Jerry Philogene is Associate Professor in the American Studies at Dickinson College. She writes about Caribbean visual culture and cultural theory. Her essays have appeared in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, Contemporary French and Francophone Studies, Radical History Review, MELUS: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, and the Journal of Haitian Studies. Currently, she is a Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow at Duke University where she is working on a book manuscript titled, The Socially Dead and the “Improbable Citizen”: Cultural Transformations of Haitian Citizenship, which provides a rich textured analysis of the power of the visual field and its complex relationship between violence, domination, and liberation through an exploration of painting, photography, film, and comics.