Latin America and the Caribbean, Emancipation, Haitian and Dominican studies; African Diaspora
Anne Eller is an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history. She received her degree in history of the African Diaspora and Latin America from NYU; her dissertation received the Dean’s prize for outstanding dissertation in the humanities, 2011-2012. Her first book, We Dream Together, focuses on the reoccupation of the Dominican Republic by Spain in 1861, the popular anti-colonial movement that followed, and collective emancipation battles throughout the Caribbean. She has participated in colloquia at venues like the Dominican National Archives and Philadelphia’s Taller Puertorriqueño and in the Digital Library of the Caribbean’s online exhibit “Haiti: An Island Luminous.” Currently, her research explores the political struggles over emancipation and citizenship in greater Caribbean and hemispheric context during the nineteenth century.
At Yale, she teaches courses in modern and colonial Latin American and Caribbean history, Caribbean political thought, comparative colonialisms, citizenship, and the African Diaspora.
We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom. Duke University Press (Dec. 2016).
“How History Has Been Distorted to Justify the Dominican Deportations.” Africa is a Country (July 2015)