Caribbean Literature, African Disaporic Literature


Natalie M. Léger is an Assistant Professor of English who specializes in anti-blackness and anti-colonial thought, decolonial philosophy, and settler colonial politics in Caribbean literature and hemispheric American fiction. She received her PhD in English Literature from Cornell University in 2011, completed an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Tufts University in 2014 and was a 2016-2017 Ford Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient. Her research and teaching interests focus on race and visual culture, African diasporic literature, and magical realist cultural production. Her scholarship and teaching interests also include Haitian literature and culture and Black women writers and feminist theory. She co-edited the Spanish language collection, Toussaint Louverture: Repensar un icono, with Mariana Past and is completing a manuscript titled, Haiti and the Revolution Unseen: The Persistence of the Radical Decolonial Imagination

Selected Publications

  • Toussaint Louverture: Repensar un icono. Santiago de Cuba: Editorial del Caribe, 2015. Edited with Mariana Past.
  • “Mucho Woulo: Black Freedom and The Kingdom of this World.” Racialized Visions: Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean (forthcoming September 2020 with SUNY Press)
  • “Faithless Sight: Haiti in The Kingdom of this World. Research in African Literatures, 45.1 (Spring 2014): 85-106.

Courses Taught

  • Magical Realism in the Americas
  • Global Literature
  • Caribbean Literature