This volume illuminates these resonances by advancing a creolizing method of reading Rousseau that couples figures not typically engaged together, to create conversations among people of seemingly divided worlds in fact entangled by colonizing projects and histories. Doing this enables us to grapple with the meaning of creolization and the full range of Rousseau’s legacies not only in contemporary Western Europe and the United States, but in the Francophone colonies, territories, and larger Global South.
Neil Roberts is associate professor of Africana studies and faculty affiliate in political science at Williams College and an executive officer of the Caribbean Philosophical Association. He is the author of Freedom as Marronage (2015) and editor of the forthcoming A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass.
Chiji Akọma, Associate Professor of English, Villanova University; Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, Professor Emerita of Anthropology and Education, Rhode Island College; Jane Anna Gordon, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, University of Connecticut; Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University; Charles W. Mills, John Evans Professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy, Northwestern University; Nelson Maldonado-Torres, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, Rutgers University; Alexis Nouss, Professor of Comparative Literature, Aix-Marseille University; Mickaella Perina, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston; Nalini Persram, Associate Professor of Social Science, York University; Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science, Williams College; Sally J. Scholz, Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University