Haitian Studies Association

Welcome to the Haitian Studies Association

The Haitian Studies Association supports scholarship on Haiti and provides a forum for the exchange and dissemination of ideas and knowledge in order to inform pedagogy, practice, and policy about Haiti in an international community.

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Upcoming Events


Events Calendar

Events in May–June 2021

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    Current realities regarding the gains of Haiti’s 1987 constitution
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    Deadline for plenaries for our 33rd Annual Conference
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    Deadline for regular proposals for our 33rd Annual Conference

Recent news & updates


33rd Annual Conference 


Working Groups 

Last year the H.S.A. piloted Working Sessions, to great enthusiasm from our members. The five live webinars from three Working Sessions were well attended, and generated interest to keep this series of bottom-up interdisciplinary spaces going.

Members like you have asked for new ways of connecting, being involved, and many of you have expressed the desire to make our collective scholarship relevant to conversations in policymaking, philanthropy, and legislation regarding Haiti. We know that cultivating a diverse and inclusive scholarly community, a lakou, is one of the ongoing strengths of our association. Working Groups will both build on this strength and foster more engaged scholarship.

This year we are excited to present the following three working groups:


Journal of Haitian Studies available online

The last two issues of Journal of Haitian Studies are available online to all our members. Please read here the editors latest announcement.

Current members can log in and read the journals here.


Haitian Studies Association Membership Directory

With the goal of connecting our membership with the population at large, we now have a database of our members that opted to have their information available. It is our hope this directory can aid in connecting people of common goals in fruitful communication.

You can view the directory here.

Current members that wish to add themselves or edit their information should contact us for instructions on how to do so.