Haitian Studies Association

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Cae Joseph-Masséna

The University of Miami - Assistant Professor

Interests: Black studies, Cultural Studies, Diaspora Studies, Literature, Music, Sexualities, Women’s and Gender Studies

Cae Joseph-Masséna is an Assistant Professor of Comparative, Cultural and Francophone studies in the department of Modern Literature & Languages at the University of Miami. Her recent work focuses on contemporary Haitian women writers. She obtained a Ph.D. in Modern French and Francophone Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Francophone Studies from University Paris-Est, France. A trained Jazz Vocalist and Berklee College of Music alumnus, her research focuses more broadly on the entanglement of voice, music, ritual and sound in Black women’s literary texts. Her research areas include comparative approaches to African diasporic literatures of the francophone Atlantic with an emphasis on Sound/Voice Studies, Haitian Studies and feminist queer of color critique. She is currently working on her first monograph entitled “Voicing Ezili: Afro-Sonic Feminism in Haitian Women’s Fiction.”