Haitian Studies Association

Emerging Scholars

The Emerging Scholars committee is dedicated to the development and support of new generations of scholars of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. We coordinate mentorship events and advocate for the particular concerns of students and emerging scholars with the association. Each year we organize mentorship events as part of the annual conference, in addition to virtual mentoring and network events. The committee coordinates the Emerging Scholar and the Michel-Rolph Trouillot awards to support emerging scholars participation in the annual conference.

If you would like to volunteer to participate in Emerging Scholar events or to submit a comment or suggestion, please email: emergingscholars@haitianstudies.org.

2022 Activities:

Emerging Scholars Roundtables:

Emerging Scholars Cafè

Emerging Scholars Conference Events at the 34th Annual Conference:



Emerging Scholars Fund

HSA established the Student and Emerging Scholars’ fund during the 2006 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.

2022 Graduate Award Application (Due September 15, 2022)

2022 Undergraduate Award Application (Due September 15, 2022)

Michel Rolph Trouillot Scholarship

The Michel-Rolph Trouillot Fund was started in 2012 to expand participation in HSA among Haiti-based academic and public scholars, artists, and professionals who might not be able to attend the conference without financial assistance.

2022 MRT Award Application (Due September 15, 2022)


Search for scholars with shared interests through the membership directory.

2022 Emerging Scholar Committee: 

    • Irene Brisson, Chair
    • Magalie Civil, Student representative
    • Petrouchka Moise, Communications liaison / Member
    • Dasha Chapman, Member
    • Alex Lenoble, Member
    • Nyya Toussaint, Member
    • Cécile Accilien, Senior advisory member