Bio

Grégory Pierrot is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. He earned a PhD in English at The Pennsylvania State University.

He studies the cultural productions of the Atlantic African Diaspora, focusing more specifically on conversations, exchanges and antagonisms between Haiti, France, the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the author of The Black Avenger in Atlantic Culture (University of Georgia Press, 2019).

He is the author of Decolonize Hipsters, first installment in the Decolonize That! series edited by Bhakti Shringarpure for O/R Books.

He is co-curator with Tabitha McIntosh (Birkbeck, University of London) of Néhri, Chef des Haytiens, a website dedicated to Juste Chanlatte’s recovered 1819 play, which he translated into English.

He translated Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli’s classic treatise Free Jazz/Black Power (Mississippi University Press, 2015). He co-authored with Paul Youngquist (Colorado) a scholarly edition of Marcus Rainsford’s An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti (Duke University Press, 2013).

His work has appeared in Atlantic Studies, Studies in American Fiction, The African American Review, Criticism, Notes and Queries but also in Warscapes, Africa is a Country, and The Funambulist.

Grégory is reviews editor at H-Haiti.

He is the former president of the African American Literature and Culture Society and co-founder of the Amiri Baraka Society.

Grégory tweets as @wwJJDdo.