Haitian Studies Association

Emerging Scholars


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HSA Emerging Scholars: The Mapou: Peer Support Groups

THE MAPOU: PEER RASIN GROUPS seeks to hold space for any member of HSA to have the opportunity to build professional relationships that foster community, accountability, and career advancement/discernment. Mapou participants commit to joining a year-long rasin group that meets twice a semester and once in the summer (five total). Mapou meetings are structured around a set of questions that help move professionals toward the program goals of building intentional community, creating accountability, and supporting professional advancement. 

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Emerging Scholars Café (Nov. 10, 2023)

The Emerging Scholars Committee would like to invite you to its next Emerging Scholars Café on November 10 at 2:00 p.m./East on Zoom.
We welcome Victor Charly Camilien, PhD student, to present on the topic “formes communautaires de solidarité” and Ammcise Apply, PhD student on the topic “Climate change, human health and wellbeing, health & health disparities”. The event will take place on zoom. We also welcome Dr. Lefranc Joseph as a commentator on this panel. This panel will be moderated by Websder Corneille. We look forward to having you among us.

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Emerging Scholars Committee Message to Conference Attendees

The Emerging Scholars committee is dedicated to the development and support of new generations of scholars of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. We coordinate mentorship events and advocate for the particular concerns of students and emerging scholars with the association.
Emerging as a scholar is an ongoing process and we welcome participation from all self-identifying emerging scholars. Those programs which are restricted to current students (undergraduate and graduate) are labeled as such. 

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Emerging Scholars Café (Sept. 15, 2023)

The Emerging Scholars Committee would like to invite you to its next Emerging Scholars Café on september 15, 2023 at 3:00 pm East on Zoom.

We welcome Dr. France Neff, to present on the topic “Haitian Immigrant Families view of Acculturation: An interpretive phenomenological Analysis”; Dulanda Saintcyr, degree in Political Science & African American Studies on the topic “Political engagement, Black liberation”; and  Marcea T. Daiter PhD student interdisciplinary Studies:Concentration in Humanities and Culture, on the topic “Ritual, Spirituality, Modernity, and Creativity”.

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Call for Michel-Rolph Trouillot Fund Applications (Sept. 15, 2023)

The Michel-Rolph Trouillot Fund was started in 2012 to broaden participation in the Haitian Studies Association among academics, researchers, artists, intellectuals, and professionals who are based in Haiti and who do not have the possibility of traveling to the conference without financial assistance.
Due to the current barriers to securing visas from the US Embassy, for 2023 the Michel-Rolph Trouillot award will temporarily prioritize Haitian scholars based in Haiti or studying abroad as international students who have a visa or are otherwise able to travel within or to the United States to participate in the conference.

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Call for Emerging Scholar Award Applications (Sept. 15, 2023)

The Emerging Scholars Committee of the Haitian Studies Association invites applications for the following 2023 awards. Award recipients will be honored at the 35th Annual HSA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from October 5-8, 2023.
HSA established the Student and Emerging Scholars’ fund during the 2006 conference. Since 2008, the HSA board has earmarked $1000 annually to support student research and participation in our annual conference.

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Emerging Scholars Café (Apr. 28, 2023)

The Emerging Scholars Committee would like to invite you to our first Emerging Scholars Café of this year on April 28, 2023 at 2:00 pm EDT on Zoom.
We welcome Dr. Kapriskie Seide, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology at Davidson College, on the topic “Disability related to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti” and Pascal Dafinis Ph.D Student, Global Studies, University of Irvine, on the topic “Haitian Migration through Latin America”. We also welcome Dr. Darlene Dubuisson, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh, as a commentator for this panel. Presentations will be in English and French and will be followed by a discussion in all three languages (English, Creole, French). We look forward to your attendance.

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Emerging Scholars Workshop: Writing Successful Abstracts (Mar. 31, 2023)

The Emerging Scholars Committee of the Haitian Studies Association (HSA) invite you to participate in our series of mentorship activities where we will reflect on key topics and issues for emerging scholars.
In March, we will discuss strategies for preparing successful abstracts for conferences or other calls for papers. Scholars from several disciplines will share reflections and tips based on their experiences.
Bring your draft abstracts for HSA’s 35th annual conference Ayiti Se Tè Glise: Im/Migration, Movement & In-Betweenness which are due April 15th, 2023.

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Emerging Scholars Café (Dec. 9, 2022)

The Emerging Scholars Committee would like to invite you to its last Emerging Scholars Café for the year on December 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm EDT on Zoom. 
We welcome Samantha Schifano, doctoral student at University of Buffalo, to present “Caribbean/Eco-Criticism/French Literature” and Jameson Léopold, masters student at Université de Toulouse, on the topic “The implementation of a public policy to prevent the brain drain from Haiti.” We also welcome Dr Cécile Accilien, professor at Kennesaw State University, as commentator for this panel. Presentations will be in English and French followed by a discussion in all three languages (English, Creole, French). We look forward to having you with us.

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Emerging Scholars Café (Oct.14, 2022)

The Emerging Scholars Committee would like to invite you to its next Emerging Scholars Café on October 14, 2022 at 2:00 p.m./East on Zoom. We welcome Dr. Glodel Mezilas to present on the haitian crisis; Websder Corneille, degree in applied linguistics, on the topic “Coupé Cloué, ambiguïté, musique populaire” The event will take place on zoom. We also welcome Dr. Joos Vincent as commentator for this panel. Presentations will be in English an french followed by a discussion in all three languages (English, Creole, French). We look forward to having you with us.

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Emerging Scholars Café (Sept. 9, 2022)

The Emerging Scholars Committee would like to invite you to its first ever Emerging Scholars Café on September 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m./East on Zoom. We welcome Dr. Felix Jean-Louis to present on Haitian Internationalism in the Age of Global Blackness; and Willie Mack, PhD candidate in History, on the topic of Triple Minority: Haitian “Boat People,” Policing, and Mass Incarceration in New York City. The event will take place on zoom. We also welcome Dr. Kiran Jayaram as a commentator for this panel. Presentations will be in English followed by a discussion in all three languages (English, Creole, French). We look forward to having you with us.

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Emerging Scholars Roundtable: Thinking Creatively through COVID (Aug. 20, 2022)

The Emerging Scholars committee of the Haitian Studies Association invite you to participate in our series of mentorship activities where we will reflect on key topics and issues for emerging scholars.

In August, we will present how scholars reclaimed their time during the pandemic, learned new skills, and created new initiatives that enhanced their personal and professional lives.  We will also discuss how to highlight new COVID talents for prospective job and research opportunities.

The moderated discussion will be in English with translation and followed by Kreyol summary between panelists.

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Emerging Scholars Roundtable: Research in the Contemporary Moment (June 23, 2022)

The Emerging Scholars committee of the Haitian Studies Association invite you to participate in our series of mentorship activities where we will reflect on key topics and issues for emerging scholars.
In June, we will discuss research in the contemporary moment including questions of ethics, methods, and logistics.
The moderated discussion will be bilingual (English/Haitian Creole) without translation and followed by language-specific and disciplinary affinity break out groups.

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Announcing the Emerging Scholars Café!

The Haitian Studies Association (HSA) is pleased to announce the creation of a space for discussion and exchange dedicated primarily to emerging researchers. If you have a research project in progress or have completed your first major research project within the last two years, you are invited to present your research, your proposal, or preliminary results, or the methodological, epistemological, and ethical challenges in your experience as an emerging researcher.

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