Marvin Chochotte is an historian and a 2018-2020 Mellon Faculty Fellow at Dartmouth College. Beginning in the fall of 2020, he will assume an Assistant Professor position in the Program of African and African American Studies. Chochotte studies the history of black African descendants in the Americas and their historical experience with political violence. This includes the history of slavery, freedom, and the history of post-colonial authoritarian states throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. He is currently working on a book that deals with the national history of Haiti–– the world’s first black republic.