Laurent Dubois

I am Professor of Romance Studies and History and the Director of the Forum for Scholars & Publics at Duke University. I founded the Soccer Politics blog in 2009 as part of a course on "World Cup and World Politics" taught at Duke University. I'm currently teaching the course under the title "Soccer Politics" here at Duke. My books include Soccer Empire: The World Cup and the Future of France and the forthcoming The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer.


Posts by Laurent Dubois

Idrissou Mora Kpai

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Posted in Africa, Vietnam | 3 Comments

Frantz Fanon Speaks

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Posted in Frantz Fanon | 1 Comment

French President Acknowledges 1961 Massacre of Algerians in Paris

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Posted in Algeria, Decolonization | 3 Comments

Kaiama Glover Visit to Duke

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Posted in Haiti | 1 Comment

Reading Lyonel Trouillot

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Posted in Haiti, Lyonel Trouillot | 3 Comments

Zidane’s “Coup de Boule” in Bronze

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Posted in Football, Zidane | 4 Comments

Debate on Anti-Islamic Cartoons in Charlie Hebdo

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Posted in Islam | 1 Comment

Maroons in the Archives

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Posted in Haiti, Haitian Revolution, Maroons, Slavery | Comments Off on Maroons in the Archives

Reading Texaco

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Posted in Martinique, Patrick Chamoiseau | 26 Comments

Reading Fatou Diome

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Posted in Fatou Diome | 21 Comments