Andrew Daily

Andrew Daily


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Research Interests: Modern France and Europe, Global history, Atlantic and Caribbean history, Intellectual and cultural history, historical theory

My current book project, After Négritude: The Cultural Politics of Place in Postcolonial France and the Caribbean, draws on research conducted in France and the Caribbean to rethink histories of decolonization as well the cultural and intellectual history of modern Europe. Through a close study of how French Antilleans negotiated their political and cultural identity in postwar France, my project shows how decolonization profoundly transformed ideas of nation, culture, citizenship, and the self, even when, in the case of Martinique and Guadeloupe, it did not lead to national sovereignty. Their writings, grounded in European traditions and debates yet reflective of the particularities of Antillean life, resonated far beyond the Caribbean, transforming intellectual life and capturing a global audience that ranged from black power activists in inner city America to philosophers on Paris' Left Bank.

I teach both undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of modern Europe, the European colonial empires, the Caribbean, global and world history, cultural and intellectual history, and the theory and practice of history.

Courses Taught

Philosophy and Theory of History

History of the Caribbean

Modern European Historiography

History of Modern France

History of Modern Britain

The World since 1945

From Colonialism to Globalism

World Civilizations II


Ph.D., European History, Rutgers University, 2011


"Race, Citizenship, and Antillean Student Activism in Postwar France, 1946-1968" — forthcoming, French Historical Studies