Haitian Studies Association

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Nadege Clitandre-Madhere

University of California, Santa Barbara - Professor

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Interests: Black Studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Diaspora Studies, Humanitarian Aid, Identity, Immigration, Literature, Women's and Gender Studies

Nadège T. Clitandre is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies. Clitandre received her B.A. in English Literature from Hampton University, a M.A. in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Global Studies in 2011, Clitandre was the recipient of the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of English and the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB. She holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Black Studies and Comparative Literature. Clitandre works on theoretical framework s of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean Women's literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti post-earthquake. Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and building community through the development of libraries in Haiti. Clitandre's first monograph, Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary (2018) is published by the University of Virginia Press.