Robert Decker

Graduate Student
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Robert Decker is a doctoral candidate in the department of French and Italian and works with Nick Nesbitt. His research examines representation and narratological functions of space and history in contemporary French- and English-language historical narratives of the Caribbean. His dissertation focuses on the work of authors such as C. L. R. James, Edouard Glissant, Edwidge Danticat, and Dany Laferrière, among others.  Beyond the Caribbean, his research interests include the culture of the African Diaspora, postcolonial theory and literature, narratology, 19th century history and fiction, and ecocriticism.