Michel-Rolph Trouillot, who died in Chicago during the night of July 4, 2012, was a luminous and influential thinker whose work transformed the fields of anthropology and history and spurred a wide range of intellectual work on the Caribbean. As a theorist of the relationship between power and the production of history and as an incisive historian and anthropologist of Haiti, he left a profound mark on the fields of Haitian and Caribbean studies. As a mentor for students at Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago, Trouillot trained a remarkable group of young Caribbeanists who have now become leading voices in the field. He was exemplary not only for his passionate intellectual interventions but also for his convivial, generous, and inspiring presence at scholarly gatherings. Though a powerful force within the academic community, he also was always pushing those within it...

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