Haitian Studies Association

Job Postings > Columbus State – Paid Research Opportunity (Jan. 21, 2021)

Columbus State – Paid Research Opportunity (Jan. 21, 2021)

Deadline: January 21st, 2021.

Ronald Cetoute is in the dissertation phase and will be conducting a case study research on entrepreneurs who participated in a program he launched called the BEL Initiative program. The program is an entrepreneurship education program that hosts Haiti-based entrepreneurs in the U.S. each year to give them exposure to U.S. business culture, introduce them to different business concepts, and connect them with resources so they can expand their enterprises back home.

However, since he is the principal investigator in this research, this will present some conflict. He plans to collect the data through semi-structured zoom interviews. He needs assistance finding someone who could assist with conducting the interview portion of the research to avoid biased data collection. He only plans to conduct 7 to 10 interviews.

It would be ideal if the person was comfortable speaking English and Haitian-Creole, and has some prior research experience. The position pays $250. If interested contact Ronald at cetoute_ronald@columbusstate.edu.

Announcements > Message from the President – January 2021

Message from the President – January 2021

EnglishKreyòl

Mesaj Prezidan An

1 janvye 2021

One respe pou tout moun!

Bon fèt endepandans! Peyi a gen 217 lane depi li reprezante yon gwo limyè pou libète kont sistèm esklavaj. 217 lane tou lap peye konsekans revolisyon an.

Map ekri mesaj sa a ann Ayiti… Jodi a mwen tap pataje soup pa m, epi mwen te bwe pa zanmi m yo tou. Kounye a m ta renmen fè yon ti refleksyon sou lane denye a, remèsye w pou kontribisyon w epi enfòme w sou koze Asosyasyon Etid Ayisyen (H.S.A. nan sig angle a) pou lane 2021 an.

Jan nou swiv nouvèl yo, sitiyasyon an grav. Anpil. Peyi a lòk ankò, men se pa pèp la ki deside pote kole ak mouvman yo. Menmsi moun riske lavi yo pran lari nan yon vag kidnapin, pa gen machin… depi kèk jou pa gen gaz. Menm yon pwovens tankou Grandans pa epanye. Lavni a rete ensèten. Pa gen palman. Prezidan gouvène pa dekrè… youn nan denye dekrè konsidere manifestasyon yo kòm zak teworis, epitou 944 manifestan te pèdi lavi yo nan 9 premye mwa 2020 la. Nan yon mwa, 7 fevriye, manda prezidan an ta sipoze fini. Men pèsòn pa ka di kisa ki pral fèt, kouman denye etap sa a pral dewoule.

2020 te yon lane katastwòf toupatou, sitou pou Etazini kote pifò manm nou rete. Anplis lapolis te touye 164 moun nwa pandan 8 premye mwa yo, kowona te touye preske 350,000 moun, epi nenpòt 45 milyon moun pèdi travay yo. Enpak COVID nan inivèsite yo grav anpil… epi nou poko wè klè jis ki nivo kriz inivèsite sa a pral rive. Fòk nap lite tout kote. Se pou sa tou wwen vin prezidan sendika inivèsite m.

Nou menm manm H.S.A. te fè yon gwo jefò lane denye… nou reyisi reyini online, sou Zoom. Anplis, te gen 4 seyans Jèn Chèchè (Emerging Scholars) epi 5 seyans Atelye Travay yo. Gras ak anpil nan nou ki te pote kontribisyon nou, finans nou vin pi solid pou n pare pou n vanse.

Epi nou pap ka pa vanse.

Ane 2021, jan nou menm manm Asosyasyon an te mande, nap kontinye òganize yon aktivite sou Zoom pi regilyèman. Jodi a 1 janvye nou te òganize yon diskisyon avèk yon videyo Etant Dupain te reyalize ki fenk sòti an oktòb, Madanm Sara. Pwochen aktivite nou pral fèt 6 fevriye otou videyo Chèche Lavi¸ sou migrasyon ki fèt anvè Brezil. Epi tou ret tann yon relans aktivite Jèn Chèchè yo…

Paske Kowona poko di denye mo li, nou poko ka planifye kòlòk anyèl pou yon ti moman… nap sèvi ak moman sa a pou n vin pi solid sou plan òganizasyon nou. Komite yo ap konsolide travay nou. Epitou tout moun tap tann nou ap pase nan yon lòt faz Gwoup Travay yo, pou kèk komisyon ka vin gen pi plis pèmanans. Ret tann anons la nan pwochen semenn yo!! Si w ta renmen pote kole ak komisyon ki ap òganize yo, tanpri fè n konnen. Epi nap lanse baz done ekspètiz manm yo.

Map ekri w kòm prezidan toujou… akòz COVID nou te blije pwolonje manda Egzekitif la. Map mete tan m ak enèji m a nivo 100%, jan m toujou fonksyone. Mèsi pou konfyans nou bay mwen kòm prezidan… nou onore m anpil. Anplis ranfòsman enstitisyonèl ak Gwoup Travay yo ane sa, priyorite pou mwen se pou kore manm ki viv Ayiti yo. Nap òganize yon komisyon epi yon mini-kòlòk ann Ayiti, menmsi li sou Zoom. Malgre reyisit nan fè kòlòk la an oktòb, nou wè klè ke majorite moun ki pat ka prezan rete Ayiti. Fòk nou korije sa, youn fwa pou tout!

Asosyasyon an remèsye twa manm Konsèy ki fini manda yo, Marlene Daut, Régine Jean-Charles, ak Andrew Tarter. Mèsi anpil pou sèvis ou te bay H.S.A. a.

Epitou nou remèsye twa manm ki ap koumanse bay sèvis pa yo ki sòti nan eleksyon ane pase a. Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, Ayanna Legros, ak Petrouchka Moïse vin nouvo manm konsèy. Ayanna reprezante etidyan/ jèn chèchè nou yo. Bat bravo pou yo! Byenvini! Nou pwofite pou nou di mèsi tou a tout manm konsèy la ki ban nou anpil zepòl ansanm avèk sekretarya nou an.

Epi mèsi pou tout tan, enèji, mwayen finansye, ak bon volonte nou tout pote pou Asosyasyon Etid Ayisyen nan. Se pou nou tout òganizasyon an ye.

Nap pale pita…

Ane sa a, nou la pi rèd toujou!!

Ak tout lanmou, solidarite ak imilite,

Mark Schuller,
Prezidan


Message from the President

January 1, 2021

One respe pou tout moun!

Bon fèt endepandans! Happy new year! Haiti has 217 years of being a beacon of freedom against slavery. For 217 years Haiti has been paying the consequences for this revolutionary act.

I am writing this message from Haiti… Today I shared my soup joumou and also had some of my friends’. Now I want to reflect on the past year, both to thank you for your contributions and to update you on H.S.A. matters for the upcoming year.

As you are hearing in the news, the situation here is serious. Very. The country is in lockdown again, but it’s not because the people support the movements. Even if people risk their lives during a wave of kidnapping to go out in the streets, there are few cars available as there was a gas shortage for several days. Even the far-away Grandans isn’t spared. The future remains uncertain. There’s no parliament. The president is ruling by decree… One of the last executive orders turned protesting into a “terrorist” act, and 944 demonstraters were killed in the first nine months of 2020. In a month, on February 7, the president’s term is supposed to expire. But no one knows what will happen, how this next chapter will turn out.

2020 was catastrophic everywhere, certainly for the United States, where the majority of HSA members live. In addition to 164 Black people killed by police in the first eight months, the coronavirus killed almost 350,000 people and about 45 million people lost their jobs. COVID’s impact on colleges and universities has been very challenging and it’s still too early to know just how deep the crisis in higher education will become. We need to struggle everywhere. It is in this context that I became president for the faculty union at my university.

The Haitian Studies Association made a very valiant effort last year as we succeeded in meeting online, via Zoom. In addition, there were four well-attended Emerging Scholars webinars and five Working Session webinars. Thanks to many of you who made a financial contribution, our finances are in better shape now, ready for us to advance.

And we must advance.

In 2021, following H.S.A. members’ stated interest, we will continue to organize regular Zoom activities. On January 1, we organized a screening and discussion of Etant Dupain’s (2020) documentary, Madan Sara released in October. The next activity will be on February 6, a screening of the documentary Chèche Lavi¸ on the migration route through Brazil. And stay tuned for a relaunch of the Emerging Scholars workshop series.

Because we’re still in the midst of the pandemic, we can’t yet plan our annual conference just yet… We are using this time to reinforce the organization itself. The committees will consolidate our work. And everyone has been waiting for the next phase of the Working Groups, communities that will be more permanent. Stay tuned for the announcement in the coming weeks!!! If you would like to be part of the organizing team, please let us know. Finally, we will launch our membership directory…

I am writing as president still… because of COVID we had to extend the Executive terms by a year. I will continue to give 100% to the organization, and recommit my time and energy, as I have always done. Thank you for entrusting me to serve as your president… it’s a great honor for me. In addition to the institutional reinforcement and the Working Groups, my priority this year is to support our members who live in Haiti. We will organize a team and a mini-conference in Haiti, even if it’s on Zoom. Despite our success in having the 2020 conference, we clearly saw that most people who couldn’t attend live in Haiti. It’s past time that we correct this.

H.S.A. would like to thank three outgoing Board members, Marlene Daut, Régine Jean-Charles and Andrew Tarter. Thank you so very much for your service to H.S.A.!

This year we welcome three newly elected members who are just beginning their service as Board members, Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper, Ayanna Legros, and Petrouchka Moïse. Ayanna is our student/ emerging scholar representative. Please give them your hearty applause! Welcome! We would also like to thank all the Board members and the secretariat for their hard work over this challenging year.

And thank you to all our members or all the time, energy, funds, and good will you all continue to give the Haitian Studies Association. H.S.A. is for all of us.

Until later.

This year, nou la pi rèd toujou!!

With love, solidarity, and humility,

Mark Schuller,
President

Working Sessions > The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity (Dec. 14)

The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity (Dec. 14)

The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity

Second Public Event

December 14, 12-2 pm

This session is free to the public. This event will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. 

In light of right-wing authoritarianism in Haiti today that exposes the clientelist nature of the justice system and increases violence against all who seek to live creatively, this Working Session convenes to hear from Haitian freedom fighters and artists on the ground in a series of webinar discussions and focused virtual gatherings.

This second panel features cultural workers Yonel Charles, director of Marasa Rak, and Hetera Estimphil, director of KOURAJ, who will share with us the ways in which their social and cultural work challenges gendered and sexual norms and offer us another vision of and for Haiti. The conversation will be moderated by Josué Azor, and feature performances by Yonel Charles and Jenny Cadet. The goals are to think together with attendees to design an action plan that supports and amplifies their efforts toward creative living in Haiti.

If this theme speaks to your interests and commitments, and you are interested in joining a mailing list for future Haitian Studies Sexualities Working Session events, please fill out this Form and the organizers will stay in touch.

See details first The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity (Oct. 8) Working Session here.


Dwa Pou Viv Kreyativman: Ekspresyon Atistik, Vizibilite, Solidarite

Sesyon sa a gratis pou piblik la. Evènman sa a pral emisyon tou ap viv sou paj Facebook nou yo ak chanèl YouTube.

Jounen jodi a, kontèks otoritaris ladwat an Ayiti a ekspoze nati kliyantèlis sistèm Lajistis la. E li ogmante vyolans kont tout moun ki ap chache viv kreyativman. Nou konvoke Group Travay sa a pou tande vwa kèk militan ak atis Ayisyen/Ayisyèn ki sou beton an nan yon seri diskisyon ak rasanbleman sou entènèt. 

Dezyèm panèl la gen travayè kiltirèl Yonel Charles ak Hetera Estimphil, ki pral pataje avèk nou fason travay yo defye nòm seksyèl ak sèks, epi ofri nou yon lòt vizyon (queer) sou Ayiti, pou Ayiti. Josué Azor pral moderatè a, Yonel Charles ak Jenny Cadet pral bay prezentasyon atistik yo. Nou vle elabore yon plan daksyon ki sipòte ak anplifye zefò yo pou etabli on vi kreyatif ansanm an Ayiti.

Si ou enterese nan kesyon sa a, tanpri ranpli fòm sa a. Ekip ki òganize panèl la ap kontakte ou avèk plis enfòmasyon.

Wè detay premye Dwa pou Viv Kreyativman: Ekspresyon Atistik, Viziblite, Solidarite Atelye Travay isit.




Job Postings > University of Toronto, St. George Campus – Assistant Professor (Dec. 15 2020)

University of Toronto, St. George Campus – Assistant Professor (Dec. 15 2020)

Job Title: Assistant Professor – Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

University of Toronto, St. George Campus

Centre for Comparative Literature (51%) and the Caribbean Studies Program (49%)

Date Posted: 10/30/2020

Closing Date: 12/15/2020, 11:59PM EDT

Req ID: 1330

Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science

Department: Centre for Comparative Literature (51%) and the Caribbean Studies Program (49%)

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program, New College, in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus invite applications for a joint full-time tenure stream position (51% Comparative Literature & 49% New College) in the area of Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Comparative Literature or a related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate must have a strong grounding in literary methodologies and may work across a range of textual media. We seek candidates with lived experience of the Caribbean and its diasporas, whose work engages multiple linguistic traditions across the Caribbean and who can address current topics including transnationalism and diaspora, colonialism, postcolonialism, indigeneity, ecocriticism, gender, sexuality and race as informed by the intellectual history and literary traditions of the Caribbean.

The successful candidate will join two vibrant interdisciplinary intellectual communities. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Caribbean Studies Program in New College, the Literature and Critical Theory Program at Victoria College, and graduate courses in the Centre for Comparative Literature and will be expected to develop the field of comparative literary Caribbean Studies at the graduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, the submitted sample of writing, presentations at significant conferences, awards, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.
Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (40pp max); and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover such topics as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the hiring unit via email at jill.ross@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed).

PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.

Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Jill Ross at jill.ross@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 15.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Job Postings > University of Toronto, St. George Campus – Associate Professor (Dec. 15 2020)

University of Toronto, St. George Campus – Associate Professor (Dec. 15 2020)

Job Title: Associate Professor

Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Centre for Comparative Literature (51%) and Caribbean Studies/New College (49%)

Date Posted: 10/30/2020

Closing Date: 12/15/2020, 11:59PM EDT

Req ID: 1331

Job Category: Faculty – Tenure Stream (continuing)

Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science

Department: Centre for Comparative Literature (51%) and Caribbean Studies/New College (49%)

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

 

Description:

The Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program, New College, in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus invite applications for a full-time tenure stream position (51% Comparative Literature & 49% New College) in the area of Comparative Caribbean Literatures and Cultures. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD degree in Comparative Literature or a related field, with a clearly demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate must have a strong grounding in literary methodologies and may work across a range of textual media. We seek candidates with lived experience of the Caribbean and its diasporas, whose work engages multiple linguistic traditions across the Caribbean and who can address current topics including transnationalism and diaspora, colonialism, postcolonialism, indigeneity, ecocriticism, gender, sexuality and race as informed by the intellectual history and literary traditions of the Caribbean.

The successful candidate will join two vibrant interdisciplinary intellectual communities. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in the Centre for Comparative Literature and the Caribbean Studies Program. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Caribbean Studies Program in New College, the Literature and Critical Theory Program at Victoria College, and graduate courses in the Centre for Comparative Literature and will be expected to develop the field of comparative literary Caribbean Studies at the graduate level.

The successful candidate will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals, the submitted research statement, the submitted sample of writing, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, a teaching dossier including a strong teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.
Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications should include a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a research statement outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample (40pp max); and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore also asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover such topics as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee to the hiring unit via email at jill.ross@utoronto.ca by the closing date (on letterhead, dated, and signed).

 

PLEASE NOTE: This search is not using the University’s automatic solicitation and collection functionality for reference letters.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Professor Jill Ross at jill.ross@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by December 15.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

 

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.

Job Postings > The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Irvine, CA (Nov. 15 2020)

The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Irvine, CA (Nov. 15 2020)

The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies

at the University of California, Irvine

Assistant Professor of Gender & Sexuality Studies

in Black Feminist Theory and Cultural Studies

Deadline November 22

The Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Irvine seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies with a focus on Black feminist theory and cultural studies. Open to a variety of interdisciplinary and methodological approaches that foreground: media, technology, data, surveillance, digital activism; critical studies of race, gender, sexuality and Black feminist theory, including Black queer/trans/sexuality studies; Black feminism in the global south; Black diaspora studies; critical race theory; decolonial feminisms; or disability studies to complement Department’s existing strengths in feminist transnational analysis, critical interdisciplinarity, and cultural theory.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2021.

Application Procedure: Submit the following materials via UC Irvine’s on-line application system, AP Recruit, located at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF06402

The online application includes: a Curriculum Vitae, a Research Statement, a Reflective Teaching Statement, a Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement, a writing sample (30 pages) and a minimum of three reference letters.

Applications completed by November 15, 2020 will be granted full consideration. The recruitment will close on November 22, 2020.

Job Postings > The Department of Africana Studies at Williams College, Massachusetts (Nov. 15 2020)

The Department of Africana Studies at Williams College, Massachusetts (Nov. 15 2020)

The Department of Africana Studies at Williams College
Massachusetts
Assistant Professor of Africana Studies,

Department of Africana Studies
Deadline November 15

The Department of Africana Studies at Williams College seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor who is a social scientist specializing in Afro-Caribbean thought and African diasporic peoples and cultures of the Caribbean. The Department will consider new PhDs as well as candidates at the advanced assistant professor level, who would be tenure-eligible within three years of appointment.

While we welcome a range of areas of expertise, we are especially interested in scholars whose research explores the following topics: Black radical social and political movements, transnational connections between circum-Caribbean and African cultures, indigeneity, gender and sexuality, youth and digital cultures, health and medicine, religion, and environmental injustice.

Williams Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary department that critically and systematically examines the cultures, histories, and experiences of people of African descent globally. Drawing from a wide variety of courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences, students who earn a concentration in Africana Studies practice intellectually rigorous research, writing, and analysis of Africana culture that is also grounded in activism and life experience.

Williams is a coeducational liberal arts college located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on the teaching and scholarship of its faculty and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2000 students. Please visit the Williams website (http://williams.edu).

Read More: https://apply.interfolio.com/76807

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Job Postings > Eastern Illinois University – Department of History (Nov. 5 2020)

Eastern Illinois University – Department of History (Nov. 5 2020)

Eastern Illinois University

Department of History

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of African American/African Diaspora History

Position Announcement 

The History Department at Eastern Illinois University seeks applicants for a tenure-track position in African American or African Diaspora History at the rank of Assistant Professor. Subfields open, though ability to teach courses in U.S. history preferred. The successful candidate will teach survey courses, upper-division and MA courses in their field(s) of specialization, and methods and capstone courses as necessary. This position will also support the Africana Studies minor. The candidate must demonstrate potential for research and service, a commitment to diversity, and experience promoting inclusive excellence. The candidate may be expected to teach online as needed, with requisite training provided by the university if necessary. PhD required; ABD considered if degree is expected by date of appointment on August 16, 2021.

To apply, please submit the following: a cover letter specifying the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position; CV; and the names and contact information of three references. Please submit application materials on Interfolio via the link: http://apply.interfolio.com/79537.  Recommendation letters, sample syllabi, and a writing sample will be requested if the candidate advances to the preliminary interview stage. Review of applications will begin Nov. 5.

For further questions regarding this position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, David Smith, at dksmith@eiu.edu. To learn more about the department, please visit https://www.eiu.edu/history/~information.php

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/female/disability/veteran – committed to achieving a diverse community.

Conference > Conference Program (2020)

Conference Program (2020)

Session 1: 11:00 a.m. – noon Eastern Time

[1A] Haiti in the Era of Climate Change: A Transnational Stakeholder’s Perspective in Haiti’s Governance and Challenges of Sustainability

Room: [A] Pòtoprens
Discussant: MacKendy Juste (GIOLA Build)

  • Community-University Partnership: Urban Agriculture Infrastructures
    Roswald Georges (Service en Evangélisation, Education et Développement (SEED))
  • Designing Community Strategies for Resilience
    Micheline Dorisca (Organisation pour la Protection de l’Environnement et du Traitement des Détritus (OPTED))
  • Union des Journalistes Photographes Haïtiens (UNJPH)
    Jackson Thimoté (Union des Journalistes Photographes Haitiens (UNJPH))
  • Re-penser les Terres Arables et Construction des Infrastructures Vertes
    Roseleine Juste Auguste (Organisation pour la Protection de l’Environnement et du Traitement des Détritus (OPTED))

[1B] Comment éviter le péril des musées en Haïti : Cas du musée du Bureau National d’Ethnologie
Room: [B] Okap
Discussant: Camille Louis (MUPANAH)

  • L’histoire du musée du Bureau National d’Ethnologie
    Lecoin Louis (Bureau National d’Ethnologie)
  • La collection archéologique du musée du Bureau National d’Ethnologie
    Jean Junior Theodore (Bureau National d’Ethnologie)
  • Le management du musée du Bureau National d’Ethnologie
    Assedius Belizaire (Bureau National d’Ethnologie)
  • La mise en valeur de la collection archéologique du musée du Bureau National d’Ethnologie
    Marc Joseph (UC Santa Cruz)

[1C] Henry Christophe at 200: Commemorating the End of an Era
Room: [C] Okay
Discussant: Marlene Daut (University of Virginia)

  • Gregory Pierrot (University of Connecticut, Stamford)
  • Chelsea Stieber (Catholic University of America)
  • Cameron Monroe (University of California, Santa Cruz)
  • Henry Stoll (Harvard University)

[1D] Kilti nimerik ak teknoloji nan vizyè kowonaviris la : Yon tab wonn ak kominote inivèsitè piblik ayisyen nou yo
Room: [D] Jakmèl
Discussant: Lynn Selby (Independent Scholar)

  • Roseline Lamartinière (Université d’Etat d’Haïti/Égalité pour la connaissance, la communication et la liberté)
  • Jean Mozart Feron (Université Laval/Université d’État d’Haïti)
  • Walex Pierre (Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle/Université d’État d’Haïti)
  • Yves Voltaire (Université Publique des Nippes)
  • Pierre Minn

[1E] Les infrastructures civiques, physiques et géopolitiques
Room: [E] Mibalè
Discussant: Jean-Eddy Saint Paul

  • ONG an Ayiti: Lafwa, Lespwa, Fristasyon ak Reziyasyon: Ka Komin Kanperen
    Elkins VOLTAIRE (Université d’État d’Haïti)
  • Nouvelles infrastructures d’aménagement face à la Gestion des déchets solides (DS) et écosystèmes dans le Parc National des 3 Baies (PN3B)
    Marc André Siméus (Université d’État d’Haïti), Jules-André Siméus (UEH) , Jean Fritz St-Fleur (UEH) , Silotte Paul (UEH)
  • Repenser Haïti dans la diplomatie promouvant un droit global dans une société internationale en mutation
    Mulry Mondélice (Professeur de droit international et diplomatie, Programme d’études internationales, Département des humanités et sciences sociales, Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Gouvernement du Canada)

[1F] Material Excavations: Women’s Lives, Revolutionary Stories and Memories of Exile
Room: [F] Aken
Discussant: Nathan Dize (Vanderbilt University)

  • Exmouth Cottage, Hastings and the Spectre of Marie-Louise Christophe
    Nicole Willson (University of Central Lancashire)
  • Rendering Revolution: Sartorial Approaches to Haitian History
    Siobhan Mei (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
  • Rendering Revolution: Sartorial Approaches to Haitian History (Joint presentation with Siobhan Mei)
    Jonathan Square (University of Harvard)
  • Atlantic Womanhood: Louise Chancy Louverture, a Woman of Color in France
    Stephanie Chancy (Florida International University)

[1G] Transformative Dreams: New Visions for Haitian Studies
Room: [G] Pòdepè
Discussant: Kyrah Malika Daniels

  • Dreams of Freedom, Dreams of Death: Tessa Mars and Haiti’s Disfigured Body Politic
    Jana Braziel (Miami University)
  • A Critical Pedagogy of Haitian Studies
    Charmane Perry (University of Alabama Birmingham)

[1H] Political economies, ecologies of politics: Haiti in the world system
Room: [H] Gonayiv
Discussant: Alex Dupuy

  • The global lakou world-system
    Paul Mocombe (West virginia state university/the Mocombeian foundation)
  • Marchons Unis: The Effects State Building on Civic Engagement and Political Protest
    Benjamin Krause (University of California Berkeley)
  • Iridescence and Power: “Pearl of the Antilles” as a Political Economic Assertion
    Kiran Jayaram (University of South Florida)


KEYNOTE: 12:10 – 1:50 p.m. Eastern Time

Keynote panel:
Room: Ayiti


The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Nou la pi rèd’. It is an assertion that we are here, and we are here to stay. In Haiti and throughout the world, people are protesting against neoliberal austerity, state corruption, the shift to authoritarianism, and unbridled repression. This was how the call for proposals began, written long before COVID-19 and George Floyd (and Breonna Taylor and countless others whose names and lives don’t receive mainstream attention). Moments such as these oblige scholars and professionals to do more than talk or write. We are compelled to come together to think critically and productively about how theory and practice intertwine and how to incite meaningful change.

This year, instead of a single speaker, we are honored to have an amazing panel of keynote speakers:

Read more details here


Session 2: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

[2A] Importance de centres de gestion et de traitement de déchets pour la concrétisation des connaissances théoriques et pratiques au renforcement de la conscience écologique en Haïti

Room: [A] Pòtoprens
Discussant: James Philippe MICHEL (Groupe d’Intervention pour le Développement Durable (GIDD))

  • Pierre Robenson DUVAL (Groupe d’Intervention pour le Développement Durable (GIDD))
  • Domingue MIRACLE (Groupe d’Intervention pour le Développement Durable (GIDD))
  • Abram BELIZAIRE (Groupe d’Intervention pour le Développement Durable (GIDD))

[2B] The Haiti Reader 
Room: [B] Okap
Discussant: Regine Jean-Charles (Boston College)

  • Kaiama L. Glover (Barnard College & Columbia University)
  • Nadève Menard (Ecole Normale Superieure, Université d’État d’Haïti)
  • Millery Polyné (New York University)
  • Chantalle Verna (Florida International University)

[2C] Cohabitation du créole et du français pour un système éducatif haïtien sans exclusion et discrimination linguistique pour un meilleur rendement scolaire 
Room: [C] Okay
Discussant: Yolande Jean Pierre (Alliance Culturelle Haïtienne (ACHa))

  • Promotion et utilisation du créole comme langue d’apprentissage dans l’univers scolaire haïtien
    Alin BARBIER (Alliance Culturelle Haïtienne (ACHa))
  • Promotion et utilisation du français comme langue d’apprentissage dans l’univers scolaire haïtien
    Arielle BRISMARD (Alliance Culturelle Haïtienne (ACHa))
  • Cohabitation du créole et du français dans le système éducatif haïtien
    Martenson METAYER (Alliance Culturelle Haïtienne (ACHa))

[2D] Agriculture and Energy in Haiti: Sustaining Livelihoods and Natural Resources to Achieve Zero Hunger and Affordable and Clean Energy
Room: [D] Jakmèl
Discussant: Marc Cohen (Oxfam)

  • Andrew Tarter (University of Florida/Millennium Challenge Corporation)
  • Katie Kennedy Freeman (The World Bank)
  • Sowmya Krishnamoorthy (PADF)
  • Tonny Joseph (EHESS/Independent Consultant)

[2E] Lavi Miyò | On Resistance & Revolution (pdf)
Room: [E] Mibalè

Performance Viewing (25 mins) and Discussion w/ 3 Artists (30 mins)

[2F] Les espaces transgressives
Room: [F] Aken
Discussant: Cécile Accilien

  • Le Hip-hop en Haïti: espace d’expression des identités et de révolte
    Sandy Larose (Université Laval)
  • Comment dire l’indicible dans les musées en Haïti ?
    Jean Mozart FERON (Université Laval/Université d’État d’Haïti)

[2G] The Indiscipline: radical rethinking of interdisciplinary praxis
Room: [G] Pòdepè
Discussant: Gregory Pierrot

  • Rethinking Interdisciplinary Praxis Through Narratives Bodily Ecologies
    Beaudelaine Pierre (University of Minnesota)
  • Thinking in the Margins: Anténor Firmin, Exile, and the Praxis of Indiscipline
    Bastien Craipain (University of Chicago)
  • “Le poème tué”: Public Poetry as Political Praxis
    Guillermina De Ferrari (University of Wisconsin)

[2H] Fragilities in Haiti’s legal system and ‘stateless’ people
Room: [H] Gonayiv
Discussant: Jenny Greenburg

  • The Difficulty of Dwelling in Proximity: Challenges Facing the Justice of the Peace System in the Lower Artibonite Valley
    Marco Motta (University of Bern)
  • Fragile courts in fragile states: Gendered experiences in the Haitian judiciary
    Marianne Tøraasen (Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI))
  • What future for displaced people in Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti?
    Daniel Joseph (DePauw University)

[2I] Unwanted people, unruly spaces
Room: [I] Sen Mak
Discussant: Nathalie Pierre

  • “Imagining the Urban as Praxis: Reflections on Haitian Literature, Literary Studies, and Urban Theory in the Global South”
    John Walsh (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Archaeology of the Ile de la Tortue (Tortue Island), Haiti
    Daniel Koski-Karell (National Institute of Archaeology)


Session 3: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

[3B] Praxis environnementale à Canaan (Croix-des-Bouquets, Haïti): entre éthique et politiques de l’environnement

Room: [A] Pòtoprens
Discussant: Lefranc Joseph (Haiti State University & Centre Haïtien de Recherche en Sciences Sociales (CHARESSO))

  • Analyse de la question environnementale de Canaan à Haïti : éthique et politique de l’environnement
    Bernadin Larrieux (Université Publique du Centre, Haïti & Centre Haïtien de Recherche en Sciences Sociales (CHARESSO))
  • Pour une grammaire de l’action publique environnementale à Canaan au regard de la praxis environnementale
    Lefranc Joseph (Haiti State University & Centre Haïtien de Recherche en Sciences Sociales (CHARESSO))
  • Territoire et environnement comme praxis : Pour une redéfinition de l’occupation de l’espace à Canaan au regard de l’action publique
    Pierre Richard Joseph (Centre Haïtien de Recherche en Sciences Sociales (CHARESSO))

[3C] Manman Bèlè
Room: [B] Okap

  • Chelsey Kivland (Dartmouth College)
  • Moïse Pierre

The film Manman Bèlè (Mother of Bel Air), directed by Chelsey Kivland and Moïse Pierre, chronicles Fèt Pèpètyèl, Haiti’s annual patron saint festival held in Bel Air, Port-au-Prince. Despite Bel Air’s reputation as violent and volatile, thousands venture to the neighborhood every June for the festival. The film follows local leaders as they challenge negative perceptions by showcasing residents’ talents, generosity, and communal spirit.

[3D] Writing Resistance
Room: [C] Okay
Discussant: Lucy Swanson (University of Arizona)

  • Vengeful Spirits: Reclaiming debts to the past in Kettly Mars’ “L’ange du patriarche”
    Robert Sapp (College of Charleston)
  • The Black Feminist Gaze and the Performance of White Benevolence in Marie Vieux Chauvet’s “La danse sur le volcan”
    Jocelyn Franklin (University of Colorado-Boulder)
  • Power to the People? Tracing the Zombi in Gary Victor’s “La Piste des sortilèges”
    Lucy Swanson (University of Arizona)

[3E] Haiti’s Attempt to build Justice with Foreign Examples
Room: [D] Jakmèl
Discussant: Marco Motta (UNIL | Université de Lausanne)

  • The Role of Historic Black Universities in Justice Assistance in Haiti
    Reynold Verret (President of Xavier University of Louisiana)
  • The Role of the UN in Haiti
    Henry (Chip) Carey (Georgia State University)
  • Women’s judicial representation in post-conflict Haiti: Unintended gains of state-building efforts
    Marianne Tøraasen (CMI Chr. Michelsen Institute)

[3F] The Haitian Crisis: Exploring its Effects in the Country’s Economy, Religion, and Feminism
Room: [E] Mibalè
Discussant: Mamyrah Prosper (Davidson College)

  • Haitian Crisis: Feminist Movements and Struggles
    Sabine Lamour (UEH)
  • Haitian Economy: Approaches and conflicts
    Frédéric Gérald (UEH)
  • Haitian Crisis: Haitian Vodou and Social Changes
    Alexandra Cenatus (University of Florida)

[3G] A Conversation about Mimi Sheller’s Book: Island Futures (Duke UP, 2020)
Room: [F] Aken
Discussant: Mimi Sheller (Drexel University)

[3H] Local understandings of contemporary crises
Room: [G] Pòdepè
Discussant: Pierre Minn

  • Daprè ou menm, ki sa ONG ye? Camp-Perrin Residents’ Views on NGOs Post Hurricane Matthew
    Nadege Nau (University of South Florida)
  • Peyi Lòk Pa Ka Kenbe Nou: The Rebirth of the Mental Health Consciousness of “Nou La Pi Rèd!”
    Elizabeth Louis (Fogarty International Center, Harvard University)
  • Cholera in the Wake of the Neoliberal Flood: a hostile environment, a planned disaster
    Victoria Koski-Karell (University of Michigan)

[3I] Haitian Art: A Digital Crossroads
Room: [H] Gonayiv
Discussant: Jerry Philogène (Dickinson College)

  • Laura Wagner
  • Fredo Rivera (Grinnell College)
  • Peter Haffner (Centre College)
  • Petrouchka Moise (Grinnell College)


TOWN HALL / RASANBLEMAN: 5:10 – 6:50 p.m. Eastern Time

Room: Rasanbleman
Moments such as the current intersectional crisis oblige scholars and professionals to do more than talk or write. We are compelled to come together to think critically and productively about how theory and practice intertwine and how to incite meaningful change.This conference is an opportunity for conversations across advocacy NGOs, policymakers, and international institutions who will benefit from the reservoir of interdisciplinary knowledge that H.S.A. has been filling for over 30 years. How did we do? How can we evaluate ourselves individually and collectively?This Town Hall is an opportunity for members to deliberate on these urgent questions about our praxis as individual scholars/practitioners/artists as well as the association. What role should H.S.A. be playing? How do we get there?Read details here


Session 4: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time

[4B] Praxis beyond theory: local evaluation of research on NGOs
Room: [A] Pòtoprens
Discussant: Mark Schuller (NIU/Faculté d’Ethnologie)

  • Kaiting Jessica Hsu (Independent Scholar)
  • Sophonie Milande Joseph (Columbia University)
  • Castelline Tilus (Ayiti Analytics)
  • Elkins Voltaire (Faculté d’Ethnologie)
  • Nancy Marie Sherline Saint Louis (Universidade Brasilia (UnB))

[4C] Politics of identity and color in Haitian literature 
Room: [B] Okap
Discussant: Alyssa Sepinwall

  • “Une créole comme toi”: Creolized Reproductive Justice in “Rosalie l’infâme”
    Lindsey Meyer (Emory University)
  • “A Stronger Memory”: Edwidge Danticat’s Atemporal Altars to Haiti’s Past and Futures
    Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder (Emory University)

[4D] Reimagining Soufrans Ayisysen (Haitian Suffering): Co-Creating Haitian American Innovative Mental Health Interventions, Professional Responses and Cultural Narratives during the COVID 19 Pandemic (pdf)
Room: [C] Okay
Discussant: Charlene Desir (Nova Southeastern University)

  • Elizabeth Louis (Harvard University/PIH)
  • Guy Jeanty (Jeanty Counseling and Consulting)
  • Pascale Denis (Private Practice)

[4E] Les grilles de lecture dominantes de la migration haïtienne en débat. Discours, usages et enjeux
Room: [D] Jakmèl
Discussant: Célucien L. JOSEPH, PhD (Associate Professor of English, Indian River State College, USA)

  • La migration haïtienne en question. Entre occultation et regard “impérialiste”
    Georges Eddy LUCIEN, Dr (Université d’État d’Haïti (UEH), Laboratoire dynamique des Mondes américains (LADMA), Ecole normale supérieure (ENS), Haïti)
  • Intrégration par le truchement de l’éducation: effacements, illusions et pratiques scolaires
    Marie Carmel PIERRE (Université Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis, France)
  • Association : sens, usages et enjeux dans la migration Le cas des associations haïtiennes en France
    Rébecca CADEAU (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (USPN), Ecole doctorale Erasme, Laboratoire Pléiade, UFR LLSHS, Groupe de Travail “Mobilités, Spatialités” LabEx DynamiTe, France)

[4F] Comment cesser les inégalités pour les populations marginalisées?
Room: [E] Mibalè
Discussant: Carolle Charles

  • A quand va cesser la violence sur les femmes en Haïti?
    Ginette Francilus Sanon (Université d’État d’Haïti / Médecins Sans Frontières)
  • Invisibilisation des femmes dans la statuaire publique en Haïti
    Lus-Herna Rosimar (Université Notre Dame d’Haïti)
  • Condition étudiante à Port-au-Prince dans le contexte du Covid-19
    Ilionor LOUIS (Faculté d’Ethnologie de l’université d’État d’Haïti)

[4G] Diasporic Dilemmas: transforming solidarity politics and representations
Room: [F] Aken
Discussant: Nadège Clitandre

  • “Fear of a Black Republic: African Americans and the Struggle for Haitian Sovereignty, 1825-1862”
    Leslie Alexander (University of Oregon)
  • Teaching, Unlearning, and Transforming Representations of Haiti
    Joelle Vitiello (Macalester College)

[4H] New platforms, new contests: contemporary leadership from above and below
Room: [G] Pòdepè
Discussant:

  • Ayiti 2.0 enabled by technology and powered by entrepreneurship
    Marc Raphael ()
  • #Ayiti: Social Media Narrative Making in a Digitally Connected Haiti.
    Shearon Roberts (Xavier University of Louisiana)

[4I] Gouvernance pour le Développement : Capital humain et territoire
Room: [H] Gonayiv
Discussant: Raulin Cadet (Université Quisqueya)

  • Littératie financière et micro entrepreneuriat féminin : Cas des marchands de fruits à travers l’aire métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince
    Ciguino Hubermane (Université Quisqueya)
  • Gouvernance scolaire et dépenses publiques d’éducation en Haïti de 2005 à 2020
    Gassendy Calice (Université Quisqueya)
  • La reconnaissance du Territoire pour la Décentralisation en Haïti
    Ruth Myrtho Casséus

Conference > 2020 Conference – Town Hall

2020 Conference – Town Hall

TOWN HALL / RASANBLEMAN 

Saturday, October 10

5:10-6:50 p.m. Eastern Time

 

Moments such as the current intersectional crisis oblige scholars and professionals to do more than talk or write. We are compelled to come together to think critically and productively about how theory and practice intertwine and how to incite meaningful change.

This conference is an opportunity for conversations across advocacy NGOs, policymakers, and international institutions who will benefit from the reservoir of interdisciplinary knowledge that H.S.A. has been filling for over 30 years. How did we do? How can we evaluate ourselves individually and collectively?

This Town Hall is an opportunity for members to deliberate on these urgent questions about our praxis as individual scholar/practitioners/artists as well as the association. What role should H.S.A. be playing? How do we get there?

We will use the Zoom platform to facilitate a bottom-up conversation, with small group discussions, addressing the following urgent questions:

  1. What is Haitian Studies’ relationship to Black Studies? To ethnic studies overall? Or is Haitian Studies area studies? As board member Nadège Clitandre inspires us, Haitian Studies informs global studies. Do we as an association need to come to clarity about our identity? How do we signal this to the outside world?
  2. Given the changes in higher education as an institution, certainly with the evisceration of funding, exasperated by COVID, scholarly associations such as ours need to adapt, and quickly. What should H.S.A. be doing?
  3. How does H.S.A. support our members in Haiti? Does it? What can be done better?
  4. How does H.S.A. facilitate truly interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration? Does it? What can be done better?
  5. How does H.S.A. facilitate activism and real-world engagement? Does it? What can be done better?
  6. What barriers do you see to this engagement? How can we as an association overcome or undercut them?

Se moman tankou kriz ente-seksyonnèl la oblije chèchè ak pwofesyonèl fè plis bagay ke sèlman pase pale oubyen ekri met la. Nou santi obligasyon pou n rasanble pou panse nan yon fason kritik epi kreyatif sou kijan teyori ak pratik makonnen epi kijan pou enspire yon chanjman reyèl.

Kòlòk 2020 H.S.A. a se yon opòtinite pou konvèsasyon yo ki travèse ONG kap fè pledwari, moun kap ekri politik, epi enstitisyon entènasyonal ki pral benefisye basen/sitèn konesans entè-disiplinè H.S.A. te ranpli pou plis pase 30 lane. Kijan nou ka evalye tèt nou kòm grenn moun epi kolektif?

Rasanbleman sa a se yon opòtinite pou manm yo kap brase lidè anvè kesyon ijan yo anvè praksis nou antanke chèchè/pwofesyonèl/atis kòm endividyèl epi Asosyasyon an? Ki wòl H.S.A. ta dwe jwe? Kijan nou ka rive la?

Nou pral sèvi ak platfòm Zoom nan pou n fasilite yon konvèsasyon patisipativ, avèk ti gwoup, ki ap adrese kesyon ijan sila yo:

  1. Ki relasyon Etid Ayisyen avèk Etid Nwa? Avèk etid etnik yo anjeneral? Oubyen èske Etid Ayisyen yon etid rejyonal? Jan manm Konsèy Nadège Clitandre enspire nou, Etid Ayisyen enfòme etid mondyal la. Èske kòm yon Asosyasyon nou ta dwe klarifye idantite nou? Kijan nou ka siyale sa a pou lemonn?
  2. Lè nou konsidere chanjman enstitisyon inivèsite yo, sitou apre COVID te efondre finansman nou, asosyasyon akademik yo tankou nou menm dwe chanje, epi chanje vit. Kisa H.S.A. ta dwe fè?
  3. Kijan H.S.A. sipòte manm nou ann Ayiti? Èske li fèt vreman? Kisa ki kapab fèt pi byen?
  4. Kijan H.S.A. fasilite dyalòg entè-disiplinè tout bon vre? Èske li fèt vreman? Kisa ki kapab fèt pi byen?
  5. Kijan H.S.A. fasilite aksyon militan epi angajman reyèl? Èske li fèt vreman? Kisa ki kapab fèt pi byen?
  6. Ki barye w wè pou angajman sa a? Kijan nou kòm yon asosyasyon elimine yo?

Conference > 2020 Conference – Keynote Speakers

2020 Conference – Keynote Speakers

Saturday, October 10

12:10-1:50 p.m. Eastern Time

 

The theme is this year’s conference is nou la pirèd. It is an assertion that we are here, and we are here to stay. In Haiti and throughout the world, people are protesting against neoliberal austerity, state corruption, the shift to authoritarianism, and unbridled repression. This was how the call for proposals began, written long before COVID and George Floyd (and Breonna Taylor and countless others whose names and lives don’t receive mainstream attention). Moments such as these oblige scholars and professionals to do more than talk or write. We are compelled to come together to think critically and productively about how theory and practice intertwine and how to incite meaningful change.

This year, instead of a single speaker, we are honored to have an amazing panel of keynote speakers, in conversation with H.S.A. president Mark Schuller:

This multi-lingual panel spans people in Haiti, in the Diaspora, and Black Studies overall; activists, scholars and artists; generations; and a range of disciplines.

Here are the questions:

  1. As a Haitian or a Haitianist, what connections do you see between these ‘crisis’ events and the ways in which Haiti has been systematically punished for its role in challenging white supremacy?
  2. Belatedly and in particular circles, Haiti and the Haitian revolution received a footnote in the discussions of Black history following the state murder of George Floyd, in no small part because of the advocacy of H.S.A. members. If the flurry of statements supporting Black Lives Matter are sincere and sustained, is a more conscious coupling of Haitian Studies with Black Studies mutually beneficial? What is to be gained by each? What is risked?
  3. In the “Odd and the Ordinary,” Michel-Rolph Trouillot said, “the more Haiti is presented as weird, the easier it is to forget that Haiti is the longest neocolonial experiment in the hemisphere.” Gina Athena Ulysse’s clarion call resonates that Haiti needs new narratives. Does this moment call for us to put away exceptionalism as a discourse? What meta-narrative about Haiti should emerge to take its place?
  4. One silver lining – if we remain focused and have the courage to put our words to action – is that social movements are creating spaces for more marginalized voices to be finally, belatedly, heard. How do we foreground perspectives that have historically been excluded and paint a more complete picture of Haiti’s past and the possibilities for her future?
  5. The theme of this conference is an assertion: we are here, and we are here to stay. In addition, we are intentionally calling upon members and the association as a whole to examine our praxis. What does truly transformational scholarship look like? What do the current crises (however you define it) oblige you to do to address it?
  6. How do you evaluate your own praxis, and to whom are you accountable?
  7. It is one thing to claim an activist identity, on many platforms. It is another to have our work be truly transformational. A major constraint to unleashing the liberatory potential of activist scholarly praxis is the academic institution itself and its reward structure. How specifically do we transform this reward structure so that we are accountable to activist communities and movements?

Tèm kòlòk ane sa a se nou la pirèd. Se yon afimasyon pou di ke nou prezan, epi nou la pou rete. An Ayiti epi toupatou sou latè, tout pèp ap manifeste kont pwojè lanmò neyoliberal la, koripsyon nan Leta, tandans otoritaris, ak represyon brital. Se konsa apèl kontribisyon yo te koumanse, ekri byen anvan COVID ak George Floyd (epi Breonna Taylor ak anpil lòt ki pa resevwa anpil atansyon). Se moman sa yo ki oblije chèchè ak pwofesyonèl fè plis bagay ke sèlman pase pale oubyen ekri met la. Nou santi obligasyon pou n rasanble pou panse nan yon fason kritik epi kreyatif sou kijan teyori ak pratik makonnen epi kijan pou enspire yon chanjman reyèl.

Ane sa a, olye yon grenn moun kòm prezantatè, nou onore anpil paske nou gen yon panèl ekselan ki pral gen yon konvèsasyon avèk prezidan Asosyasyon an, Mark Schuller:

Panel milti-lang sa a ap makonnen moun ann Ayiti, nan Dyaspora ak moun ki travay nan Etid Nwa a; militan, cheche ak atis yo; jenerasyon yo; epi disiplin yo.

Men kesyon yo:

  1. Kòm yon Ayisyèn/Ayisyen oubyen yon moun kap etidye Ayiti, ki koneksyon ou wè nan mitan evenman “kriz” sa yo epi ki fason Ayiti te resevwa sanksyon poutèt wòl li te jwe nan opoze sipremasi blan yo?
  2. Byen ta epi nan kèk sèk byen espesifik, Ayiti ak revolisyon Ayisyen an te resevwa yon nòt anba paj nan diksyon istwa Nwa yo aprè asasinay leta George Floyd la, poutèt wòl pledwari manm H.S.A. yo. Si vag diskou anfavè mouvman Black Lives Matter (Lavi Nwa yo Konte) sensè epi dire, èske yon makònay konsyan Etid Ayisyen avèk Etid Nwa bon pou toude? Ki gany chak pral genyen? Kisa ki riske?
  3. Nan yon tèks “the Odd and the Ordinary,” Michel-Rolph Trouillot te di, “pi plis Ayiti prezante kòm biza, pi fasil li ye pou bliye Ayiti se laboratwa neyokolonyal pi lonn nan emisfè a.” Lans de fè Gina Athena Ulysse a ap fè enpak: Ayiti merite diskou tounèf. Èske moman sa a egzije nou pou sispann diskou eksepsyon yo? Ki sa ki gran liy diskou Ayiti dwe monte epi pran plas li?
  4. Yon gren rayon lespwa – si nou rete konsantre epitou nou gen kouraj pou mete pawòl nou sou aksyon – se lefèt ke mouvman sosyal yo ap kreye espas pou vwa moun majinalize yo ka finalman – anreta – jwenn moun ki ka koute yo. Kijan pou nou bay priyorite pou pèspektif ki istorikman majinalize, pou n trase yon imaj pi konplè de listwa Ayiti epi posibilite pou lavni li?
  5. Tèm kòlòk ane sa a se yon afimasyon : nou prezan, epi nap rete la. Epitou, nan yon fason je louvri, nap mande manm nou epi Asosyasyon answa pou egzamine praksis (teyori ak pratik ansanm) nou. Nan sèvi ak pèspektiv pwofesyonèl, disiplinè ak entè-disiplinè yo, nou mande: Kisa yon rechèch ki ap transfòme kondisyon yo tout bon vre ye? Kijan kriz aktyèl yo (jan w defini l) oblije w pou fè pou fè fas avèk li?
  6. Kijan w evalye pwòp praksis w, epi ak kiyès w dwe bay kont-a-rann?
  7. Rele tèt w militan se youn. Enpak travay nou pou transfòme estrikti pouvwa yo se de. Yon reyalite pou debouche yon potansyèl liberatwa yon praksis akademik-militan se chapant enstitisyon an li menm, epi estrikti ki ankouraje kèk pratik. Nan yon fason espesifik, kijan nou ka transfòme estrikti sa a pou blije nou bay kont-a-rann anvè selil militan yo epi mouvman yo?

Announcements > Details about our 2020 Conference

Details about our 2020 Conference

Details about conference attendance, registration,

Membership dues for 2020, and a Fundraising effort

The conference is available to all current members of the Haitian Studies Association. There is no conference registration this year. Membership is enough to have access to all sessions. 

Membership lasts one year covering one yearly conference. You can renew your membership here. If you are unsure if you are a current member, please Contact Us.

Important: All participants must have a Zoom account and be logged in in order to access the Webinar rooms. Please make sure you have one before to avoid delays.

Working Sessions: 

Monday, October 5 – 10 a.m. – noon & 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time – Haitian Art: Koneksyon, Rezistans, Istwa

Wednesday, October 7 – 2-4 p.m. Eastern Time – Working across Disciplines toward Environmental Policy for Haiti

Thursday, October 8 – 10 a.m.-noon Eastern Time –  The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity

Conference:

Saturday, October 10 – 11 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Conference (Program Draft)

12:10 – 1:50 p.m. – Keynote Panel

 5:10 – 6:50 p.m. – Town Hall

 

Membership

In the spirit of making our 32nd H.S.A. Annual Conference more accessible to our larger membership, including our colleagues from Haiti, the Board decided to waive the conference registration fee this year. We are only asking you to renew your membership for 2020. We also reduced the membership dues in most categories to allow for greater participation, again hoping to get many attendees from Haiti along with other students and scholars who have not yet participated in H.S.A. conferences. All are welcome to join us and become members

We ask presenters to please renew their membership by Saturday, September 26 in order to be kept in the program.  And we invite all others who wish to attend the conference to become members so they may participate on Oct. 10th and during the week-long series of Working Sessions (October 5-8) that are available to all of you. Note that this year, all membership levels include an electronic subscription to the Journal of Haitian Studies (JOHS). 

 

How to attend the conference

Working Sessions (October 5-8th)

One day prior to the session, each attendee will receive an invitation with their unique link to attend the Working Session. Please keep this email safe as it contains your unique joining link.

Conference (October 10th)

Days prior to the event, registered members will receive their username and password that will give them access to our Website’s Members Area. Here attendees can view the program and select the session they wish to join. Clicking the room will send them to the appropriate Zoom webinar room.

Fundraiser

We also ask those of you who are so inclined to please help us sponsor some of our Haiti participants desiring to join the conference by making an additional contribution to our ‘scholarship fund’ for participants in Haiti and other emerging scholars.  

We are also re-activating our tax-deductible Founders’ Circle for senior scholars who wish to support the H.S.A. office and infrastructure.  The conference, while not in person, has expenses so we appreciate your continued support.

Mapou – $500             Flanbwayan  – $300             Zoranje – $200 

We all know that 2020 has been difficult. But H.S.A., like many organizations, is rising to the challenge of meeting member needs, including workshops for Emerging Scholars and ensuring access to our colleagues in Haiti. Please join HSA this Saturday September 26 at 5pm Eastern for the last event of the series

 


 

HSA 2020 : Detay enskripsyon kòlòk la, fre manm pou 2020, ak yon jefò leve fon

 

Orè konferans

Jan nou te note, nou pral reyini online ane sa a, sou Zoom. Apre dizon manm nou – ou menm – nou pral fè tout kòlòk nan yon sèl jou – samdi, 10 oktòb 2020. Nou kontan anpil Atelye Travay pral lanse nan semenn anvan:

        Lendi 5 oktòb, 10 & 2 apremidi lè Ayiti

        Mekredi 7 oktòb, 2 apremidi lè Ayiti

        Jedi 8 oktòb, 10zè maten rive midi lè Ayiti

Fre ak patisipasyon manm 

Nan lespri pou rann 32yèm Kòlòk Anyèl la pi aksesib pou tout manm nou yo, sitou kòlèg Ayiti yo, Konsèy la te deside retire fre enskripsyon pou ane sa a. Nap sèlman mande w pou renouvle patisipasyon manm/ kotizasyon pou 2020. Epitou nou te redwi fre patisipasyon pou pifò kategori manm pou pèmèt yon patisipasyon pi laj, nan objektif pou fasilite pi plis manm ann Ayiti epi lòt etidyan ak chèchè ki poko patisipe nan kòlòk Asosyasyon an. Tout moun byenvini pou rejwenn nou pou kòlòk la epi pou vin manm HSA !

Nap mande moun kap prezante, tanpri, renouvle fre patisipasyon manm yo nan dat limit samdi, 26 sektanm pou rete nan pwogram nan. Epi nap envite tout lòt moun ki ta renmen patisipe nan kòlòk la pou renouvle patisipasyon yo pou yo kap patisipe le 10 oktòb 2020 epi nan tout aktivite Atelye Travay ki disponib pou w de 5 oktòb rive 8 oktòb. Pou ane sa a, chak nivo manm yo pral gen akse avèk vèsyon elektwonik Jounal Etid Ayisyen nan (JOHS, nan sig angle a).

 

Zefò leve fon

Tanpri, nap mande moun yo ki gen volonte pou ede nou pou yo sponsò kèk patisipan ann Ayiti ki ta renmen patisipe nan kòlòk la; tanpri fè yon kontribisyon adisyonèl volontè pou ‘fon bous’ pou patisipan an Ayiti ak lòt jèn chèchè. 

Epitou nap re-aktive ‘tax-deductible’ Sèk Fondatè nou pou chèchè ki avanse ki ta renmen sipòte biwo ak enfrastrikti Asosyasyon an. Malgre kòlòk la pap fèt an pèsòn, li gen depans… kidonk, nou ap apresye sipò w.

Mapou – $500         Flanbwayan – $300          Zoranje – $200 

 

Nou tout konnen 2020 te difisil anpil! Men Asosyasyon Etid Ayisyen an, menm jan avèk tout òganizasyon, ap kanpe djanm fas ak defi yo pou nou ka reponn ak bezwen manm yo, tankou fòmasyon pou Jèn Chèchè epi asire aksè pou kòlèg nou ann Ayiti. Nou ta renmen envite ou nan denyè evènman seri a nan Samedi 26 Sektanm kap vini an 5 pm lè Ayiti 

 

Mèsi pou tout sipò w bay Asosyasyon an! Nap tann w ak anpil enpasyans pou nou akeyi w 10 oktòb. Tanpri ede n gaye nouvèl la.

Menm si nou anfas kriz, nou la pi rèd!

An solidarite,

Mark Schuller, Prezidan 

Regine O. Jackson, Vis-Prezidan ak Chèf Pwogram nan

Claudine Michel, Direktris Egzekitif ak Editè JOHS

Working Sessions > Working Sessions for 2020 Online Conference

Working Sessions for 2020 Online Conference

Participation in these Working Sessions is free to all Members of H.S.A (renew your membership here) & also free to the public (you must register to each session individually). All members will receive their invitation links a day before the session.

It will also be broadcasted live via our YouTube Channel & our Facebook.  

For the 2020 Online Conference, which will held the week of October 5 – 10th, H.S.A. plans to pilot a new format of peer-to-peer and mentorship gathering: two-hour working sessions clustered around conference themes. 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 sessions will both build on this strength and foster more engaged scholarship.

Haitian Art: Koneksyon, Rezistans, Istwa

Conveners: Cecile Accilien, Carlo Avierl Célius, Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken

Session 1 of 2: Monday, October 5, 2020, 10 am ET – Moderators: Laurent Dubois and Kaiama L. Glover

Session 2 of 2: Monday, October 5, 2020, 2 pm ET – Moderators: Cécile Accilien and Darlène Elizabeth Dubuisson

Working across Disciplines toward Environmental Understanding for Haiti

Conveners: LeGrace Benson, Lois Wilcken

Wednesday, October 7, 2020, 2 pm ET 

The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity

Conveners: Josué Azor, Dasha Chapman, Erin Durban, Mamyrah Prosper

Thursday, October 8, 2020, 10 am ET

Working Sessions > The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity   

The Rights to Live Creatively: Artistic Expression, Visibility, Solidarity   

Dwa pou Viv Kreyativman: Ekspresyon Atistik, Vizibilite, Solidarite

Thursday October 8th 10am EDT Panel

This session is free to the public (click here to register) and all current H.S.A. members (you may become a member here). This event will also be broadcast live in our Facebook page and YouTube  channel. 

In light of right-wing authoritarianism in Haiti today that exposes the clientelist nature of the justice system and increases violence against all who seek to live creatively, this Working Group convenes to hear from Haitian freedom fighters and artists on the ground in a series of webinar discussions and focused virtual gatherings.

The first panel features cultural workers Josué Azor and Jenny Cadet who will share with us the ways in which their works challenge gendered and sexual norms and offer us another vision of and for Haiti. During the gathering that follows the webinar, they will think together with attendees to design an action plan that supports and amplifies their efforts toward creative living in Haiti.

Schedule:

  • Panel: Thursday October 8th 10 am – 11 am EDT Panel
  • Post-panel conversation: 11:15 am – 12 noon EDT

If this theme speaks to your investments and you are interested in joining a conversation with the panelists after the webinar, please fill out this Form and the organizers will be in touch with the meeting information. 


Dwa pou Viv Kreyativman: Ekspresyon Atistik, Vizibilite, Solidarite
Tout manm H.S.A. ka vini nan Atelye a e patisipe ladan. Pou w vin manm ou ka ale la
 Jounen jodi a, kontèks otoritaris ladwat an Ayiti a ekspoze nati kliyantèlis sistèm Lajistis la. E li ogmante vyolans kont tout moun ki ap chache viv kreyativman. Nou konvoke Group Travay sa a pou tande vwa kèk militan ak atis Ayisyen/Ayisyèn ki sou beton an nan yon seri diskisyon ak rasanbleman sou entènèt. 
Premye panèl la gen travayè kiltirèl Josué Azor ak Jenny Cadet ki pral pataje avèk nou fason travay yo defye nòm seksyèl ak rapò ant gason ak fanm epi ofri nou yon lòt vizyon (queer) sou Ayiti, pou Ayiti. Pandan premye rasanbleman ki swiv premye diskisyon an, yo pral panse ansanm ak patisipan yo pou konsevwa yon plan daksyon ki sipòte ak anplifye zefò yo pou tabli yon viv ansanm kreyatif an Ayiti.
  • Panèl: Jedi 8 Oktòb, 10è nan maten (lè Pòtoprens)
  • Brase Lide: 11 è 15 nan maten (lè Pòtoprens)
Si ou enterese nan kesyon sa a epi ou vle patisipe nan plis diskisyon ak panelis yo (apre panèl piblik yo a), tanpri ranpli fòm sa a. Ekip ki òganize panèl la ap kontakte ou avèk plis enfòmasyon.