Haitian Studies Association

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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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Events Calendar

September 2021
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August 30, 2021 (Monday) August 31, 2021 (Tuesday) September 1, 2021 (Wednesday) September 2, 2021 (Thursday) September 3, 2021 (Friday) September 4, 2021 (Saturday) September 5, 2021 (Sunday)
September 6, 2021 (Monday) September 7, 2021 (Tuesday) September 8, 2021 (Wednesday) September 9, 2021 (Thursday) September 10, 2021 (Friday) September 11, 2021 (Saturday) September 12, 2021 (Sunday)
September 13, 2021 (Monday) September 14, 2021 (Tuesday) September 15, 2021 (Wednesday) September 16, 2021 (Thursday) September 17, 2021 (Friday) September 18, 2021 (Saturday) September 19, 2021 (Sunday)
September 20, 2021 (Monday) September 21, 2021 (Tuesday) September 22, 2021 (Wednesday) September 23, 2021 (Thursday) September 24, 2021 (Friday) September 25, 2021 (Saturday) September 26, 2021 (Sunday)
September 27, 2021 (Monday) September 28, 2021 (Tuesday) September 29, 2021 (Wednesday) September 30, 2021 (Thursday) October 1, 2021 (Friday) October 2, 2021 (Saturday) October 3, 2021 (Sunday)

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Working Group – Working across Disciplines toward Environmental Understanding for Haiti

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Journal of Haitian Studies available online

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

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.

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.

The Haitians Book Club

The Haitians Book Club welcomes students and scholars, both inside and outside the academy, to a series of discussions of The Haitians: A Decolonial History, author Jean Casimir’s landmark work of theory and history. Beginning in August 2021, the club will hold four virtual, monthly meetings, free and open to the public. During these meetings, participants will focus our discussion on one of the following themes from The Haitians: translation; slavery and freedom; sovereignty and the state; and colonialism and decoloniality. An invited scholar or pair of scholars will lead each discussion and lend their expertise to our collective attempt to think about Haiti and the world through The Haitians.