Kaiama L. Glover

Associate Professor of French

Barnard College

Having received a B.A. in French History and Literature and Afro-American Studies from Harvard University and a PhD in French and Romance Philology from Columbia University, Kaiama L. Glover joined the faculty of Barnard College as Assistant Professor of French in 2002. Her teaching and research interests include francophone literature, particularly that of Haiti and the French Antilles, colonialism and postcolonialism, and African cinema. She is an advisor to students in French, Africana Studies, Comparative Literature, and Human Rights. Kaiama has published articles in The French Review, Small Axe, Research in African Literatures, The Journal of Postcolonial Writings, and The Journal of Haitian Studies, among others. She has been on the editorial board of the Romanic Review since 2002, on the editorial board of Small Axe since 2012, is a founder and co-coordinator of the Transnational and Transcolonial Caribbean Studies Research Group, and has been a regular contributor to The New York Times Book Review.

Professor Glover's book, Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP 2010), addresses the general issue of canon formation in the francophone Caribbean and the particular fate of the Haitian Spiralist authors vis-à-vis this canon. Her current projects include Disorderly Women, a study of the ethics of narcissism and configurations of the feminine in 20th and 21st century Caribbean fiction, "New Narratives of Haiti," a special issue of Transition magazine (May 2013), and Revisiting Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine, an edited volume of critical essays forthcoming with Yale French Studies.