Haitian Studies Association

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LeGrace Benson

Journal of Haitian Studies - Independent scholar

Email: legrace.benson@gmail.com
Open to talking with: Anyone

Interests: Environment, Performance Studies, Religion

LeGrace Benson holds an interdisciplinary PHD from Cornell University (1974; was an Associate Professor of History of Art at Cornell University, subsequently at Wells College, where she also became Associate Dean for Special Programs for Women. She was named Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Albany Center of Empire State College-SUNY, subsequently Coordinator of Communications and Humanities in the ESC Distance Learning Center. In 1991 she took early retirement in order to devote full time to Haitian Studies Creating the Arts of Haiti Research Project with an extensive library of relevant publications open to other scholars. She served several terms on the HSA Board and has been Associate Editor of the Journal of Haitian Studies since the journal began. In 2016 she served as President of HSA. She is also a member of KOSANBA, served on the Board and as President in 2017. She is the author of _Arts and Religions of Haiti_ 2017 and co-author of _Citadelle Henry; The Passion for Liberty_, 2020 as well as numerous articles and chapters.