Women’s Studies Lounge
About the speaker:
Millery Polyné is an Assistant Professor of American Studies at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. A graduate of Morehouse College and the University of Michigan (Ph.D. History), Millery’s teaching and research interests examine the history of African American and Afro-Caribbean relations in the 19th and 20th centuries; the history of human rights discourse in the Americas; and sports and urban memory. He is the author of From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964 (University Press of Florida, 2010) and the editor of The Idea of Haiti: Rethinking Crisis and Development (University of Minnesota Press, 2013). Currently, he is working on two books, A Better Destiny: Human Rights, Caribbean Exiles and Dictatorship during the Cold War and Boston’s Burden: Race and Urban Memory in the Twentieth Century.