Grégory Pierrot

Associate Professor



Grégory Pierrot is President of the Amiri Baraka Society and Co-hosts with Bhakti Shringarpure on the webinar series Decolonize That!


  • American Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Haitian Revolutionary Studies
  • Atlantic Studies
  • Music
  • Graphic Novel


Selected Publications:

“Amiri Baraka and the Dream of Unity Music,” Some Other Blues: New Perspectives on Amiri Baraka, Jean-Philippe Marcoux ed. Ohio State University Press (2021): 108-120.

Lovecraft Country: A Spell Gone Awry.” Public Books. November 9, 2020.

“Aux racines du racisme systémique de la police.” Libération. June 15, 2020.

Watchmen: Nous portons les masques.” ZIST. March 30, 2020.

“We Wear the Masks.” Africa is a Country. February 28, 2020.

“Juste Chanlatte: A Haitian Life.” Journal of Haitian Studies 25.1 (2019): 39-65.

“Black Revolutionary Violence: The Luxury of Ethical Thinking from a Temporal Distance.” The Funambulist 25 (Sept-Oct. 2019): 30-35.


[[World Cup 2018 series for Africa is a Country:

Everything ends with a Song.”

Fear of a Black France.” // “Cette équipe tue les fascistes.” (French translation).

Rio sur Seine.”

Ghetto Defendants.”

Game of Chickens.”]]

Black Panther, Representation without Taxation.” Warscapes. March 1, 2018.

Droit du Seigneur, Slavery, and Nation in the Poetry of Edward Rushton.” Studies in Romanticism 56.1 (2017): 15-35.

To Be the Other of the Other: An Encounter with Frohawk Two Feathers.ASAP/Journal. December 13, 2017.

“Capturing the Likeness of Henry I of Haiti, 1805-1822,” Atlantic Studies 14.2 (2016): 127-151. Co-authored with Tabitha McIntosh.

“Writing over Haiti: Black Avengers in Martin Delany’s Blake,” Studies in American Fiction 41.2 (2014): 175-199.

“Sable Warriors and Neglected Tars: Edward Rushton’s Atlantic Politics,” Race, Romanticism and the Atlantic, Paul Youngquist ed., Ashgate (2013): 125-144.

“Chester Himes, Boris Vian, and the Transatlantic Politics of Racial Representation,” African American Review 43.2-3 (Spring/Fall 2009): 247-262.


Grégory Pierrot
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