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B.A., History, Morehouse College, 1996
M.A., 19 century Caribbean & Latin American History, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1997
Ph.D., 19th & 20th century African American & Caribbean intellectual thought, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003
Millery Polyné's teaching and research interests examine the history of US African American and Afro-Caribbean intellectual thought; coloniality in the Americas; the politics of tourism and Caribbean infrastructure; and race and sports. He has published articles in journals such as Small Axe, Caribbean Studies, and the Journal of Haitian Studies. The author of From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan-Americanism, 1870-1964 (University Press of Florida, 2010), Professor Polyné was the recipient of the 2012 National Endowment for the Humanities Schomburg Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship and a 2005 University of Rochester Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Professor Polyné's Gallatin courses include "Consuming the Caribbean"; "Black Intellectual Thought in the Atlantic World"; "Sports, Race, and Politics"; and "Zombies: History, Culture and Fear in the Americas." Polyné edited The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and co-edited the more recent The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Duke University Press, 2020).
For the Washington Post, Millery Polyné and Laurent Dubois co-authored the Op-Ed “Haiti is stuck in a cycle of upheaval. Its people suffer the most.”
Millery Polyné, Laurent Dubois, Kaiama L. Glover, Nadève Ménard, and Chantalle F. Verna co-edited The Haiti Reader: History, Culture, Politics, which was published by Duke University Press in 2020.
Millery Polyné's The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development was published by University of Minnesota Press.
Millery Polyné's From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 1870–1964 was published by University Press of Florida, 2011.
19th and 20th century African American and Caribbean Intellectual History; Haitian history; U.S. foreign policy in Caribbean; jazz; hip hop aesthetic; race and sports; film and propaganda; human rights and dictatorship
For the CNN series Believer, Professor Millery Polyné and Elizabeth McAlister wrote a short piece on Vodou, the Haitian religion, which aired on Mach 12, 2017.