of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France_ (Stanford, 2001) and _Common Sense: A Political History_ (Harvard, 2011), which won the SHEAR Book Prize and the Mark Lynton History Prize in 2012.