Still Unthinkable? The Haitian Revolution and the Reception of Michel-Rolph Trouillot’s Silencing the Past

Before his untimely death in July 2012, Michel-Rolph Trouillot was one of the most original and thoughtful voices in academia. His writings influenced scholars worldwide in many fields, from anthropology to history to Caribbean studies. He also wrote profoundly important works in three languages, from his 1977 Kreyòl work Ti difé boulé sou istoua Ayiti and his 1986 French classic Les Racines historiques de l’État duvaliérien to more recent English-language studies like 2003’s Global Transformations: Anthropology and the Modern World.