Marvin Chochotte

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Marvin Chochotte

Doctoral Candidate in History

1029 Tisch Hall, Ann Arbor MI, 48109-1003

  • Fields of Study
    • Slavery and Freedom in the Americas
    • Caribbean History
    • Haiti & the Duvalier Dictatorship (1957-86)
    • State Formation and Popular Movements
    • Peasant Studies
  • About

    The history of African descendants in the Americas and their historical experience with political violence make up some of my general intellectual interests. This includes the history of "slavery and freedom" and of post-colonial authoritarian states in North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean . My dissertation research focuses more specifically on state-peasant relations in Haiti during the brutal Duvalier dictatorship (1957 -1986). It is largely a study on how Haitian peasants played a role in shaping their political world, despite doing so during the rule of one of the most repressive regimes in Caribbean history.

  • Education
    • MA, History, University of Michigan, 2012
    • BA, History, Rutgers, 2009