Christopher L. Miller, Ph.D., Yale University, 1983, is the Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of African American Studies and French. His latest book, The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade, was published by Duke University Press in 2008 and was a finalist for the Melville Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association; it has now been published in French translation. His other publications include: Nationalists and Nomads: Essays on Francophone African Literature and Culture (1998); Theories of Africans: Francophone Literature and Anthropology in Africa (1990); and Blank Darkness: Africanist Discourse in French (1985). At Yale since 1984, he has served as Associate Chair in African American Studies (1988–89), Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the French Department. He is on the editorial board of Yale French Studies, French Forum, and African Identities. He regularly teaches courses on African and Caribbean
literatures in French; postcolonial theory; French literature; film, literary and anthropological theory; and comparative African literatures.