(Fatton, Robert Jr.) Robert Fatton Jr. is the Julia A. Cooper Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. He also served as Chair of the Department of Politics from 1997 to 2004; and Associate-Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Virginia from 2010 to 2012. He is the author of several books and a large number of scholarly articles. He is a contributor to Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, And Sovereignty (University Press of Florida), which explores the role of international actors in the country’s sovereign affairs while highlighting the ways in which Haitians continually enact their own independence on economic, political, and cultural levels. They also consider the assertions of sovereignty from historically marginalized urban and rural populations.