Raphael Dalleo

Project Title

Caribbean Literature and Human Rights Discourse

Resident Associate, 2022–23

Professor of English, Bucknell University


Raphael Dalleo is professor of literary studies in the Department of English at Bucknell University, as well as an affiliate member of Critical Black studies and Latin American studies. His most recent book, American Imperialism's Undead: The Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism (University of Virginia Press, 2016) focuses on Caribbean cultural and political responses to the US occupation of Haiti from 1915 to 1934. He was selected as a Scholar-in-Residence by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Cultures to carry out this research. The book won the 2017 Gordon K. and Sibyl Lewis prize for best book about the Caribbean, awarded by the Caribbean Studies Association.

Selected Publications

Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1920–1970

  • Dalleo, Raphael, and Curdella Forbes, eds. Caribbean Literature in Transition, 1920-1970. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
  • Dalleo, Raphael. American Imperialism’s Undead: The Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2016.
  • Dalleo, Raphael, ed. Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2016.
  • Calargé, Carla, Raphael Dalleo, Luis Duno-Gottberg, and Clevis Headley, eds. Haiti and the Americas. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2013.
  • Dalleo, Raphael. Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphere: From the Plantation to the Postcolonial. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.
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