Millery Polyné's teaching and research interests examine the history of U.S. African American and Afro-Caribbean intellectual thought; coloniality in the Americas; human rights and dictatorship; race and sports. He has published articles in journals such as Small Axe, Caribbean Studies, and the Journal of Haitian Studies . The author of From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti and Pan Americanism, 1870-1964 (University Press of Florida, 2010) Prof. Polyné was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Schomburg Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship (2012) and a University of Rochester Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2005). Currently, he is working on a number of research projects-- The Idea of Haiti (edited volume, University of Minnesota Press, Spring 2013); Born to be Bred That Way: Atlantic Slavery in the Shadow of Global Sports ; and "A Flame Superior to Lightning, A Sound Superior to Thunder: Human Rights and Caribbean Exiles, 1950-1986." Professor Polyné's Gallatin courses include "Consuming the Caribbean"; "Black Intellectual Thought in the Atlantic World"; "Sports, Race, and Politics"; and "American Poetics."