Haitian Studies Association

Member Profile

Laura Wagner

Position: independent scholar

Website/Professional Profile

Email: laura.r.wagner@gmail.com
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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.