Haitian Studies Association

Members’ Corner

This is a space where the recent works of HSA scholars are highlighted.

H.S.A. members interested in sharing their highlights can contact us to let us know.


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Haitian Creole Maintenance In The Greater Chicago Area

This book examines the question of language maintenance and transmission by Haitian immigrants in the greater Chicago area based on fieldwork conducted in that community for almost two years. Essentially, this book addresses three main questions into which a few others are embedded: (1) Have the Haitian immigrants living in the greater Chicago area been able to successfully maintain Haitian Creole without shifting to English? (2) If so, how have they managed? And (3), if they have not been as successful, what have been the causes?

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Haiti’s long and complicated history with international intervention

October 27, 2022: Dr. Robert Fatton “Haiti’s long and complicated history with international intervention” NPR’s Rachel Martin talks to historian Robert Fatton about ill-fated interventions in Haiti, which is now embroiled in a crisis that has the country on the brink of collapse.

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More Foreign Intervention Won’t Solve Haiti’s Crises. Decolonization Will.

October 25, 2022: Dr. Cecile Accilien “More Foreign Intervention Won’t Solve Haiti’s Crises. Decolonization Will” on TruthOut.

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The Fight for Haiti’s Future

October 21, 2022: Edwige Danticat “The Fight for Haiti’s Future” in the New Yorker.

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Interview on Neg Mawon podcast

Dr. Regine O. Jackson (2022) interview on “The Failure of Categories” Neg Mawon podcast Scholar Series #23.

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Translation of Kettly Mars’s I Am Alive

Dr. Nathan Dize (2022) translation of Kettly Mars’s novel, I Am Alive (Je suis vivant) has been published by the University of Virginia Press in the CARAF Books series.

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