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John Walsh

  • Associate Professor, Department of French and Italian

John Patrick Walsh is Associate Professor of French. His teaching and research take shape at the intersection of Caribbean Studies, especially the literature and history of Haiti, Francophone African Literature, and the Environmental Humanities. He is the author of two books: Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition (Indiana UP, 2013) and Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017, (Liverpool UP, 2019). His current project, on climate fictions around the Global South, considers how the colonial history of climate change informs much contemporary cultural production on questions of migration and mobility, urban development and infrastructure, extraction of oil and minerals, and socio-economic inequality.