Marvin Chochotte

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Postdoctoral Associate

Marvin Chochotte is a historian who studies black African descendants in the Americas and their historical experience with political violence. This includes the history of slavery, freedom, and the history of post-colonial authoritarian states throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. He is currently working on a comprehensive book that explores the national history of Haiti – the world’s first black republic. Chochotte was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Rutgers Advanced Institute for Critical Caribbean Studies. He was also a 2018-2019 Mellon Faculty Fellow at Dartmouth College. He has been recently awarded the 2019-2020 postdoctoral fellowship in the Program of Agrarian Studies at Yale University. In the fall of 2020, Chochotte will return to Dartmouth College to complete the second term of the Mellon Faculty Fellowship. In the fall of 2021, he will assume an Assistant Professor appointment in the Program of African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College. Chochotte’s publications include, “The Twilight of Popular Revolutions: The Suppression of Peasant Armed Struggles and Freedom in Rural Haiti during the US Occupation, 1915–1934,” The Journal of African American History 103, no. 3 (Summer 2018): 277-308. His forthcoming (peer-reviewed) article, “Making Peasants Chèf: The Tonton Makout Militia and the Moral Politics of Terror in the Haitian Countryside during the François Duvalier Dictatorship, 1957-1971,” will be published in the fall 2019 issue of Comparative Studies in Society and History.

Agrarian Studies
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Program in Agrarian Studies