Remembering the songwriter: The life and legacies of Michel-Rolph Trouillot

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This article provides an intellectual biography of the late anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillot. Using the metaphor of Trouillot as a songwriter, it foregrounds the unique constellation of themes, approaches, and preoccupations that defined Trouillot’s life and work, regardless of genre.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-172
Number of pages10
JournalCultural Dynamics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


  • Caribbean studies
  • Haitian studies
  • Michel-Rolph Trouillot
  • historiography
  • history of anthropology


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