Kaiama Glover

Kaiama L. Glover is Professor of African American Studies at Yale University. She has written extensively about Caribbean literature in her monographs A Regarded Self: Caribbean Womanhood and the Ethics of Disorderly Being (Duke UP) and Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon (Liverpool UP), and in such peer-reviewed publications as The French Review, Research in African Literatures, The Journal of Postcolonial Writings, and The Journal of Haitian Studies, among others. She has co-edited several multi-author volumes, including New Narratives of Haiti for Transition magazine, Translating the Caribbean for Small Axe, and Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine for Yale French Studies, and she is currently at work on an intellectual biography titled “For the Love of Revolution: René Depestre and the Poetics of a Radical Life.” Glover is the prize-winning translator of several works of Haitian prose fiction and francophone non-fiction; she is the founding co-editor of archipelagos | a journal of Caribbean digital praxis and the founding co-director of the digital humanities project In the Same Boats: Toward an Afro-Atlantic Intellectual Cartography. She is also a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the co-host of the podcast WRITING HOME | American Voices from the Caribbean. 


Glover’s scholarly, translation, and digital humanities work has been generously supported by fellowships at the New York Public Library Cullman Center, the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris, the PEN/Heim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Mellon Foundation.