Interview with lecturer Christian Høgsbjerg about his Haitian Revolutionary Studies
Christian teaches history and politics in our Humanities department and is co-author of the book Toussaint Louverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions – read his recent interview with The Public Archive.
Christian Høgsbjerg’s work focuses on Caribbean history, the black presence in imperial Britain, the black experience of the British Empire, and how race and empire impacted more broadly on British identity, politics, society and culture. His specialist focus of research concerns the life and work of the black radical Trinidadian intellectual and activist C.L.R. James (1901-1989) who made a profound contribution as a historian to revolutionising scholarly understanding on Atlantic slavery and abolition, and as an activist to the making and shaping of modern multi-cultural, ‘post-colonial’ Britain.
His book, co-authored with Charles Forsdick focuses on Toussaint Louverture, leader of the Haitian Revolution.