Haitian Studies Association

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Alexandra Cenatus

UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere - Professor

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Email: acenatus@ufl.edu
Open to talking with: Anyone

Interests: Anthropology, Diaspora Studies, Digital Humanities, Identity, Immigration, Religion

Bio:
Alexandra holds an M.A in Latin American Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. Cenatus' research interests center on how gender, religion, race, and class interact, with a focus on Haiti. In 2015, she received funding from the UF-Duke National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to explore the social role of priestesses in Haitian Vodou. Her M.A. thesis builds on this research and analyzes the ways in which Haiti's social changes affect the economic livelihood of Haitian Vodou priestesses. Cenatus is currently working on creating an online exhibit that will showcase the experiences of Haitian immigrants in the United States: The Haitian American Dream, a project from the Intersections on Global Blackness and Latinx Identity group.