Chloe Hamer is a PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at UNC Chapel Hill. Her research centers around questions of collective memory, class, and political resistance in postcolonial Caribbean literatures, with a specific focus on the relationship between anti-global capitalist activism and literary form. Chloe’s dissertation aims to explore depictions of labor in contemporary Haitian and Haitian diasporic novels, examining the ways in which these novels make use of opaque narrative techniques to critique networks of neocolonial commodity production and consumption. Chloe has taught courses in the French and English departments at UNC; she has also been the recipient of a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowship for the study of Haitian Kreyòl.
As a comparativist, Chloe is excited to be joining the LSP, where she is currently organizing an undergraduate research symposium for the Spring 2021 semester.