Haitian Studies Association

Haitian Studies Association – Membership Directory

This public directory of members of the Haitian Studies Association is intended to showcases our members’ knowledge and expertise to students, scholars, media, nonprofits, philanthropic, policymaking, and government agencies. It is our hope this directory can aid in connecting people of common goals in fruitful communication.

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Jonathan Square

Harvard University - Lecturer

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.

Interests: Arts - Visual
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Daphenide ST-LOUIS

Université Quisqueya - Etudiante

Je suis Daphenide ST-LOUIS, diplômée et licenciée en Sciences Infirmières. Après mon service social en 2009, j'ai travaillé dans divers domaines, tels que : la prise en charge de la malnutrition au niveau institutionnel et communautaire dans trois organisations non gouvernementales différentes ; Programme de Vaccination; Activités Intensives pour la Santé de l'Enfant (AISE) ; la prise en charge du VIH/SIDA ; Projet LINKAGES, Prévention de la transmission du VIH de la mère à l'enfant. J'ai eu une formation en Maîtrise en Santé Publique à l'Université Quisqueya. Actuellement, je suis doctorante rattachée au Laboratoire Santé-Environnement de l'Ecole Doctorale Société-Environnement de ce dite Université. Je travaille en ce moment sur : « Microplastiques et santé environnementale: identification des dangers environnementaux en Haïti ». Mon sujet de thèse est la dureté de l'eau et les maladies cardiovasculaires. J'aimerais faire partie de cette association qui m'offre la possibilité d'acquérir de nouvelles connaissances, de développer mes capacités pour être plus efficace dans mes champs d'intervention et surtout pour pouvoir contribuer efficacement au bon développement de cette association. Du coup, être en mesure d'apporter ma contribution à la population haïtienne en effectuant des recherches scientifiques valables pour la prise de décisions et orientation des directives nationales afin de garantir le bien-être de la société.

Interests: Environment, Medicine / Public health, Psychology / Social psychology
Open to talking with: Educators (K-12), Journalists, Non-Profit Organizations, Scholars, Students (K-12), Students (College)

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Yanick St. Jean

NorthWest Arkansas Community College - Professor

Interests: Black studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Diaspora studies, Human rights, Identity, Immigration, Medicine/public health, Religion, Sociology
Open to talking with: Anyone, Activists, Artists, Educators (K-12), General Public, Government Officials, Journalists, Non-Profit Organizations, Policymakers, Scholars, Students (K-12), Students (College)

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Jeff Stanley

Dalton State College

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Katherine Steelman

UC San Diego - Graduate Student

Katherine Steelman (Ph.D. candidate, UC San Diego, Ethnic studies) is an English language instructor, cultural historian and writer. Broadly, her work examines how sexually non-normative spaces are socially and materially constructed in Tijuana, BC, MX. She takes up US cultural production, as well as the Tijuanense response to the US's narrative of the city and it's communities that might be called queer. This work juxtaposes critical analyses of cultural texts with ethnographic interviews. Her project engages cultural representations of Haiti in the US and Mexico, as well as collaborative ethnographic work with Haitian migrants in Tijuana.

Interests: Arts, Visual, Black studies, Cultural Studies, Diaspora studies, Digital humanities, History, Identity, Immigration, Literature, Queer theory, Performance studies, Sexualities, Women’s and Gender Studies
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Chelsea Stieber

Catholic University of America - Associate Professor

Interests: Black Studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Digital Humanities, History, Languages, Literature, Political Science
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Lucy Swanson

University of Arizona - Professor

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Corine Tachtiris

University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Andrew Tarter

Georgetown University - Board Member

Interests: Anthropology, Development, Economics, Environment, Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid, International Relations, Languages, Natural Sciences, Religion, Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology / Social Psychology
Open to talking with: General Public, Government Officials, Journalists, Non-Profit Organizations, Policymakers, Scholars, Students (College)

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Marianne Tøraasen

Chr, Michelsen Institute - PhD candidate

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Tøraasen is a third year PhD candidate and political scientist at the Chr. Michelsen Institute in Bergen, Norway. Her research interests concerns everything that has to do with gender and beyond. She is currently studying the Haitian judiciary from a gender perspective, and she has spent five months in Haiti doing field work, interviewing mostly judges about their experiences.

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Nyya Toussaint

Union Theological Seminary - Student

Nyya is an international affairs and sociology of religion scholar with a track record of excellently executing strategic initiatives through social research, community engagement, leadership development, travel immersion, and event planning.

Interests: Black studies, Decolonization, Diaspora Studies, International Relations, Languages, Linguistics, Political Science, Religion, Sociology
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Chantalle Verna

Florida International University - Associate Professor of History and International Relations

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Interests: Black Studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Development, Diaspora Studies, Digital Humanities, Education, History, Humanitarian Aid, Identity, Immigration, International Relations
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Michaelle Vilmont

university of Maryland - student

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Interests: Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Diaspora Studies, History, Identity, Literature, Sexualities, Women’s and Gender Studies

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Yves Voltaire

Université Publiques des Nippes (UPNip) - professor and president (recteur)

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Laura Wagner

independent scholar

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From 2015 to 2019, Laura Wagner was the project archivist for the Radio Haiti Archive at the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. She holds a PhD in cultural anthropology from UNC Chapel Hill, where her research focused on displacement, humanitarian aid, and everyday life in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Her writings on the earthquake and the Radio Haiti project have appeared in Slate, Salon, sx archipelagos, PRI's The World, and other venues. She is also also the author of Hold Tight, Don't Let Go, a young adult novel about the Haiti earthquake, which was published by Abrams/Amulet in 2015. In March 2020, she created an immersive exhibit titled Radio Haïti-Inter: Three Decades of Resistance at Duke University.

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John Walsh

University of Pittsburgh - professor

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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).

Interests: Black Studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Diaspora Studies, Environment, History, Literature, Arts - Visual
Open to talking with: Anyone

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