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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Lauren Eldridge Stewart

Washington University in St. Louis - Assistant Professor of Music

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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.

Interests: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Diaspora Studies, Humanitarian Aid, Music, Performance Studies, Arts - Performing, Women's and Gender Studies
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Guerline Emmanuel

Belle Vue Tours LLC - Managing Director

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GUERLINE T. EMMANUEL (BIO) Originally from Haïti but residing in New York, Guerline T. Emmanuel had a flourishing career as a Pharmaceutical Sales Executive. Though based in New York, Guerline and family frequented Haïti often. These vacations to Haïti always left her wanting to share Haïti's historical sites, landscapes, and culture. As the Co-Owner & Business Development Manager for Belle Vue Tours, a tour guide company offering historical and cultural excursions to Haïti, Guerline brings over 25 years of experience in the business management, marketing and event planning. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baruch College as well as an Event Marketing certificate from New York University. Her roles have ranged from Account Manager, Sponsorship & Event Marketing Manager to Sales Executive at companies such as JPMorganChase, American Express, Madison Square Garden and the United States Tennis Association.

Interests: Anthropology, History, Sociology
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Yvonne Fabella

University of Pennsylvania - Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies

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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.

Interests: Black Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Women's and Gender Studies
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Georges Fauriol

Center for Strategic & Int'l Studies (CSIS) - Senior Associate

Georges A. Fauriol is a Fellow with the Caribbean Policy Consortium and a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). He is a Think Tank Haiti (TTH) Steering Group member, a partnership of Université Quisqueya (Haiti) and the Inter-American Dialogue, and teaches at Georgetown University's Democracy and Governance Graduate Program. Fauriol retired in 2020 as Vice President, Grants Operations and Evaluation at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), and served (2002-10) as Vice President of Strategic Planning, and Senior Vice President at one of NED's implementing institutes, IRI. Prior to 2001, Fauriol held a number of positions at CSIS, notably after 1992 as director and senior fellow of the Americas Program, and previously was also the assistant to the chairman of the Center's Board of Trustees. Earlier, Fauriol worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia. He has extensive international and cross-regional field experience, including election-related missions in Eurasia, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. He is widely published—in Foreign Affairs, Polity, and other journals—on Caribbean Basin politics, U.S. foreign and security policy in the region, and democratization dynamics. He has testified several times before U.S. congressional committees. Fauriol holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.

Interests: Development, Human ights, Political Science

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Crystal Felima

My research interests and areas include ecological crises, governance, and neoliberalism in the Caribbean, specifically in Haiti. As a cultural anthropologist and feminist scholar in disaster studies, I survey the ways humans shape their environment and explore the complexity and dimensions of risk and vulnerability.Essential to my research is highlighting the individual and collective voices of vulnerable populations and communities. I believe it is necessary to promote and advocate for local perspectives and strategies to address ecological issues. As a result, narrative research is an essential component to my research agenda. My book project highlights disaster narrative experiences to explore discussions on social inequality, vulnerability, and development in Haiti. With my continued research on disasters in Haiti, I consider how Haitians and other groups negotiate and articulate their lives in ecological crises and socio-economic and political conflicts perpetuated by the State and the global capitalist system.I am also co-series editor for the Berghahn Books' Catastrophes in Context Series.

Open to talking with: Anyone

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Erica Felker-Kantor

Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Postdoctoral Researcher

Erica Felker-Kantor, MA, MSPH, PhD, is a global health social epidemiologist with expertise in medical anthropology, research design and methods, and social determinants of health. Erica received her doctoral degree from Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the University of Florida and a Masters of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. Erica has worked in Haiti since 2010 following the devastating earthquake. She received a graduate fellowship to study Haitian culture and language and is fluent in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and French and has worked primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean and Africa.

Interests: Medicine/public health
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Jean Mozart Feron

Université de Laval/Université d'État d'Haïti, Faculté d'Ethnologie - graduate student, Ph.D. program in anthropology (ULaval) and senior lecturer (UEH)

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James Fisher

Ohio University - Student

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James J. Fisher is a PhD Candidate at Ohio University studying Senegambian politics, music, and cultural governance. He holds an MA from OU in History and a BA in Black World Studies and History from Miami University. His research deals primarily with popular culture, particularly hip-hop music, and intellectual history in the Black Atlantic. He has previously written on the intellectual thought of African leaders, such as Léopold Senghor and Thomas Sankara, as well as on the work of Martiniquais revolutionary, Frantz Fanon.

Interests: Black studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, History

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Christian Flaugh

SUNY-University at Buffalo - Associate professor

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Christian Flaugh is Associate Professor of French, Africana, and Caribbean Studies in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (SUNY-University at Buffalo). He co-founded and co-coordinates the Humanities Institute Performance Research Workshop, a regional hub of scholarly and artistic programming. Flaugh is the author of Operation Freak: Narrative, Identity, and the Spectrum of Bodily Abilities (2012, McGill-Queen's UP), and co-editor of Marie Vieux Chauvet's Theatres: Thought, Form, and Performance of Revolt (2018, Caribbean Series, Brill). Articles and chapters appear in, for example, Journal of Haitian Studies, Cultural Dynamics, L'Esprit Créateur, Francosphères, Theatre Topics, and The Methuen Drama Handbook to Theatre and Gender (forthcoming). Flaugh's current projects focus on gendered encounters in contemporary Afro-Caribbean theatres, pedagogies and publics of global African and Caribbean performance, and narratives of intervention, mobility, and disability "around Haiti." Flaugh co-founded Le Théâtre de la Chandelle Verte with whom he performed from 2000 to 2008; and he consulted with the creative team of AT BUFFALO, an in-progress musical that performs the Black archives of Buffalo's 1901 Pan-American Exposition.

Interests: Anthropology, Arts - Performing, Black studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Diaspora Studies, Education, Environment, History, Human ights, Humanitarian aid, Identity, International Relations, Literature, Media, Mental health, Queer theory, Performance studies, Political Science, Religion, Sexualities, Women’s and Gender Studies
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Scott Freeman

American University - Professor

Interests: Anthropology
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Anne Fuller

independent scholar

Anne F. Fuller is a human rights advocate who has been concerned with Haiti since the late 1980s. She joined the New York-based National Coalition for Haitian Refugees (NCHR) in 1988, and opened its Port-au-Prince office in 1992. She has published numerous reports and articles on human rights in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Fuller also worked with the UN-OAS International Civilian Mission in Haiti (MICIVIH), the OAS Special Mission to Strengthen Democracy in Haiti, the International Mission to Evaluate Elections in Haiti, the Open Society Institute and the Vera Institute of Justice. She joined the UN in 2006, serving in human rights positions in Sudan, Afghanistan and Kosovo, before joining MINUSTAH in 2012. She is a Haitian Creole & French - English interpreter, and is currently writing a book about a 1964 massacre in southeast Haiti. She is active in Haiti with Devoir de Memoire-Haiti, Profamil and the Fondation Zile.

Interests: Anthropology, Human ights, Immigration, Media, Political Science
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Julia Gaffield

Georgia State University - Associate Professor

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Julia Gaffield is an associate professor of history at Georgia State University. She received her PhD from Duke University in 2012. Her work focuses on early nineteenth-century state and diplomatic history. Her first book, "Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution," was published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2015 and won the 2016 Mary Alice and Frederick Boucher Book Prize from the French Colonial Historical Society. She is currently writing a biography of Jean-Jacques Dessalines (under contract with Yale UP) and a diplomatic history of the Catholic Church and Haiti in the nineteenth century (under contract with the OIEAHC Press).

Interests: Decolonization, History, International Relations
Open to talking with: Anyone

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LUCIEN Georges Eddy

Universite d'Etat d;Haiti - profesor

Interests: Diaspora Studies
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Gary Gervais

University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras - adjunct

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.

Interests: Development, Economics, Environment, Natural Sciences
Open to talking with: Anyone

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Malick Ghachem

MIT - professor

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Malick W. Ghachem is a historian and lawyer. His primary areas of concentration are slavery and abolition, criminal law, and constitutional history. He is the author of The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2012), a history of the law of slavery in Saint-Domingue (Haiti) between 1685 and 1804. He teaches courses on the Age of Revolution, Slavery and Abolition, American criminal justice, and other topics. Professor Ghachem earned his undergraduate and law degrees from Harvard University and his doctorate in history from Stanford. He clerked for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Miami, FL in 2004. A member of the Massachusetts bar, Professor Ghachem practiced law in Boston from 2005 to 2010 for two law firms: Zalkind, Rodriguez, Lunt & Duncan LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. For part of that period (2006-2007) he served as a lecturer in MIT's Political Science Department. Between 2010 and 2013, he taught at the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, ME, where he is now a Senior Scholar.

Interests: History, International Relations, constitutional law
Open to talking with: Activists, Educators (K-12), Government Officials, Journalists, Non-Profit Organizations, Policymakers, Scholars, Students (College)

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Gretchen Glode'-Berggren

Harvard Public Hlth(retired)

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