CFP: Roots and Branches: New Directions in Haitian Studies


Roots and Branches: New Directions in Haitian Studies

A Graduate Student Conference

January 23rd, 2012

Keynote Speakers: Jeremy Popkin and Laurent Dubois

New York University is proud to host “Roots and Branches: New Directions in Haitian Studies”, an effort to bring together graduate students in Haitian Studies from around the country. NYU’s Institute of French Studies and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies invites submissions of abstracts for papers on Haiti, past and present. Submissions are welcome from across the humanities and social sciences.

The conference will offer graduate students the opportunity to present their work to their peers and receive critical feedback, and will facilitate conversation about researching Haiti at this critical juncture in the country’s history.  Presentations should be 30 minutes long. After the conference, students are invited to participate in public conversation with speakers Jeremy Popkin and Laurent Dubois about Haitian history and its implications for the present.

There is a strong likelihood that some or all of participants’ travel expenses will be covered.

Please send abstracts of 500 words, along with a CV, to
by July 15, 2011.

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