Haitian Studies Association

Haitian Studies Association Membership (2020)

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Cécile Accilien 2017 Associate professor Univeristy of Kansas Literature/Culture; language; Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies Cécile Accilien is Interim chair and Associate Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies and Affiliate faculty in the “Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department” ; she is also the associate director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) as well as the director of the Institute of Haitian Studies (IHS) at the University of Kansas. Her area of studies are Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures and Film & Media Studies; Her primary research areas are Caribbean Popular Cultures, Film and Media Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. She is the author of Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures (Lexington Books, 2008). She has also co-edited and contributed to two collections of essays, Revolutionary Freedoms: A History of Survival, Strength and Imagination in Haiti (Caribbean Studies Press, 2006) and Just Below South: Intercultural Performance in the Caribbean and the U.S. South (University of Virginia Press, 2007); she co-wrote English-Haitian Creole Phrasebook (McGraw Hill, 2010) and Francophone Cultures Through Film (Focus Publishing, 2013). She has published articles in the Journal of Haitian Studies, Women, Gender and Families of Color, Revue française, Southern Quarterly and Diaspora in Caribbean Art. She is currently working on a co-edited volume Teaching Haiti from Transdisciplinary Studies and a monograph temporarily titled Haitian Hollywood: Representing Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora in Popular Cinema. In 2019, she became the chair of the Editorial Board of the journal Women, Gender and Families of Color. Read More » »
Cécile Accilien 2020 Professor and Chair Kennesaw State University caccilie@kennesaw.edu Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Identity; Languages; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Read More »»
Simone A. James Alexander 2020 Professor Seton Hall University alexansi@shu.edu www.shu.edu/profiles/simonealexander.cfm Black studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Identity; Immigration; Literature; Queer theory; Sexualities; Women’s and Gender Studies Simone A. James Alexander is Professor of English, Africana Studies and Women and Gender Studies, affiliate member of the Russian and East European Studies Program and Latin America and Latino/Latina Studies at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. She served as Chair of the Department of Africana Studies in 2007-2010 and Director of the Africana Studies program in 2014-2019. Alexander is the author of the award-winning book, African Diasporic Women’s Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival and Citizenship (University Press of Florida, 2014; reprinted in May 2016), which also received Honorable Mention by the African Literature Association Book of the Year Scholarship Award. She is the recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award for African Diasporic Women’s Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival and Citizenship. Alexander is also the author of Mother Imagery in the Novels of Afro-Caribbean Women (University of Missouri Press, 2001) and coeditor of Feminist and Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Mothering (Africa World Press, 2013). Her articles appeared in African American Review, MLA Approaches to Teaching Gaines’s The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Other Work, Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women’s and Gender Studies, African Literature Today, Anglistica:An Interdisciplinary Journal, New Mango Season: A Journal of Caribbean Women’s Writing, Revista Review InterAmericana, African Literature Association Bulletin, and edited collections. Her current book projects include Black Freedom in (Communist) Russia: Great Expectations, Utopian Visions and Bodies of (In)Difference: Gender, Sexuality, and Nationhood. Read More »»
Alessandra Benedicty 2020 Senior Researcher Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen alessandra.benedicty@wereldculturen.nl Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Decolonization; Medicine/public health; Music; Queer theory; Performance studies; Political Science; Religion Read More »»
LeGrace Benson 2020 Independent scholar Journal of Haitian Studies legrace.benson@gmail.com Environment; Performance studies; Religion; Perceptual psychology LeGrace Benson holds an interdisciplinary PHD from Cornell University (1974; was an Associate Professor of History of Art at Cornell University, subsequently at Wells College, where she also became Associate Dean for Special Programs for Women. She was named Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Albany Center of Empire State College-SUNY, subsequently Coordinator of Communications and Humanities in the ESC Distance Learning Center. In 1991 she took early retirement in order to devote full time to Haitian Studies Creating the Arts of Haiti Research Project with an extensive library of relevant publications open to other scholars. She served several terms on the HSA Board and has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Haitian Studies since the journal began. In 2016 she served as President of HSA. She is also a member of KOSANBA, served on the Board and as President in 2017. She is the author of _Arts and Religions of Haiti_ 2017 and co-author of _Citadelle Henry; The Passion for Liberty_, 2020 as well as numerous articles and chapters. Read More »»
GWEN BERGNER 2020 Associate Professor West Virginia University gbergner@wvu.edu english.wvu.edu/faculty-and-staff/faculty-directory/gwen-bergner Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Development; Diaspora studies; History; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Immigration; International Relations; Literature; Medicine/public health; Performance studie My research and teaching focus on the intersections of race and gender in American and transnational contexts. I teach courses in African American, Women’s, Caribbean, Multiethnic, and Postcolonial literatures and cultural studies; film studies; and critical race theory. I’ve led three groups of students on global service-learning courses to Jamaica and Trinidad and have presented research on how to make such courses more accessible for underrepresented students. My family has a long association with Hopital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti. I aim to help students discover how they can contribute to their communities and national conversations on race, gender, sex, human rights, and social justice. Read More »»
Jana Braziel 2020 Western College Endowed Professor, Global & Intercultural Studies Global & Intercultural Studies (34 MacMillan Hall) brazieje@miamioh.edu www.miamioh.edu/cas/academics/departments/gic/about/faculty/braziel-j/index.html Cultural Studies; Economics; History; Human rights; Immigration; International Relations; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Jana Evans Braziel is Western Endowed Professor in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies at Miami University (Ohio). Braziel is author of five monographs: “Riding with Death”: Vodou Art and Urban Ecology in the Streets of Port-au-Prince (2017); Duvalier’s Ghosts: Race, Diaspora, and U.S. Imperialism in Haitian Literatures (2010); Caribbean Genesis: Jamaica Kincaid and the Writing of New Worlds (2009); Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora (2008); and Diaspora: An Introduction (2008). Read More »»
Melvin Butler 2020 associate professor University of Miami mlb267@miami.edu Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; History; Identity; Immigration; Music; Performance studies; Women’s and Gender Studies Melvin L. Butler is an associate professor in the Department of Musicology at the University of Miami. His research examines music-making throughout the African diaspora, with an emphasis on the intersections of musical style, religious experience, and cultural identity. He is the author of Island Gospel: Pentecostal Music and Identity in Jamaica and the United States (University of Illinois Press). His second book, Heated Worship: Music, Christianity and the Cultural Politics of Transcendence in Haiti, is under contract with Oxford University Press. In addition to his scholarly work, he tours and records as a jazz saxophonist. Read More »»
Rébecca CADEAU 2020 Doctorante Pléiade/Université Sorbonne Paris Nord/LabeEx DynamiTe rebeccalecadeau@gmail.com pleiade.univ-paris13.fr/membres/doctorants/ Diaspora studies; Immigration Je suis doctorante contractuelle, chargée d’enseignement à l’Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (anciennement Université Paris 13), rattachée au laboratoire Pléiade et membre du Groupe de Travail « Mobilités et spatialités » du LabEx DynamiTe. Mes travaux de recherche portent actuellement sur les migrations internationales, en particulier celles des populations haïtiennes vivant dans les régions montréalaise et parisienne. Dans une perspective d’analyse comparative de la territorialisation de cet espace de l'entre-deux, je m’intéresse aux formes de liens et aux modes d’ancrage des Haïtien.ne.s dans les pays d’installation (en Amérique du Nord comme en Europe de l’Ouest) en regard au pays d’origine (dans la Caraïbe) afin de mettre en évidence les dispositifs, les moyens et les stratégies à l’origine de leur présence « ici », « là-bàs » et « ailleurs » en même temps. Read More »»
GINETTA CANDELARIO 2020 PROFESSOR Smith College hudicourtbarnes.josiane@gmail.com www.smith.edu/academics/faculty/ginetta-candelario Black studies; Cultural Studies; Diaspora studies; History; Identity; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies In addition to being a professor of sociology, Ginetta Candelario is a faculty affiliate of the Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program, the Study of Women and Gender Program, the Community Engagement and Social Change Concentration, and she also served on the advisory group for the Gloria Steinem & Wilma Mankiller School for Organizers at Smith College. She is also the current editor of Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism. She has directed the LALS Program several times, most recently from 2011 to 2014, and is the founding vice president of the National Latin@ Studies Association (LSA). She is a founding executive committee member of the New England Consortium for Latina/o Studies (NECLS), she was appointed by the American Sociological Association to its Committee on Professional Ethics for 2017–19, and she has served as the Gender Section co-chair, the Latina/o Studies Program track chair, and the Latino Studies Section co-chair for the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Candelario's research interests include Dominican history and society, with a focus on national identity formation and women’s history; Blackness in the Americas; Latin American, Caribbean and Latina feminisms; Latina/o communities (particularly Cuban, Dominican and Puerto Rican); U.S. beauty culture; and museum studies. She has been a Fulbright Scholar in the Dominican Republic twice, in 2003 and 2016. Her current research is on Dominican feminist thought and activism, 1880–1961, which she is developing into a book-length study, tentatively titled "Voices Echoing Beyond the Seas: Dominican Feminisms, from Trans-atlantic to Transnational (1882–1942). Read More »»
Carolina A. Cardona 2020 Foundation Representative Inter-American Foundation makandal@earthlink.net www.iaf.gov/people/carolina-cardona/ Development Name: Carolina A. Cardona Position: Foundation Representative-Haiti & DR Institution: Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Interests: Environment, human rights, health Since 2014, Carolina A. Cardona has been strengthening Haitian civil society by providing grassroots groups with small grants. Prior to joining the IAF, Carolina served as the Peace Corps Country Director in Togo from 2009–2013. Her development career began in 1985 in Honduras, where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer. Read More »»
Henry (Chip) Carey 2020 professor Georgia State University hcarey@gsu.edu politicalscience.gsu.edu/profile/henry-carey-2/ Diaspora studies; International Relations; Political Science Henry (Chip) Carey has been a professor of political science at Georgia State University in Atlanta since 1998. He had published numerous journal articles and a dozen books on peacebuilding, democratization and Haitian studies, and advocates for Haitian rights. Among his Haiti-related publications include forthcoming books co-edited with Robert Fatton on Haiti's Structural Challenges; and co-edited with Karen Richman on Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the International Community. He is also the guest editor of a forthcoming special Issue on Haiti and the International Community in the Journal of International Organization Studies. Among his publications include: “Haiti: Sending in the Peacekeepers Redux,” LASA Forum, Vol. XXXV, no.1 (Spring 2004).pp.6-8; “The Future of Haiti after the Elections," Latin American Advisor (Washington: Inter-American Dialogue, February 9, 2006), pp.1,4; "US Domestic Politics and the Emerging Humanitarian Intervention Policy: Haiti, Bosnia and Kosovo," World Affairs, Vol. 164, no.2, (Fall 2001), pp.72-82; “US Policy in Haiti: The Failure to Help Despite the Rhetoric to Please,” Journal of Haitian Studies, Vol.8, no.2 (Autumn 2002), pp.86-111; “The Third US Intervention and Haiti’s Paramilitary Predicament,” Journal of Haitian Studies, Vol.11, no.1 (Spring 2005), p.88-111; “Militarization without Civil War: the Security Dilemma and Regime Consolidation in Haiti, Civil Wars, Vo.7, no.4 (Winter 2005), pp.330-356; and “The Slow Rise of Social Movement Organizations for Memorialization in Haiti: Lutte Contre Impunité, Devoire de Memoire-Haiti and Digitizing the Record on Atrocities,” in Eve Monique Zucker and David Simon (eds.), Mass Violence and Memory in the Digital Age, (Palgrave Macmillan 2020), pp. 175-196. Read More »»
Alexandra Cenatus 2020 Professor UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere acenatus@ufl.edu humanities.ufl.edu/staff/alexandra-cenatus/ Anthropology; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Identity; Immigration; Religion; Women’s and Gender Studies Alexandra holds an M.A in Latin American Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. Cenatus’ research interests center on how gender, religion, race, and class interact, with a focus on Haiti. In 2015, she received funding from the UF-Duke National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to explore the social role of priestesses in Haitian Vodou. Her M.A. thesis builds on this research and analyzes the ways in which Haiti’s social changes affect the economic livelihood of Haitian Vodou priestesses. Cenatus is currently working on creating an online exhibit that will showcase the experiences of Haitian immigrants in the United States: The Haitian American Dream, a project from the Intersections on Global Blackness and Latinx Identity group. Read More »»
Nathalie Cerin 2020 Artist Woy Magazine cerin.nathalie@gmail.com Anthropology; Architecture; Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Development; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Economics; Education; Environment; History; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Immigrati Nathalie ‘Talie’ Cerin is a musician, educator and digital content creator. Her music, accompanied by her trusty guitar, is a blend of the two cities and cultures that shaped her: Philadelphia and Port-au-Prince. Her debut studio project, Solèy Midi is available on all major platforms at http://album.link/SoleyMidi. Nathalie is also chief editor for Woy Magazine, an online platform that seeks to be a meeting place for Haitians in Haiti and abroad. Woy’s content is available in Kreyòl and English, and explores history, politics, and arts through its blog, weekly newsletter, and podcast. Check is on social media @WoyMagazine and www.WoyMagazine.com Nathalie holds a master’s degree in multicultural education, and currently works in social services for Philadelphians experiencing scarcity. She is passionate about Haiti and social justice, and using the arts to educate and raise awareness on these two topics. Read More »»
M Stephanie Chancy 2020 Ph.D. Candidate Florida International University chancyms01@gmail.com Arts, Visual; Cultural Studies; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Education; History; Identity; Women’s and Gender Studies M. Stephanie Chancy is the Green Family Foundation/Digital Library of the Caribbean Fellow, and a Ph.D. candidate in History at Florida International University. Stephanie's research focuses on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European-Atlantic material culture, especially the mutual cultural and artistic exchanges between the Americas and Europe. She has a Bachelor of Science in Communications, with a double major in European History, and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, with an emphasis in History both from the University of Miami. Stephanie has had appointments as a lecturer in Art History at FIU and UM and has curated two Haitian art exhibitions at FIU's Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum. Prior to her academic career she worked in arts administration. Read More »»
Dasha Chapman 2020 Visiting Assistant Professor Davidson College dachapman@davidson.edu Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Education; Environment; History; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Immigration; Literature; Medicine/public health Dasha Chapman (Ph.D. Performance Studies, NYU) is an interdisciplinary dancer-scholar whose research, teaching, and performance work in critical dance studies moves through a nexus of African diaspora theory, performance studies, ethnography, queer/gender studies, and Caribbean thought. Chapman's first book centers on the labor of five contemporary Haitian dance artists who build communities through dance in both Haiti and in the diasporas of New York City and Boston. The project traces how the teaching and choreographic practices of these artists foster alternative political imaginations, examining the ways in which dance, as fostered by these Haitian artists, makes and remakes “Haiti.” As a dance-maker, Chapman works in site-specific collaboration to excavate, activate, and reimagine suppressed histories. She has facilitated collaborative performance projects in Port-au-Prince and Jeremie, Haiti (with Yonel Charles, Jean-Sebastien Duvilaire, and Ann Mazzocca), as an artist in residence at the Power Plant Gallery in Durham, NC (with Aya Shabu), and in residence at Tulane University’s A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans, LA (with Tè Glise Collective). Currently, Chapman is Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Davidson College. Prior to this position Chapman taught Critical Dance Studies and Africana Studies at Hampshire College|Five College Dance, and was a Postdoctoral Associate in African and African American Studies at Duke University. Her writing appears in The Black Scholar, Journal of Haitian Studies, Dance Chronicle, Theatre Journal, and Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory in a special issue she co-edited on Queer Haitian Performance and Affiliation. Read More »»
carolle charles 2020 professor Baruch College CUNY carolle.charles@baruch.cuny.edu Cultural Studies; Development; Diaspora studies; Economics; History; Identity; Immigration; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies Read More »»
Frédéric Gérald Chéry 2020 professor Université d'État d'Haïti andrew@andrewjyoung.ca Economics Professeur à l’université, je travaille sur les questions monétaires, l’économie du savoir, les prévisions macroéconomiques, les politiques de population, les finances publiques et les sociétés post-esclavagistes. Ma thèse de doctorat s’intitule : Ajustement économique, monnaie et institutions dans l’économie haïtienne (2001). J’ai publié plusieurs ouvrages sur l’économie haïtienne dont : Société, économie et politique en Haïti : La crise permanente (2005), L’économie et ses fondements cognitifs en Haïti (2008), Le financement de la décentralisation et du développement local (2009), L’action l’État et l’économie en Haïti (2010), La structuration de l’économie et la réforme de l’État en Haïti (2012). Ces travaux montrent qu’Haïti peut passer d’une économie reposant sur la rente agricole à une nouvelle économie fondée sur la connaissance et offrant des opportunités à tous ses individus. Read More »»
Jean F Claude 2020 Professor City University of New York, CUNY chnmd@cox.net Cultural Studies; Development; Education Jean F. Claude is a professor of Hospitality Management at New York City College of Technology, CUNY having become part of the education team in 2001. He is a Certified Hospitality Educator and a Certified Culinary Educator and has a Master of International Business Management degree from Webster University. Professor Claude is an accomplished hospitality and tourism professional having held responsible positions with Ogden Aviation Services, Russian Tea Room, Marriott International, and Walt Disney World. In 2010, he was inducted to the Academie Culinaire de France. He is currently the vice-president of the Société Culinaire Philanthropique and an active member of the American Culinary Federation. In 2018, Professor Claude received the Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community and a Citation by the New State Assembly for his leadership and devotion to the students of the City University of New York, the State of New York and his service to the Haiti Community. Read More »»
Nadege Clitandre-Madhere 2020 Professor University of California, Santa Barbara cerin.nathalie@gmail.com www.global.ucsb.edu/people/nad%C3%A8ge-t-clitandre Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Immigration; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Nadège T. Clitandre is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies. Clitandre received her B.A. in English Literature from Hampton University, a M.A. in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Global Studies in 2011, Clitandre was the recipient of the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of English and the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB. She holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Black Studies and Comparative Literature. Clitandre works on theoretical framework s of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean Women’s literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti post-earthquake. Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and building community through the development of libraries in Haiti. Clitandre's first monograph, Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary (2018) is published by the University of Virginia Press. Read More »»
Lewis Clormeus 2020 Professor Université d'État d'Haïti lclormeus@yahoo.fr cesor.ehess.fr/2017/06/lewis-ampidu-clormeus/ History; Religion; Sociology Docteur en sociologie du Centre d’Études interdisciplinaires des faits religieux (CEIFR) de l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Lewis Ampidu CLORMÉUS a effectué ses recherches postdoctorales au Laboratoire d’Excellence Constitution de la Modernité (LabEx COMOD) de l’Université de Lyon. Il enseigne actuellement la socio-anthropologie des religions à l’Université d’État d’Haïti. Il s’intéresse particulièrement aux discours des intellectuels et des religieux catholiques à l’égard du vodou haïtien aux XIXe-XXe siècles ainsi qu’aux rapports entre l’État et les religions en Haïti (1804-1957). Auteur de nombreux articles scientifiques, il a déjà publié deux livres sur les constructions savantes du XIXe siècle concernant le vodou haïtien : Le vodou haïtien. Entre mythes et constructions savantes (Riveneuve Éditions, Paris, 2015) et Duverneau Trouillot et le vodou. Réflexions d’un intellectuel haïtien du XIXe siècle (Éditions du CIDHICA, Québec, 2016). Au CéSor, ses travaux vont porter sur l’évolution du protestantisme évangélique et des nouveaux mouvements religieux en Haïti. Read More »»
Marc Cohen 2020 Senior Researcher Oxfam America marc.cohen@oxfam.org Development; Environment; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; International Relations; Political Science Marc J. Cohen is Senior Researcher at Oxfam America, currently working on aid effectiveness and food security. Previously, he focused on humanitarian policy and climate change, as well as evaluations of humanitarian advocacy. His academic training is in political science and development studies. Before coming to Oxfam, Marc was a Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) 1998-2008, and his long term research focus is global food security. Marc has carried out field research in Haiti since 2007, and has also worked in Ethiopia, Rwanda, Taiwan, Thailand, Uganda, and the USA. From 2004 to 2016 he was an adjunct faculty member at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He has also taught at American and George Washington Universities, as well as at the Universities of Florence and Oslo. Read More »»
Robyn Cope 2020 Assistant Professor of French Binghamton University rcope@binghamton.edu binghamton.academia.edu/RobynCope Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Environment; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Robyn Cope is Assistant Professor of French at Binghamton University. Her primary research interests include Caribbean women's writing and literary food studies. Cope has published and presented a number of times on Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat's fiction. Her current monograph project, tentatively titled The Pen and the Pan: Food, Fiction, and Homegrown Caribbean Feminism(s), is a comparative study of culinary fiction by Caribbean women writers from the Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean. Braiding literature, history, and gender studies, The Pen and the Pan argues that over the past quarter century, Caribbean women writers, including Danticat, have used food and fiction to make visible the invisible histories of Caribbean women’s everyday experiences with oppression and resistance and to advocate for coalitional Caribbean feminism(s). Read More »»
Stephanie Curci 2020 Instructor Phillips Academy Andover hcarey@gsu.edu Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Digital humanities; Education; History; Literature Read More »»
Kyrah Malika Daniels 2020 Assistant Professor Boston College www.bc.edu/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/art/people/faculty-directory/kyrah-malika-daniels.html Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Environment; Medicine/public health; Religion; Women’s and Gender Studies Dr. Kyrah Malika Daniels is Assistant Professor of Art History and African & African Diaspora Studies, with a courtesy appointment in Theology at Boston College. Her research interests include Africana religions, sacred arts and material culture, race, religion and visual culture, and ritual healing traditions in the Black Atlantic world. Her first book (Art of the Healing Gods, in progress) is a comparative religion project that examines sacred art objects used in healing ceremonies to treat spiritual illnesses and mental health conditions in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Daniels was awarded a Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art for 2019-2020. Between 2009-2010, Daniels served as Junior Curator at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Following the earthquake of 2010, she worked in St. Raphael, Haiti, with Lakou Soley Academic and Cultural Arts Center, a grassroots organization that develops arts-based pedagogy. Her work has been published in the Journal of Africana Religions, the Journal of Haitian Studies, and the Journal for the American Academy of Religion. Daniels currently serves as Co-Vice President for KOSANBA, the Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou, and as a Leadership Council Member for the African and Diasporic Religious Studies Association (ADRSA). She completed her B.A. in Africana Studies at Stanford University, and received her M.A. in Religion and her Ph.D. in African & African American Studies at Harvard University. Read More »»
Marlene Daut 2020 Professor University of Virginia mdaut@virginia.edu uva.theopenscholar.com/marlene-daut/About%20Me Black studies; Cultural Studies; Diaspora studies; History; Languages; Literature Read More »»
Guillermina De Ferrari 2020 Professor Spanish & Portugu; Art History gdeferrari@wisc.edu spanport.wisc.edu/staff/de-ferrari-guillermina/ Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Cultural Studies; Literature Guillermina De Ferrari (PhD Columbia University 2001) is Halls-Bascom Professor of Caribbean Literatures and Visual Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow, and a Senior Fellow with the Institute of Research in the Humanities (2018-2020, 2021-2023). She is the author of Vulnerable States: Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction (Virginia 2007), and Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba (Routledge 2014). She has published extensively on Cuban and Caribbean literature, visual culture, photography, and world literature. She directed the Center for Visual Cultures (2014-2018), and curated the exhibition Apertura: Photography in Cuba Today (Chazen Museum of Art 2015). She is co-editor with Ursula Heise (UCLA) of the Routledge Series Literature and Contemporary Thought. Read More »»
Ati Carl-Henri Desmornes 2020 Ati Vodou Ayisyen Konfederasyon Nasyonal Vodou Ayisyen ati.c.h.desmornes@knva.org Cultural Studies; Environment; Natural sciences; Vodou Ayisyen Ati Carl-Henri Desmornes est le Suprême Serviteur du Vodou Ayisyen. Il personnalise l’unité, la singularité et la pérennité du Secteur Vodou dont il constitue en lui-même le modèle et l’exemple. Il représente ce secteur devant l’État Haïtien, devant toutes les autres entités ou organisations qui font partie de notre Société et également devant la Communauté Internationale. Read More »»
Rebecca Dirksen 2020 Associate Professor Indiana University rdirksen@indiana.edu folklore.indiana.edu/about/faculty/dirksen-rebecca.html Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Development; Environment; History; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Music; Performance studies; Religion; Women’s and Gender Studies Dr. Rebecca Dirksen is an ethnomusicologist whose whose scholarship reaches across the spectrum of musical genres in Haiti and its diaspora. Her research foci include cultural approaches to crisis, disaster, and development; sacred ecology, traditional ecological knowledge, and ecomusicology; and the performance of politics, resistance and revolution, and social justice. Her approach entails a deep commitment to applied, activist, and engaged scholarship. Dirksen is a tenured professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington, a founding member of the Diverse Environmentalisms Research Team (DERT), and co-PI on a Mellon Foundation Humanities Without Walls Grand Research Challenge titled “Field to Media: Applied Musicology for a Changing Climate.” Dr. Dirksen is the author of numerous journal articles and the book After the Dance, the Drums Are Heavy: Carnival, Politics, and Musical Engagement in Haiti (Oxford University Press, 2020). Read More »»
Rachel Douglas 2020 Lecturer University of Glasgow rdirksen@indiana.edu www.gla.ac.uk/schools/mlc/staff/racheldouglas/ Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Development; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Education; History; Human rights; Identity; Languages; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Dr Rachel Douglas is Lecturer in French and Comparative Literature at the University of Glasgow. Her book The Making of The Black Jacobins: The Drama of C.L.R. James’s History came out with Duke University Press in September 2019. She is also the author of Frankétienne and Rewriting: A Work in Progress (Lexington Books, 2009), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. She works on Caribbean literature, especially drama, history, and film with a focus on Haiti. Current Prince Claus- and GCRF-funded projects involve working with endangered archives at the Musée du Panthéon National Haïtien and the Archives Nationales d’Haïti. Read More »»
Lauren Eldridge Stewart 2020 Assistant Professor of Music Washington University in St. Louis jdlafontant@gmail.com music.wustl.edu/people/lauren-eldridge-stewart Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Humanitarian aid; Music; Performance studies; Women’s and Gender Studies Lauren Eldridge Stewart’s research interests include the cultural uses of classical music, folklore, and material culture across the African diaspora. She is currently writing a book, tentatively titled “Recital: Classical Music and Narrative Power in Haiti,” about the influence of global aid on the contemporary practice of classical music throughout that country. In the hands and voices of Haitians, classical music becomes a critical narrative force that shapes and describes local and global social worlds. Additional work traces the practice of sampling across genres with roots in the African American experience, including hip hop and gospel music. She has published in the journals Women and Music, Music and Politics, and the Journal of Haitian Studies. Read More »»
Yvonne Fabella 2020 Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies University of Pennsylvania fabella@sas.upenn.edu www.history.upenn.edu/index.php/people/staff/yvonne-fabella Black studies; Cultural Studies; History; Women’s and Gender Studies Yvonne Fabella is a cultural historian of the early modern French Atlantic world. Her current book project, The Character of the Creoles: Race and Privilege in Old Regime Saint Domingue, traces the legal and cultural construction of racial categories in the century before the Haitian Revolution. Read More »»
Georges Fauriol 2020 Adjunct Faculty Georgetown University sail2749@gmail.com Development; Human rights; Political Science Georges A. Fauriol has been teaching in Georgetown University’s Democracy and Governance Graduate Program since 2015. He is also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He writes regularly on Haiti and Caribbean policy topics. Fauriol retired in January 2020 from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) where he was vice president for grants operations and evaluation. He joined NED in 2010 from one of its core implementing institutes, the International Republican Institute (IRI). Prior to 2001, Fauriol held a number of positions at CSIS, notably after 1992 as director and senior fellow of the Americas Program. Earlier, Fauriol worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He has extensive international and cross-regional field experience, including election observation missions in Eurasia, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean Basin region. Fauriol is the author or coauthor of several books and more than 75 publications, has testified before congressional committees, and appeared in media interviews. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. Read More »»
Scott Freeman 2020 Professor American University carolle.charles@baruch.cuny.edu Anthropology Read More »»
LUCIEN Georges Eddy 2020 profesor Universite d'Etat d;Haiti lucge2000@yahoo.fr Diaspora studies Read More »»
Gary Gervais 2020 adjunct University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Development; Economics; Environment; Natural sciences Gary William Gervais (PhD in Biology, University of Puerto Rico, 2000), until recently, was working as a visiting scientist and teacher at the Université Quisqueya in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to that he worked for 8 years as associate scientist and instructor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. He has had extensive professional experience in industry, government and academia. After completing his Bachelor's degree, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa, which gave him a taste for international development work, which he has never lost. Upon completing his Master's Degree in Food Engineering, he worked as a research associate in process development at Schering Plough in New Jersey. He moved to Puerto Rico in the year 1990 to work at Tropico, a government agency created to promote high-tech startups in biotechnology, renewable energy and sustainable agriculture. He subsequently returned to academia to complete a PhD in Biology, carrying out dissertation research on mechanisms of drug resistance in malaria parasites. He then taught microbiology for several years before returning to economic development work for the government in the Office of Science and Technology of the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Corporation (PRIDCO). His research focus since 2005 has been the development and commercialization of biogas production. Read More »»
Diana Golden 2020 Independent musician/scholar Arts, Performing; History; Music New York City-based cellist Diana Golden is a multidimensional artist who performs with chamber ensembles, symphony orchestras, and musical theater and opera companies. She is a member of the Golden Williams Duo with violist Gregory Williams and the Red Door Chamber Players, and founded the Boston-based Firebrand Concert Series. In 2011, Golden worked for Open Access to Music Education for Children, a music center for Boston’s Haitian community run by Youth and Family Enrichment Services. While working with cello students who had left Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, Golden found that learning music, including traditional Haitian folk songs, helped them to adjust to their life changes and deal with trauma they had experienced. This experience inspired her nearly decade-long interest in Haitian art music and the release of her latest album Tanbou Kache (New Focus 2020). Golden holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Cello Performance from Rutgers University, where she completed her doctoral research on Haitian art music. She also holds a Master of Arts in Cello Performance with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in London, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Learn more at www.goldencello.com. Read More »»
Peter Haffner 2020 Assistant Professor Centre College ckivland@gmail.com www.centre.edu/directory/name/peter-haffner/ Anthropology; Arts, Visual; Cultural Studies Dr. Peter L. Haffner is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he teaches on the arts of Africa and the Black Atlantic. Before joining Centre’s faculty in 2019, he was a Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Museum of African Art. His interdisciplinary arts-based research centers on “Haitian Art” as a category constructed through complex global cultural dynamics that have informed the transnational production, exhibition, and circulation of the work of Haitian artists. He has worked extensively with artists, collectors, and curators in Haiti and the U.S., and is currently serving on the advisory board for “Haitian Art at a Digital Crossroads,” an NEH-supported digital humanities project aimed at increasing access and knowledge to the work of Haitian artists residing in international collections. He earned his Ph.D. in Culture and Performance in 2017 from UCLA’s Department of World Arts & Cultures/Dance. He also holds a BA in Art History from Bard College, and a background in arts administration working for private art galleries in Chelsea. Read More »»
Nancy Herard-Marshall 2020 dance/movement psychotherapist, Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute Gaya Healing Arts Center claudine@ucsb.edu Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Education; Identity; Mental health Nancy Herard-Marshall is a Haitian-American dance/movement therapist and authentic movement practitioner living in New York City. She is the owner and psychotherapist at Gaya Healing Arts Center, a private practice in Harlem, NYC. Nancy earned her B.A. degree in Multicultural Dance and Theatre in Education at Empire State College in New York, NY and her M.S. degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. As a dance/movement therapist she has clinical experience working with diverse populations such as inpatient acute psychiatric care, outpatient co-occurring addiction and mental health conditions, HIV/AIDS and chronic illness, special needs populations, and behavioral disorders. She has worked with individuals suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, autism, ADHD, depression, sexual abuse, dementia and Alzheimer’s. Ms. Herard-Marshall has over 30 years experience in the arts giving her a complete and rounded background in the arts and mental health. Nancy specializes in addressing race-based trauma and its compounded affects on the lives of her clients. She is currently a board member, ethics committee member and arts project member at the Faculté de Travail Social et de Justice Sociale/College of Social Work and Social Justice (FTSJS)located in Bon Repos, Haiti. At Pratt Institute, she is a curriculum consultant for the Creative Arts Therapy Department assisting in dismantling and decolonizing the program by de-centering western psychology and introducing African-American and African-based psychologies. Nancy is also an active member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and The Association for Black Psychologists (ABPsi). Read More »»
Josiane Hudicourt-Barnes 2020 Independent Scholar hudicourtbarnes.josiane@gmail.com Education; Linguistics; Psychology/ Social psychology Josiane Hudicourt-Barnes has been a teacher, teacher trainer, administrator, and researcher in the field of Haitian Kreyòl, bilingual education, and language and cognitive development. She studied psychology at the InterAmerican University of Puerto Rico in San German, Creole Linguistics at Indiana University in Bloomington, and Language Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Cambridge. She is one of the founding members of the Haitian Studies Association. Her research is about the type of thinking and language skills students from diverse cultural backgrounds bring to learning situations. Her scholarly publications center on connecting classrooms work to funds of knowledge students bring from their home and culture. Her work with the Chèche Konnen Center at TERC has been published in the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and several edited volumes on science discourse and assessment. In Haiti she has been a consultant on education at Fokal and the Open Society Foundation, and an advisor to Prime Minister Michele D. Pierre-Louis and to the USAID education office. She is currently and independent consultant and researcher. Read More »»
Veroneque Ignace 2020 Kriyol Dance! Collective regine.jc@bc.edu Arts, Performing; Medicine/public health Véronëque Ignace is a cultural activist, public health researcher and consultant, community-based organizer, and curating performing artist. Ignace is using ethnographic tools, performance work, research, and public health understanding of program planning and evaluation to facilitate growth, racial equity policies, an orientation toward socio-political community development at non-profits, grassroots groups, large arts institutions. Read More »»
Regine O Jackson 2020 Associate Professor of Sociology and Africana Agnes Scott College rjackson@agnesscott.edu Black studies; Diaspora studies; Identity; Immigration Read More »»
Erica Moiah James 2020 Assistant Professor University of Miami emj58@miami.edu Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Digital humanities; Environment; History; Literature; Queer theory; Women’s and Gender Studies Erica Moiah James is an Art Historian, Curator and Assistant Professor at The University of Miami. Her research and writing centers on indigenous, modern and contemporary art of the Caribbean and the African Diaspora. Select publications include Charles White’s J’Accuse! and the Limits of Universal Blackness (AAAJ, 2016); Every N***r is a Star: Re-imaging Blackness from Post Civil Rights America to the Post-Independence Caribbean (Black Camera, 2016), Decolonizing Time: Nineteenth Century Haitian Portraiture and the Critique of Anachronism in Caribbean Art (NKA, 2019) and numerous curatorial essays including “The Black Sublime: Rene Pena’s Archangel, 2018” (SX 2019), Ricardo Brey’s “Adrift”(MER, B&L, 2019) and “Theriantropic Beasts: The Mystic Revelation of Tomás Esson” (ICA 2020), “Edouard Duval Carrié: Historical Retelling and the Postmodern Baroque” (Bass Museum 2020) and “Didier William: The Rule of Perfect Certainty” (2020). Her forthcoming book is entitled After Caliban: Caribbean Art in the Global Imaginary. Before arriving in Miami, she was the founding director and chief curator of the National Gallery of The Bahamas (2003-2011) and an Assistant Professor at Yale University. She is a 2019-2022 Research Associate at the Visual Identities in Art and Design Research Center, University of Johannesburg, S.A. Read More »»
Regine Jean-Charles 2020 Associate Professor Boston College regine.jc@bc.edu www.bc.edu/content/bc-web/schools/mcas/departments/romance-languages/people/faculty-directory/regine-michelle-jean-charles.html Languages; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Régine Michelle Jean-Charles is a Black feminist literary scholar and cultural critic specializing in Francophone Studies. An associate professor at Boston College, her scholarship and teaching on world literatures in French includes Black France, sub-Saharan Africa, Haiti, and the Haitian diaspora. She holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an AM and PhD from Harvard University. She has received fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Mays Foundation, and the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. She is the author of Conflict Bodies: The Politics of Rape Representation in the Francophone Imaginary (2014) as well as numerous essays that have appeared in edited volumes and journals such as American Quarterly, French Forum, the Journal of Haitian Studies, Research in African Literatures, Palimpsest, and Small Axe. She is currently working on two book projects: one on Black feminism and literary ethics in contemporary Haitian fiction and another on Haitian girlhood in literary and visual texts. Read More »»
Guy Jeanty 2020 Psychotherapist Jeanty Counseling & Consulting, LLC drjlmft@gmail.com Identity; Mental health; Psychology/ Social psychology Dr. Guy C. Jeanty is a licensed mental health counselor, licensed marriage & family therapist, and a Florida Supreme Court certified family mediator. He is the founder/CEO of Jeanty Counseling & Consulting, LLC. He specializes in couples therapy and the effects of PTSD on first responders. Dr. Jeanty conducts critical incident stress management for private and public organizations such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. As an educator, he has taught at Capella University and Carlos Albizu University. Dr. Jeanty is also a proud U.S. Army veteran. Read More »»
Laura Jenkins 2020 Professor University of Cincinnati siobhanander@umass.edu Decolonization; Development; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Political Science; Religion; Women’s and Gender Studies Laura Dudley Jenkins is Professor and Graduate Director of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. Her research and teaching focuses on social justice in diverse democracies, gender, and sustainable development. Read More »»
Sara Johnson 2020 professor UCSD sejohN@ucsd.edu Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; History; Literature; Music; Women’s and Gender Studies Read More »»
celucien joseph 2020 Professor Indian River State Colllege celucienjoseph@gmail.com Black studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; History; Literature; Religion Celucien L. Joseph is an interdisciplinary scholar, researcher, and educator with a liberative intent. He is an associate professor of English at Indian River State College. He Holds a PhD in Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas and a PhD in Theology and Ethics from the University of Pretoria (Pretoria, South Africa). He is the author of numerous academic books and peer-reviewed articles. His publications include Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat (2019), Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa (2018), Vodou in the Haitian Experience: A Black Atlantic Perspective (2018), and Thinking in Public: Faith, Secular Humanism, and Development in Jacques Roumain (2017). His books From Toussaint to Price-Mars: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion in Haitian Thought (2013), and Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom (2013) received Honorable Mention at The Pan African International 2014 Book Awards. He is a member of the editorial board of Africology: The Journal of Pan African Studies. Dr. Joseph is the founder of Hope Academy de Bois d’eau, a school for impoverished families located in Port-Margot, Haiti. Read More »»
Chelsey Kivland 2020 Asst. Professor Dartmouth College ckivland@gmail.com Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Development; Immigration; Political Science Chelsey L. Kivland is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, where she writes and teaches about street politics, insecurity, and social performance in contemporary Haiti and the broader Caribbean. She is the author of Street Sovereigns: Young Men and the Makeshift State in Urban Haiti (Cornell University Press, 2020), which analyzed the potential and challenges of organizing politically in urban contexts characterized by poverty, insecurity, and governmental neglect. Her current project explores changing notions of citizenship, statehood, and the social contract through an ethnography of the global regulatory regime of criminal deportation, as manifested between the United States and Haiti. Read More »»
Benjamin Krause 2020 student UC Berkeley benjaminkrause@berkeley.edu Economics; Humanitarian aid; Political Science; Psychology/ Social psychology; Sociology I am a 6th year PhD Candidate studying development economics and political economy with a particular interest in institutional formation in weak states and ungoverned spaces. In my research, I combine my networks and years of experience working as a humanitarian and development professional with my broad educational background, knowledge of theory and training as a microeconomist to conceive of, design, fund and implement novel randomized controlled trials (RCTs). I similarly identify, access and employ relevant administrative data sets both in service of RCTs and to exploit quasi-random policy variations for causal identification. I work primarily in collaboration with and in support of local government and civil society partners, and I strive to conduct experiments at-scale while minimizing deviations from normal operations. Read More »»
Jean-Daniel Lafontant 2020 Art expert, Spiritual elder Executive Director, Haitian Cultural Foundation jdlafontant@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/jean-daniel-lafontant-a6885a80/ Arts, Visual; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Religion Executive Director of the Haitian Cultural Foundation; board member of Le Musée d’Art Haïtien. My area of expertise includes social advocacy and political analysis. Since 1988, I have been an avid art collector and specialist on Haitian culture with academic and intellectual collaborative work on the subject of Haitian art and Vodou (Lectures, seminars, documentary film, curatorial work and events...). In 2003, I started servicing journalists and have since worked, at times intensively, with international medias and professionals as a fixer or local producer. Read More »»
Sabine LAMOUR 2020 Profesor State University of Haiti lamoursabine@ymail.com Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies Sabine Lamour received a Ph.D. in sociology from Université Paris 8 in 2017. Since 2005, she has been working with Haitian women's organizations as a feminist activist and an independent consultant at both urban and rural level. She teaches courses at l’Université d’État d’Haïti (UEH) since 2012. Since 2017, she is the national coordinator of Solidarite Fanm Ayisyèn-(SOFA). She is interested in topics such as gender, slavery, family dynamics in the Caribbean, and Haiti’s political system. In 2018, Lamour co-published a book titled: Déjouer le Silence: Contre-discours sur les Femmes Haïtiennes with Edition Remue-Ménage. Read More »»
Bernadin LARRIEUX 2020 Professeur UEF/FASCH/UPC blarrieux@yahoo.fr Natural sciences; Sociology; Philosophie politique et sociale Bernadin Larrieux, est titulaire d’un Master II en critiques et philosophie contemporaine de la culture. En outre, il est Ingenieur-Agronome avec une specialite en genie rural, travailleur social licencie , normalien Superieur -Philosophe. Il enseigne à l’Université Publique en region et Universite d'Etat d'Haiti en Haiti. Il travaille sur des thematiques variees telle que les sytemes agraires , le social et les politiques sociales , justice sociale , ethique du care et environnementale , vulnerabilite sociale , invisibilite sociale et marginalite sociale( philosophie sociale , agronomie et environnement et sociologie ). Read More »»
Amy Lynelle 2020 Independent scholar National Coalition of Independent Scholars amylynelle@gmail.com Literature Read More »»
PIERRE MARIE CARMEL 2020 student Université Paris 8 pmariecarmel@yahoo.fr Education; Sociology Notice Biographique de Marie Carmel PIERRE Je suis Marie Carmel PIERRE, titulaire d’un M2 de philosophie intitulée « Philosophie et critiques contemporaines de la culture » à l’Université de Paris 8. Je suis actuellement une étudiante d’une promotion de M2 Sciences de l’éducation parcours « Dynamiques Éducatives des Sujets et Institutions » à l’Université de Paris 8. Mes recherches portent sur les dispositifs d’aide aux élèves en difficulté et s’inscrivent dans le champ de la sociologie de la transmission des savoirs et des connaissances. Je m’intéresse aux pratiques pédagogiques des enseignants qui aident leurs élèves, en particulier après les heures de cours. Je cherche à comprendre en quoi et comment, dans les contextes d’apprentissage, les interactions engageant enseignants et élèves participent-elles ou pas à la construction des inégalités scolaires au sein des classes. Read More »»
Lori Martineau 2020 Co-Founder Haitianola haitianola@gmail.com Anthropology; Architecture; Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Development; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Economics; Education; Environment; History; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Immigrati Haitianola works to amplify the connections between Haiti and New Orleans by facilitating cultural and artistic exchanges. Read More »»
Samuel Martinez 2020 Professor University of Connecticut samuel.martinez@uconn.edu anthropology.uconn.edu/person/samuel-martinez/ Anthropology; Black studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Human rights; Immigration; International Relations Samuel Marti­nez is a Cuban-born cultural anthropologist and Professor of anthropology and Latin American Studies at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. At UConn, Marti­nez is director of El Instituto: Institute for Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, and from 2013 to 2018 he served as director of undergraduate programs for the Human Rights Institute. He has held a joint appointment with El Instituto since 2012. His main area of research expertise is the migrant and minority rights mobilizations of undocumented Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent. Martinez contributed an extensive expert affidavit in support of the landmark case of Yean and Bosico v. Dominican Republic presented before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in 2005. He is the author of two ethnographic monographs and several peer-reviewed articles on the migration and labor and minority rights of Haitian nationals and people of Haitian ancestry in the Dominican Republic. He is also editor of a contributory volume, International Migration and Human Rights (U California Press, 2009) and co-editor of three journal special issues. In his current research and writing, he brings critical scrutiny to the writings of northern human rights monitors, journalists and social scientists about Haitian-ancestry people in the Dominican Republic. He is also writing a book on the discourse and visual culture of antislavery in the late 20th & early 21st centuries. Read More »»
Patti Marxsen 2020 Independent Writer, Translator, Scholar thewritewoman@gmail.com Arts, Visual; Cultural Studies; History; Human rights; International Relations; Literature Patti Marxsen is a writer, translator, and independent scholar with a long-standing focus on the Francophone world. Her books include Tales from the Heart of Haiti, Island Journeys: Exploring the Legacy of France, and two biographies—Helene Schweitzer: A Life of Her Own (2015) and Jacques Roumain: A Life of Resistance (2019). Her translated works include Albert Schweitzer’s Lambarene: A Legacy of Humanity for Our World Today, a multi-author book sponsored by eight international Schweitzer Associations. She had also published translations of works by C.F. Ramuz (1878-1947) and Jacques Roumain (1907-1944). Marxsen served eight years as secretary of the North American Alumni Association of Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti (1998–2006), and three years on the board of the Haitian Studies Association. She is currently working on a translation of Louis-Philippe Dalembert’s Ballade d’un amour inachevé. A number of her articles on Haitian literature are available online at www.pattimarxsen.net Read More »»
Elizabeth McAlister McAlister 2020 Professor Wesleyan University emcalister@wesleyan.edu www.wesleyan.edu/academics/faculty/emcalister/profile.html Anthropology; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Diaspora studies; Music; Religion; Sexualities; Women’s and Gender Studies Elizabeth McAlister is Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Wesleyan University. Her research focuses on Afro-Caribbean religions, music, and race theory, with a focus on Haiti. She is author of Rara! Vodou, Power and Performance in Haiti and its Diaspora, and, Race, Nation, and Religion in the America. Her current research focuses on relationships and spatial imaginings shared by American and Haitian evangelicals, including the evangelical missions to refugee camps after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Read More »»
Kim McDowell-Henri 2020 RN, MPH Student Baylor sweetie2601@hotmail.com Medicine/public health; Mental health; Women’s and Gender Studies Read More »»
Siobhan Mei 2020 graduate student University of Massachusetts Amherst siobhanander@umass.edu Diaspora studies; History; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Siobhan Meï is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Woodrow Wilson National Foundation Fellow in Women and Gender Studies. Siobhan's current research project focuses on the intersections of fashion, translation, and fiction in the Black Atlantic. Siobhan’s translations and scholarly publications have appeared in The Fashion Studies Journal, The Routledge Handbook on Translation, Feminism, and Gender, Mutatis Mutandis, Transference, Callaloo, sx salon, and Caribbean Quarterly among other places. Siobhan is a lecturer in the College of Information and Computer Sciences at UMass Amherst where she teaches courses on ethics, society, and technology. Read More »»
Nadeve Menard 2020 nmdelmas@yahoo.com Education; History; Literature Read More »»
Claudine Michel 2020 Professor Emerita UCSB claudine@ucsb.edu www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu/people/claudine-michel Black studies; Diaspora studies; Religion; Women’s and Gender Studies Claudine Michel is Professor Emerita of Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she served for over three decades in multiple capacities, including her last position as Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs. She holds a B.A. from the École Normale Supérieure (also studied at the Faculté d’Ethnologie), Université d'État d'Haiti, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Education from UCSB. In the 1980s she produced educational television series (Dodo Titit and Pawol Ti Moun) for Télévision Nationale d'Haiti. Crossing traditional boundaries in education, religion and Black Studies her research addresses core family values and reconceptualizes alternative modes of knowledge production, ways of being, and pedagogical interventions. Volumes authored or co-edited include: Aspects Moraux et Educatifs du Vodou Haïtien • Etude Comparative des Théories du Développement de l'Enfant • Black Studies: Current Issues, Enduring Questions • The Black Studies Reader • Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth and Reality • Vodou in Haitian Life and Culture: Invisible Powers • Brassage: An Anthology of Haitian Poetry • Remembrance/Re-Mémoire: Loss, Hope, Recovery after the Earthquake in Haiti. Since 1997 she has been editor of the Journal of Haitian Studies and is a founding member of Kosanba, a Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou and Kalfou, a Journal of Comparative Ethnic and Relational Studies. Honors include teaching awards from UCSB, awards from the Haitian Studies Association (HSA), and the Jean Price-Mars Medal from the Faculté d’Ethnologie (UEH). Dr. Michel is a former president of HSA and currently serves as its Executive Director. Read More »»
JoAnn Michel 2020 Graduate Assistant Penn State University jvm6653@psu.edu Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Identity; Languages; Literature; Women’s and Gender Studies Read More »»
Petrouchka Moise 2020 post-doc fellow, data curator, artist, researcher Grinnell College petrouchka.moise@gmail.com www.grinnell.edu/user/moisepet Anthropology; Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; History; Identity Dr. Moïse is currently a CLIR/Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Haitian Visual Arts. She works jointly with the Grinnell College Library and the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Dr. Moïse will play a central role in coordinating the Haitian Art Digital Crossroads project (HADC). The HADC aims to make the Haitian art collection of the Waterloo Center for the Arts, the largest publicly held collection of Haitian art in the world, digitally accessible as a preparatory study for the creation of a digital hub for a network of online resources in Haitian and Caribbean studies. In addition to managing this project, she will collaborate with cultural and academic institutes within Haiti and the Diaspora to build awareness of this collection as she develops her ‘mitan-morphic’ theory. With the use of augmented reality, her research bridges the reclaimed narrative of the contemporary Haitian artist’s diverse cultural production, artistic protest, religious heritage and mythologies to create a compelling portrait of a historically significant and intensely complex identity in flux. By analyzing their art production processes, Dr. Moïse has identified the Haitian signature where the artist has the ability to reshape the artistic narrative from traumatic to triumphant. Her post-doctoral research focuses on the use of fine art (paintings and sculptures) that has been donated, converted and utilized as Voudou objects within Voudou peristils. The significance of her research develops the anthropologic landscape of visual art beyond the cultural works, such as religious significance, logistical placement, artistic provenance. Read More »»
J. Cameron Monroe 2020 Professor of Anthropology UCSC jcmonroe@ucsc.edu anthro.ucsc.edu/faculty/index.php?uid=jcmonroe Anthropology; Architecture; Arts, Visual; Diaspora studies; History Professor J. Cameron Monroe’s research broadly examines political, economic, and cultural transformation in West Africa and the Diaspora in the era of the slave trade. He has conducted longterm research in the Republic of Bénin in West Africa (The Abomey Plateau Archaeological Project). This project explores the the political economy of landscape and the built environment and the nature of urban transformation in West Africa during the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. In 2015 he initiated a comparative project on the materiality of power and political sovereignty in post-revolutionary Haiti. This project (The Milot Archaeological Project) examines the royal palace site of Sans-Souci in its broader political and economic context in the Kingdom of Hayti, a short-lived experiment in political order in the wake of the Haitian revolution. Read More »»
Sophie Moore 2020 Postdoc University of Wisconsin-Madison sophiesappmoore.com/ Anthropology; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Environment; Literature; geography Sophie Sapp Moore is a broadly-trained political ecologist with a background in critical geography, comparative literature, and postcolonial theory. Moore holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from UC Davis, with a Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory. She is currently a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2018-2020). Her interdisciplinary research uses ethnographic and historical methods to understand intersecting processes of socio-ecological and political change in the Afro-Caribbean. Moore has conducted ethnographic research in rural Haiti since 2012, working with peasants, social movement leaders, organizers, and trainers, as well as international aid and local grassroots organizations. She writes and teaches on a diverse array of subjects that bridge critical geography, postcolonial theory, and the environmental humanities, including rural development, agrarian social movements, Black political thought, and race and space in the Americas. Read More »»
Kendra Morancy 2020 Student Florida International University kmora058@fiu.edu Development; Diaspora studies; Immigration; International Relations; Medicine/public health Kendra Morancy is a 4th year doctoral student at Florida International University in the field of International Relations. Her research interest include the Caribbean, human trafficking, sex tourism and global public health. Her research on Haiti focuses on the effectiveness of Non-governmental agencies in anti-Restavek efforts. Overall, Kendra's career goal is to become a research analyst. Read More »»
Charles Nicholson 2020 UCSB chnmd@cox.net History; Medicine/public health; Music Read More »»
Nathalie Pierre 2020 Post-doctoral Fellow CUNY Graduate Center natoupierre@gmail.com Anthropology; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; History Read More »»
Grégory Pierrot 2020 Professor University of Connecticut gregory.pierrot@uconn.edu Literature Grégory Pierrot is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut at Stamford. His research focuses on Black literatures and on the global cultural impact of the Haitian Revolution. He co-edited with Marlene Daut and Marion Rohrleitner Haitian Revolutionary Fictions: An Anthology, forthcoming at UVA Press. He has also authored several articles on Haiti, most recently "Juste Chanlatte: a Haitian Life," Journal of Haitian Studies 25.1 (2019): 86-112. Read More »»
Heather Prentice-Walz 2020 Student University of California Santa Barbara hprenticewalz@ucsb.edu Anthropology; Decolonization; Development; Diaspora studies; Environment; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Disaster Studies; Food Systems Heather is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California Santa Barbara. Heather’s dissertation research is a mixed methods ethnographic study of the ways that local communities in rural Haiti understand and interact with international aid organizations in the context of ongoing disasters. This project focuses on the food and agriculture sector, particularly local perceptions of the relationships between international aid and food systems. The research for this project is sited in several small communities in the Grand’Anse region in the southwest of Haiti. This area has, until recently, relied almost exclusively on local agriculture and fishing as its primary sources of livelihood. Heather’s previous ethnographic work in this region suggests that rural agrarian livelihoods are intimately connected to food security and to corresponding local understandings of human and environmental health and well-being. However, the local food system has been profoundly disrupted as the landscape has been altered by the emerging threat of climatic disasters and the subsequent influx of international actors. Read More »»
Mamyrah Prosper 2020 Visiting Assistant Professor Davidson College madougeprosper@davidson.edu Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Black studies; Decolonization; Development; Diaspora studies; History; Human rights; International Relations; Queer theory; Sexualities; Women’s and Gender Studies I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at Davidson College. My doctoral work centered on a coalition of social movement organizations calling for an end to the ongoing “non-governmental” occupation of Haiti. I am interested in the construction of neocolonial nationalist ideologies and collective identities in relation to race and class, gender and sexuality, education and language and religion. I am currently working on my monograph entitled Development Contested in Occupied Haiti: Social Movements, NGOs, and the Evangelical State and have published in academic and political journals like Women’s Studies Quarterly and Commune Magazine. I have also served as an organizer with land and housing rights organization Take Back the Land-Miami and am presently the International Coordinator for Community Movement Builders. Read More »»
Marc PROU 2020 associate professor University of Massachusetts marc.prou@umb.edu Diaspora studies; Education; Languages; Linguistics Biography of Marc PROU, Director of Innoved-uniQ Dr. Marc Prou is the Director of InnovEd-UniQ, and affiliated faculty member with the Faculté des Sciences de l’Education (FSED) at Université Quisqueya since 2016. Prior to that between 1997 and 2016, Professor Prou held a tenured appointment as Associate Professor in the department of Graduate Applied Linguistics and the Department of Africana Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He was the Director of the Haitian Language and Culture Institute, and also a co-founder the Haitian Studies Association (HSA). From 2004-2005, Dr. Prou was a recipient of a book fellowship awarded by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. In 2006-07, Dr. Prou was a Visiting Associate Fellow at the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University where he lead the development of a Haitian Creole Language and Culture curriculum. His research interests place special attention on language education, Curriculum reform and program evaluation, as well as social and cultural history, migration and Diaspora. Dr. Marc Prou is the author of numerous scholarly articles related to linguistics and education in Haiti, and the Caribbean that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals, and also book chapters in edited texts in the social sciences and humanities. During the past four years, the thrust of Dr. Prou’s work has focused greater attention on finding ways to help improve teacher education and the quality of schooling in Haiti. Read More »»
Guitele Rahill 2020 Associate Professor School of Social Work, CBCS University of South Florida Gjrahill@usf.edu www.krikkrakmentalhealth.com Human rights; Mental health; Women’s and Gender Studies Dr. Guitele Jeudy Rahill, Associate Professor of Social Work in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at USF, received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Florida International University, where she was a Presidential Fellow. Her research interests include interactions among traditional norms, health beliefs and practices, biopsychosocial conditions, geographical disasters, and structural violence, as they impact domestic and sexual violence, psychological trauma, biological illnesses and family system disruption among underserved populations. Accordingly, her research activities involve adapting Evidence-Based health and mental health interventions such as Haitians in Haiti and in the Diaspora. She accomplishes her objectives in collaboration with her esteemed colleague Dr. Manisha Joshi, Haitian community members in Haiti and in the U.S., and health providers in both settings. The aim is to increase the uptake of Evidence-based interventions to Haitian populations via contextual adaptation, implementation and dissemination. She has several published works in the American Journal of Public health, the Journal of Affective Disorder, the Journal of Ethnicity and Health, the AIDS journal, the Disasters Journal, and the Journal of Health care for the Poor and Underserved. She has been honored with several research and service awards, including awards for research excellence and outstanding mentoring. Read More »»
Kate Ramsey 2020 professor University of Miami kramsey@miami.edu people.miami.edu/profile/kramsey@miami.edu Anthropology; Arts, Performing; Arts, Visual; Decolonization; History; Medicine/public health; Mental health; Performance studies; Religion Read More »»
Michael Reyes 2020 Assistant Professor Queen's University mcr6@queensu.ca drmichaelreyes.com/ Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Digital humanities; Languages; Literature Since July 2015 I have been an Assistant Professor of Francophone Studies in the Département d’études françaises (Department of French Studies) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. I am interested in the intersection of nineteenth-century Haitian literature (1804-1915), expressions of nationalism, and Haitian history. Currently, I am studying Haitian texts which imagine forms of kinship between the fifteenth-century indigenous inhabitants of Hispaniola—the Taino—and nineteenth century Haitians. Specifically, I analyse how these texts drew upon narratives of the Taino in order to construct “indigenous” Haitian identities rooted in the Caribbean. Read More »»
Shearon Roberts 2020 professor Xavier University of Louisiana srobert7@xula.edu media Shearon Roberts, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Mass Communication and African American and Diaspora Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans. She earned her Ph.D. from Tulane University in Latin American and Caribbean studies and her M.M.C. from Louisiana State University. She researches media representations of race and gender, disaster and crisis news, the Black Press, comparative media systems, and Latin American and Caribbean media, specifically Haitian media. She is co-author of Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster (2014, University Press of Mississippi), co-editor of HBO’s Treme and Post-Katrina Catharsis: The Mediated Rebirth of New Orleans (2017, Lexington Books), and editor of Recasting the Disney Princess in an Era of New Media and Social Movements (2020, Lexington Books). She is the author of the forthcoming book Media Discourse in Haiti. She is the director of My Nola, My Story, a digital humanities platform that archives the stories of people of color in New Orleans. She served as the 2018 President of the SWECJMC and is a recipient of two AEJMC division awards from the History Division and the International Communication Division. She has published several peer-reviewed studies on post-Katrina news and coverage of New Orleans, and the role of media in post-2010 Haiti. Read More »»
Nicole Baron Rosefort 2020 Resource Specialist NYS Language RBERN @ NYU nbrosefort@yahoo.com Education; Human rights; Immigration; Languages; Linguistics Read More »»
Aida Roumer 2020 PhD student Goethe Universität Frankfurt sweetie2601@hotmail.com Development; Economics; Political Science; Sociology BA Economics and Development Studies and MSc Political Economy of Development at SOAS (University of London) PhD on the political economy of haitian-dominican border relations Read More »»
Jean Eddy Saint Paul 2020 Professor CUNY Brooklyn College blarrieux@yahoo.fr www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/centers/hsi/executive-committee/saint-paul.php Arts, Performing; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Economics; Education; Environment; History; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Immigration; International Relations; Languages; Linguistics; Mu Professor Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Doctor of Philosophy in Social Sciences with Specialization in Sociology, is a tenured full Professor in the Sociology Department at Brooklyn College and, between Fall 2016 and Spring 2020, served as the founding Director of the City University of New York’s Haitian Studies Institute housed at Brooklyn College. His geographic focus is Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly Haiti and Mexico. He earned a B.A. in social work from the State University of Haiti, then served for 12 years as head of the library and as a member of the faculty of human sciences. He went on to gain a M.A. in Latin American studies from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. Saint Paul earned a Ph.D. in sociology from El Colegio de México — the first Haitian to do so since the foundation of the college in 1940. He was a professeur en mobilité universitaire (PUM) at the Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 in France, a visiting scholar at the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, at the University of Virginia, and a visiting fellow at SciencesPo at the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI), National Council of Scientific Research (CNRS). Previously, He was a tenured professor of sociology and politics at the University of Guanajuato, in Mexico, where he co-founded the Ph.D. Program in Law, Politics and Government, the Master Program in Political Analysis, and the B.A. Program in Political Science. Read More »»
Mark Schuller 2019 Professor NIU/UEH Northern Illinois University Bio Mark Schuller is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Nonprofit and NGO Studies at Northern Illinois University and affiliate at the Faculté d’Ethnologie, l’Université d’État d’Haïti. Supported by the National Science Foundation Senior and CAREER Grant, Bellagio Center, and others, Schuller’s research on NGOs, globalization, disasters, and gender in Haiti has been published in forty book chapters and peer-reviewed articles as well as public media. He authored or coedited eight books including Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti. He is co-director / co-producer of documentary Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy (2009). Schuller is co-editor of Berghahn Books’ Catastrophes in Context: a Series in Engaged Social Science on Disasters and University of Alabama Press’ NGOgraphies: a Series of Ethnographic Reflections of NGOs. Recipient of the Margaret Mead Award and the Anthropology in Media Award, he is active in several solidarity efforts. Read More » »
Alyssa Sepinwall 2020 Professor CSUSM sepinwal@csusm.edu faculty.csusm.edu/sepinwal/index.html Cultural Studies; Decolonization; History; Women’s and Gender Studies; Film/cinema, Revolution, Colonial Haiti Read More »»
Florence Sergile 2020 Freelance consultant agricultural sciences fsergile@sergile.org Development; Environment; Natural sciences Read More »»
Mimi Sheller 2020 Professor Drexel University mimisheller@msn.com mimisheller.wixsite.com/myresearch Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Development; Environment; History; Humanitarian aid; Sexualities; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies Mimi Sheller, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology and founding Director of the Center for Mobilities Research and Policy at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is founding co-editor of the journal Mobilities and past President of the International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility. She is author or co-editor of twelve books, including Island Futures: Caribbean Survival in the Anthropocene (Duke University Press, 2020); Mobility Justice: The Politics of Movement in an Age of Extremes (Verso, 2018); Aluminum Dreams: The Making of Light Modernity (MIT Press, 2014); Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom (Duke University Press, 2012); Consuming the Caribbean: From Arawaks to Zombies (Routledge, 2003); and Democracy After Slavery: Black Publics and Peasant Radicalism in Haiti and Jamaica (Macmillan Caribbean, 2000). She is considered to be a "key theorist in mobilities studies" and specializes in the post-colonial context of the Caribbean. Read More »»
Shelby Sinclair 2020 Graduate Student Princeton University mcr6@queensu.ca history.princeton.edu/people/shelby-sinclair Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; History; Identity; Sexualities; Women’s and Gender Studies Shelby Sinclair is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History and the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University focusing on nineteenth and twentieth century Black women’s history in the United States and Caribbean. Her research interests include U.S. empire, sexual violence against black women, and black women’s intellectual production. Her dissertation focuses on race and gender identity formation during the United States Occupation of Haiti (1915-1934). Shelby earned her B.A. with Honors from Stanford University where she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and recipient of the George M. Frederickson Award for Excellence in Honors Research. Read More »»
Jonathan Square 2020 Lecturer Harvard University jonathan.m.square@gmail.com Arts, Visual Jonathan Michael Square is a writer and historian specializing in fashion and visual culture of the African Diaspora. He has a PhD in history from New York University, a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from Cornell University. He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Fashion Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, and currently at Harvard University. He has written for Fashionista, Fashion Studies Journal, Refinery29, Vestoj, Hyperallergic, British Art Studies, and International Journal of Fashion Studies. A proponent in the power of social media as a platform for radical pedagogy, he founded and runs the digital humanities project Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom, which explores the intersection of fashion and slavery. He also co-founded Rendering Revolution, which explores sartorial approaches to Haitian history. Read More »»
Hadassah St. Hubert St. Hubert 2019 CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow Florida International University 20th Century Haiti; World’s Fairs; Material Culture; Museums and Libraries; Hadassah St. Hubert, Ph.D. is currently the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with the Digital Library of the Caribbean ( dLOC ) at Florida International University. She received Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami and her dissertation, Visions of a Modern Nation: Haiti at the World’s fairs, focuses on Haiti's participation in World’s Fairs and Expositions in the twentieth century. Dr. St. Hubert served as the Assistant Editor for Haiti: An Island Luminous, a digital humanities site dedicated entirely to Haitian history and Haitian studies. An Island Luminous pairs books, manuscripts, newspapers, and photos digitized by libraries and archives in Haiti and the United States with commentary by more than 100 authors at 75 universities around the world. As a Postdoctoral Fellow with dLOC, she leads programming and digitization efforts in collaboration with dLOC’s partners, such as Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) and L’Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (ISPAN) in Haiti. Read More » »
Andrew Tarter 2020 Board Member Georgetown University amt163@georgetown.edu Anthropology; Development; Economics; Environment; Human rights; Humanitarian aid; International Relations; Languages; Natural sciences; Psychology/ Social psychology; Religion; Sociology; Women’s and Gender Studies Andrew Tarter was born and raised in Haiti. He holds a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Florida. Dr. Tarter is an interdisciplinary social scientist whose research, consulting, and applied work in Haiti have been supported by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Fulbright Program, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. National Endowment for the Humanities, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and the Government of Haiti. Dr. Tarter is currently a Science and Technology Policy Fellow supported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, with a placement in the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government; his work in the Global Development Lab of USAID focuses on ensuring social inclusion and gender integration in science, technology, innovation, and private sector partnerships in international development. Read More »»
Chantalle Verna 2020 Associate Professor of History and International Relations Florida International University verna@fiu.edu history.fiu.edu/people-1/people/chantalle-verna/ Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Development; Diaspora studies; Digital humanities; Education; History; Humanitarian aid; Identity; Immigration; International Relations Read More »»
John Walsh 2020 professor University of Pittsburgh jpw64@pitt.edu www.frenchanditalian.pitt.edu/person/john-walsh Arts, Visual; Black studies; Cultural Studies; Decolonization; Diaspora studies; Environment; History; Literature John Patrick Walsh is Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh. His teaching and research interests include the literature and history of Haiti and the French Caribbean; francophone literature of Sub-Saharan Africa; and the Environmental Humanities. He is the author of two books: Free and French in the Caribbean: Toussaint Louverture, Aimé Césaire, and Narratives of Loyal Opposition (Indiana UP, 2013) and Migration and Refuge: An Eco-Archive of Haitian Literature, 1982-2017, (Liverpool UP, 2019). Read More »»
Karen Widess 2020 Lecturer University of Kent Law School/Loyola University Chicago Law School kaw37@kent.ac.uk www.luc.edu/law/faculty/facultyandadministrationprofiles/widess-karen-ann.shtml Decolonization; Human rights; International Relations; Political Science; Law Karen Ann Widess served as Head of Program Development and Compliance for the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) from 2006 through 2010, where she coordinated the activities of the internal committee for the selection of projects and oversaw the staff of the Program Development and Compliance Unit in developing program and projects involving numerous counties and rule of law development issues and diverse donor agencies and organizations. She has over 25 years of experience in the rule of law technical assistance field, working for both donors and implementing organizations. In that regard, she has designed as well as fundraised for and managed complex projects in often politically and physically difficult and sensitive environments, and in wide range of rule of law areas. These include, among others, land, property and agricultural reform; banking and finance; infrastructure building; economic and political empowerment of women; free media and press; electoral law compliance; human rights compliance; institutional strengthening and leadership building. Prof. Widess is currently pursuing a PhD in Rule of Law Project Management (Socio-legal studies) at the University of Kent in Canterbury, UK, where she also teaches seminars in fundamentals of property law. Read More »»
Lois Wilcken 2020 Executive Director La Troupe Makandal, Inc. makandal@earthlink.net frisneraugustinarchive.org Arts, Performing; Environment; Music; Religion Lois Wilcken (PhD, Columbia University), a native New Yorker, has had the pleasure of researching Afro-Haitian music in Port-au-Prince and New York City's Haitian neighborhoods. She shares her experiences with academic and general audiences. In addition to developing and producing theatrical and educational programs with La Troupe Makandal, she has authored The Drums of Vodou (1992) and co-edited Island Sounds in the Global City (1998). One may visit French and English versions of Dr. Wilcken's Vodou Music in Haiti exhibit at www.lameca.org. She is currently annotating a collection from her own field recordings for publication on the web-based Ethnographic Video for Instruction and Analysis Digital Archive (EVIADA) based at Indiana University, and with Makandal, she is building an online archive centered on the life and legacy of the company’s late Artistic Director, Master Drummer Frisner Augustin. Read More »»
Andrew Young 2020 PhD Candidate University of Toronto andrew@andrewjyoung.ca Cultural Studies; Literature; Political Science PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. I work on Haitian writings during and after the revolution, meant to signal legitimacy and sovereignty, from Toussaint to the period of Soulouque. Read More »»