Haitian Studies Association

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West Virginia University - Associate Professor

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Email: gbergner@wvu.edu
Open to talking with: Anyone

Interests: Black Studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Development, Diaspora Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid, Identity, Immigration, International Relations, Literature, Performance Studies, Medicine / Public Health, Arts - Performing, Arts - Visual, Women's and Gender Studies, Psychology / Social Psychology

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.