French professor Kaiama Glover will be featured as the host of the new season of “History Detectives Special Investigations” on PBS. In each episode, historical experts will take on a different mystery in our nation’s history, devoting an hour to investigating a single unsolved case on topics ranging from the disappearance of the SS Sultana at the end of the Civil War to who killed Jimmy Hoffa and why. The team of experts uses cutting-edge tools to crack the case, sifting through clues and crisscrossing the country in search of answers.
"History Detectives Special Investigations" airs Tuesdays at 9:00 P.M. through July.
Prof. Glover joined Barnard’s faculty in 2002. Her teaching and research interests include francophone literature, colonialism and postcolonialism, and African cinema. She has published articles in publications including The French Review, Small Axe, Research in African Literatures, The Journal of Postcolonial Writings, and The Journal of Haitian Studies. Prof. Glover’s book Haiti Unbound: A Spiralist Challenge to the Postcolonial Canon addresses the general issue of canon formation in the francophone Caribbean and the particular fate of Haitian Spiritualist authors.