Nathan E. Marvin is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he is also a Gender Studies affiliate faculty member. His work examines colonialism, slavery, and resistance in French imperial spaces across the world. His book manuscript, “Bourbon Island Creoles: Race and Revolution in France’s Indian Ocean Colonies,” traces the effects of the French and Haitian Revolutions on the politics of race in France’s Indian Ocean colonies of Réunion and Mauritius.
Marvin has held an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Sciences Research Council and a Virginia and Jean R. Perrette Fellowship from the John Carter Brown Library. His essays have been published in French- and English-language journals and edited collections. His second, ongoing project documents the interrelated histories of slavery and the Catholic Church, focusing in particular on the lives of enslaved people rendered “national property” as a result of the French Revolution. More information can be found on the project website.