Dubois is the author of Haiti: The Aftershocks of History, which tells the history of the country from it’s founding revolution to the present day and was published in January of 2012. In 2010 he published Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France. He has also co-edited, with Julius Scott, a reader entitled Origins of the Black Atlantic and, with Thomas Bender and Richard Rabinowitz, the catalogue for the exhibit Revolution!: The Atlantic World Reborn. He is also a co-editor of the Haiti Reader for Duke University Press. His current research is focused on the history of the banjo,  for which he has received a National Humanities Center Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. For the past three years, Dubois has held a Mellon New Directions Fellowship which has allowed him to study and research musicology and ethnomusicology. He was also the co-director of the Haiti Laboratory at the Franklin Humanities Institute, where he worked on collaborative projects in a number of areas including the history of Vodou and the question of land, environment and agriculture.

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