Haitian Studies Association

Past Conferences

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Ayiti Se Tè Glise: Im/Migration, Movement & In-Betweenness

Thirty-Fifth Annual Conference (2023) – Atlanta, GA

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Leslie Alexander

Mawonaj / Marronage / Maroonage: Haitian Studies as a Space of Refuge, Resistance, and Freedom

Thirty-Fourth Annual Conference (2022) – Washington, DC

Keynote Speakers: Dr. Jemima Pierre

Nou La Pi Rèd Toujou! Embodying a New Praxis

Thirty-Third Annual Conference (2021) – Online

Keynote Speakers: Sabine Lamour, Ilionor Louis, Evelyne Trouillot

Nou La Pi Rèd! Embodying a New Praxis

Thirty-Second Annual Conference (2020) – Online

Keynote Speakers: Edwidge Danticat, Mamyrah Dougé Prosper, Gerald Horne, Regine O. Jackson, Sabine Lamour

Haitian Studies in Changing Climates

Thirty-First Annual Conference (2019) – Gainesville, FL

Keynote Speaker: Edouard Duval-Carrié

Haitian Studies at the Crossroads: Integrating the Humanities, Arts, Religions, Technology, and Sciences

Thirtieth Annual Conference (2018) – Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Keynote Speaker: Edwidge Danticat

Haiti: Paradoxes, Contradictions, Intersections in the Making of a People

Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference (2017) – New Orleans, Louisiana

Keynote Speaker: Gina Ulysse

Haiti’s Eco-systems: Focus on Environmental Realities and Hopes

Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference (2016) – Auberge Villa Cana, Cap Haitien, Haiti

Keynote Speaker: Florence Sergile

Haiti in the Global Environment: Presence, Representations, Performances

Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference (2015) – Université de Montréal in Québec, Canada

Keynote Speaker: Joël Des Rosiers

Migration, Crossing Boundaries, Paths Forward

Twenty-Six Annual Conference (2014) – University of Notre Dame, South

Representations, Revisions, Responsibilities: Toward New Narratives for Haiti in 2013 and Beyond

Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference (2013) – Karibe Hotel, PétionVille, Haiti

Keynote Speaker: Raoul Peck

Haiti Beyond Borders: Challenges and Progress Across the Diaspora

Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference (2012) – York College, City University of New York, New York City

Keynote Speaker: Gary Victor

Haiti at the Intersection of the Caribbean: Tracing the Past, Mapping the Future

Twenty-Third Annual Conference (2011) – The University of the West Indies, Mona Kingston, Jamaica

Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Reginald Dumas

Haiti, History, Healing: Facing the Challenges of Reconstruction

Twenty-Second Annual Conference (2010) – Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Keynote Speaker: Laurent Dubois

New Ecologies: Actualizing Global Contributions and Development in Haiti

Twenty-First Annual Conference (2009) – Indiana University, Bloomington

Keynote Speaker: Glenn Smucker

Re-Union: Manifesting the Collective Power of Haitian Ingenuity

Twentieth Annual Conference (2008)  – Club Indigo, Montrouis, Haiti

Keynote Speaker: Mirlande Manigat

Weaving Transnational Ties: Partnering for Haiti

Nineteenth Annual Conference (2007) – Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

Keynote Speaker: Kesner Pharel

The Haitian Renaissance: Exploring New Paradigms & Building on Strengths to Construct a Nation

Eighteenth Annual Conference (2006) – University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Keynote Speakers: Laënnec Hurbon & Jean William Pape

Haiti “Chérie”: Creating New Pathways for Tomorrow

Seventeenth Annual Conference (2005) – University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts

Keynote Speaker: Lyonel Trouillot

Re-Discovering Haitian History: Archiving Memory to Construct Our Future

Sixteenth Annual Conference (2004) – University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Keynote Speaker: Michèle Pierre-Louis

Investing in the Haitian Human Capital at Home and Abroad

Fifteenth Annual Conference (2003) – Florida International University, Florida

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rose-Marie Toussaint

Communicating: Images and Realities of Haiti

Fourteenth Annual Conference (2002) – Université Quisqueya, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Institution Building: The Road to the Social, Political and Economic Development of Haiti

Thirteenth Annual Conference (2001) – St. Michael’s College, Winooski Park, Colchester, Vermont

Keynote Speaker: Paul Farmer

Changing the Landscape of Education for Haitians in the New Century:

Current Issues, Best Practices, and Promising Initiatives

Twelfth Annual Conference (2000) – Crowne Plaza Hotel, West Palm Beach, Florida

Keynote Speaker: Frantz Antoine Leconte

Bridges Across the Waters: Connecting the Haitian Communities at Home and Abroad

Eleventh Annual Conference (1999) – Sheraton Buckhead Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

Haiti at the Crossroads: Visions, Continuity and Change

Tenth Annual Conference (1998) – Le Plaza Hotel, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Keynote Speaker: Yves Dejean

Haitians in the Pan-African Community: Culture, Identity, Affirmation

Ninth Annual Conference (1997) – Museum of Afro-American History, Detroit, Michigan

Keynote Speaker: Leslie Desmangles

Beyond 1804: Consensus and nation Building for the 21st Century

Eighth Annual Conference (1996) – Xaragua Hotel, Montrouis, Haiti

Keynote Speaker: Sidney Mintz

Haitian Expressions: Word, Image, Action

Seventh Annual Conference (1995) – Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Keynote Speaker: Félix Morisseau-Leroy

Rethinking Haiti: Grassroots, Community Participation and Popular Culture

Sixth Annual Conference (1994) – University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts

Keynote Speaker: Vèvè Clark

Governance: Conflict Resolution in Haitian Institutions

Fifth Annual Conference (1993) – University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts

Keynote Speaker: Jean Métellus

Haiti in the Global Context

Fourth Annual Conference (1992) – Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

Keynote Speakers: Katherine Dunham & Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Two Hundred Years Later: Prospects for the Year 2004

Third Annual Conference (1991) – Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

Keynote Speaker: Edouard Glissant

Second Annual Conference (1990) – Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

Keynote Speaker: Frankétienne

First Annual Conference (1989) – Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts