Haitian Studies Association

Emerging Scholars Fund

HSA established the Student and Emerging Scholars’ fund during the 2006 conference. Since 2008 the HSA board has earmarked $1000 annually to support student research and participation in our annual conference.  Two scholarships ($500 each) may be applied toward travel and accommodation expenses incurred for attending an HSA conference and/or presenting a specific research project concerning Haiti and/or the Haitian diaspora.  The deadline to apply is October 1st, 2017.

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SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ♦ GAGNANTES DE BOURSES

2016

Manuelle Alix-Surprenant: After 10 years of professional experience in the fields of immigration, board diversity, youth policies and communication, Manuelle Alix-Surprenant is now a master’s student in anthropology at the Université de Montréal, Canada. Her research focuses on international adoption in countries of origin, focusing on family structures in Haiti. Manuelle Alix-Surprenant is the cofounder and president of L’Hybridé, a Quebec-based organization for international adoptees. She is currently co-writing La couleur de l’adoption, a book that presents 30 portraits of international adoptees. She is the first adoptee on the consultation board of the Quebec government’s Secrétariat à l’adoption internationale, and she sits on the organizational committee of the next ICAR (International Conference on Adoption Research). Manuelle Alix-Surprenant advocates for adoptees to reclaim their narratives and unite their diverse voices in order to be heard by international adoption decision-making bodies.

Apre plis pase 10 lane eksperyans profesyonèl nan kesyon kominikasyon, divesitè, travay ak jenn ak gesyon jere pwojè, Manuelle Alix-Surprenant jodi a espesyalize l nan kesyon adopsyon entènasyonal. L ap fè yon metriz nan Université de Montréal, Kanada. Sije rechèch li konsantre sou kesyon fanmi byolojik, espesyalman chapant fanmi ann Ayiti. Manuelle Alix-Surprenant se prezidan ak yon manm fondatè yon òganizasyon ki rele l’Hybriditè, yon OBNL (organization à but non-lucratif) pou moun yo adopte nan nivo entènasyonal. Lap ko édité yon liv ki rele La Couleur de l’Adoption, ki prezante 30 potre moun ki adopte k ap viv nan Kebèk. Li se premye moun yo adopte ki chita nan komite sekretarya adopsyon entènasyonal, e li se manm komite k ap oganize rankont entènasyonal nan rechèch sou adopsyon. Manuelle Alix-Surprenant ap milite pou ede moun ki adpote repran vwa yo, konsa yo ka mete tèt yo ansanm pou enfliyanse desizyon ka p pran sou kesyon adopsyon entènasyonal.

Hadassah St. Hubert: Hadassah St. Hubert is currently a Ph.D. Candidate and McKnight Doctoral fellow at the University of Miami. Hadassah earned her B.A (2009) and M.A. (2010) degrees in American History from St. John’s University in New York. Her dissertation focuses on Haiti’s participation in World’s Fairs and Expositions in the twentieth century. Presently, she serves as the Assistant Editor for Haiti: An Island Luminous, a site dedicated entirely to Haitian history and Haitian studies.

Hadassah St. Hubert se yon kandida nan program doktora ak yon McKnight Doctoral fellow nan University of Miami. Hadassah te fè yon lisans (2009) ak metriz (2010) nan istwa ameriken nan St. John’s University in New York. Tèz doktora li chita sou patisipasyon Ayiti nan Fwa ak Ekspozisyon mondyal nan 20e syèk la. Kounye a li se asistan editè pou Haiti: An Island Luminous yon sit entènèt dedye sou istwa dAyiti ak etid Ayisyen.

2015

Kasia Mika: Kasia Mika is currently completing a PhD at the School of English at the University of Leeds (UK) (funded by the University of Leeds Research Scholarship) entitled Narrative and Its Limits: Literary Responses to the 2010 Haiti Earthquake (planned submission October 2015). The project is bilingual in focus (French and English) and interdisciplinary in nature. It points to the ways in which imaginative writing can enrich our understanding of the 2010 Haitian earthquake in the light of narrative theory and in the context of postcolonial disaster studies. Kasia has published articles in Aspeers, Journal of Haitian Studies, and Moving Worlds. She is also the current Web Officer for the Postcolonial Studies Association, Elections Intern for the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (Boston), and a member of Haiti Support Group.

Wideline Seraphin: Wideline Seraphin is a Phd candidate and BuntonWaller Fellow at The Pennsylvania State University studying Language, Culture and Society within the department of Curriculum and Instruction. She holds an MA in African American and African Diaspora Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington. She has worked as an out-of-school literacy instructor and school teacher for the last five years and is interested in studying the schooling experiences, literacy practices, and racial and ethnic development of Haitian youth. Wideline will be presenting, “When the Police Stop Us, They’re Not Gonna Say, ‘There Goes That Haitian Kid’: Understanding the Racial and Ethnic Positioning of 21st Century Haitian Adolescent Youth through the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.

2014

Guertie Dorcil: Étudiante en master 1 en sciences du langage (Linguistique théorique et
descriptive) à la Faculté de Linguistique Appliquée de l’université d’Etat d’Haïti, “Je suis très intéressée aux études haïtiennes en général et créoles en particulier. Ainsi, dans le cadre de ce colloque autour du thème « migration, frontière, traverses, marchons vers l’avenir » je présente, en collaboration avec le professeur Renauld Govain, une communication sur la cohabitation du créole et de l’espagnol à Bombita, Barahona, République dominicaine) titrée « Cohabitation harmonieuse du créole et de l’espagnol à Bombita, en République dominicaine ». C’est d’ailleurs la toile de fond de mon mémoire de licence en linguistique appliquée.”

Vanessa Henry: Student in Social Work and Psychology at Enstiti Travay Sosyal ak Syans Sosyal Ms. Henry is interested in psychology, specifically – pregnancy education for women. She and her team developed a psycho-education program to help educate pregnant women about how to care for themselves and their unborn children during pregnancy.

2013

Marie Lily Cerat: Marie Lily Cerat is a doctoral student in the Urban Education Program at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Cerat currently serves as an Adjunct Lecturer with the Hunter College of CUNY, School of Education. Prior to graduate school, Cerat worked for nearly two decades in the New York public education system, starting her educational career as a Haitian bilingual teacher at PS 189 – the Bilingual Center in Brooklyn. Later, she would join the Haitian Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (HABETAC), a New York State Education Department project, where she spent a combined nine years as a staff developer. One of her key responsibilities at the HABETAC was assisting New York’s school districts and schools in complying and implementing the state’s language policies and designing programmatic services to meet the needs of Haitian Bilingual learners.

In 1992 Cerat co-founded with Ninaj Raoul, Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR), a New York community-based organization, to respond to the human and social needs of Haitian parolees and refugees arriving from the US Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba, after the 1991 coup d’état against former President Jean Bertrand Aristide. The 20 year-old organization remains an important grassroots group in New York, continuing to provide adult literacy in Haitian Creole, English as a Second Language (ESL), immigration services and Worker’s rights training to Haitian immigrants and refugees, while also working on numerous social justice issues and projects impacting Haitians in the diaspora and at home.

Célia Romulus: Célia Romulus est une doctorante de 2eme année du département d’études politiques de Queen’s University (Canada) et se spécialise en Genre et Politique. L’actuel projet de recherche de Célia tente de générer un dialogue entre différents corpus littéraires traitant du genre et de l’état-nation, d’études sur les migrations et de la transmission intergénérationnelle du traumatisme/de narratifs. Cette recherche vise a offrir des clefs de compréhension de la systématisation de la violence étatique gérée, de la manière dont ces formes de violence influent sur les flux migratoires et sur la citoyenneté telle que vécue par différentes générations de migrant-e-s.

Avant d’intégrer Queen`s University, Célia a travaillé pendant 6 ans sur des projets visant a promouvoir l`équité de genre, notamment au sein d`ONU FEMMES, son travail a plus spécifiquement porte sur la lutte contre la violence basée sur le genre et la participation des femmes dans les processus de décision locaux. Célia est également détentrice d’un master en Etudes du Développement et Sciences Politiques de SciencesPo Bordeaux (France) et est actuellement assistante d enseignement a Queen`s University en Politique Comparée