Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 15, Numbers 1 & 2
Haitian Studies Association 20th Anniversary Issue


Development Revisited

Haiti’s Disproportionate Casualties after Environmental Disasters: Analyzing Human Vulnerabilities and the Impacts of Natural Hazards
—Crystal Andrea Felima

Attempts at Reforming Haiti’s Education System: The Challenges of Mending the Tapestry, 1979-2004
—Marc Prou

Historical Reimaginings

Dessalines’s American Proclamations of the Haitian Independence
—Deborah Jenson

Gendering the June Days: Race, Masculinity, and Slave Emancipation in Saint Domingue
—Elizabeth Colwill

The Success of Toussaint Louverture: Dependence by Design
—Logan Thomas

Birth of a Nation: The Creation of the Haitian Flag and Haiti’s French Revolutionary Heritage
—Philippe R. Girard

Old Stories, New Narratives

A New Look at the Events of 20 June 1793
—Jeremy D. Popkin

“Enfans de l’Amérique”: Configuring Creole Citizenship in the Press, 1793
—Aletha Stahl

Theory and the Social Revolution in Haiti
—David Fistein

Light at the End of the Road: Thomas Jefferson’s Endorsement of Free Haiti in his Final Years
—Arthur Scherr

Dossier: La Danse sur le volcan

La représentation de la révolution haïtienne en tant que conflit civil : La Danse sur le volcan de Marie Vieux-Chauvet
—Anja Bandau

The Ambiguities of Agency: Marie Vieux-Chauvet’s La Danse sur le Volcan
— Curtis Small

Narrativité et fictionnalité dans la Danse sur le Volcan
—Maurice Joseph

African Legacies

The Face of Lafwa: Vodou & Ancient Figurines Defy Human Destiny
— Sara A. Rich

Gouverneurs de la Rosée en « Pays » d’Afrique
—Lucie Viakinnou-Brinson

Fusing Dance Traditions

Yanvalou’s Elliptic Displacements: Staging Spirit Time in the United States
—Celia Weiss Bambara

Serving the Spirit of the Dance: A study of Jean-Leon Destiné, Lina Mathon Blanchet and Haitian Folkloric Traditions
—Allison E. Francis

Locating Sovereignty

On Rituals of Governance: An Inquiry into the Performative Logic of Sovereignty, Sparked by the Contemporary Practices of Bann a Pye in Bel Air, Haiti
—Chelsey Louise Kivland

Rational Cooperation: Situating Konbit Labor Practice in Context
—Christian N. Vannier

Re-construire l’identité haïtienne : entre individualisme et collectivisme
—Dieulermesson Petit-Frere


Atis Rezistans: the Place, the Video, the Academy (reviewed by LeGrace Benson)

Jana Evans Braziel, Artists, Performers, and Black Masculinity in the Haitian Diaspora (reviewed by Celucien L. Joseph)

Susan Buck-Morss, Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (reviewed by Patti M. Marxsen)

Maryse Condé, trans. Richard Philcox, I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem (reviewed by Mary Jo Muratore)

Doris L. Garraway, ed., Tree of Liberty: Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World (reviewed by Natalie Léger Palmer)

Léon-François Hoffmann, Frauke Gewecke, and Ulrich Fleischmann, eds., Haïti 1804 Lumières et ténèbres Impact et résonances d’une révolution (reviewed by Frantz Antoine Leconte)

J. Edward Hutson, ed., On the Treatment and Management of the More Common West-India Diseases 1750–1802 (reviewed by Deryck Murray)

Jean Jonassaint, Typo/Topo/Poéthique sur Frankétienne (reviewed by Asselin Charles)

Valerie Kaussen, Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, Globalization, and US Imperialism (reviewed by Peter Hallward)

Lorena Madrigall, Human Biology of Afro-Caribbean Populations (reviewed by Tara A. Inniss)

M. Catherine Maternowska, Reproducing Inequities: Poverty and the Politics of Population in Haiti (reviewed by Gina Athena Ulysse)

(KRISTO) Christian Nicholas and Fred Thomas, Here … There and Beyond: The Work of 16 Haitian Artists of Florida (reviewed by LeGrace Benson)

Bernardo Vega, ed., trans. Christine Ayorinde, Dominican Cultures: The Making of a Caribbean Society (reviewed by Sheridan Wigginton)

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Editorial Board

Claudine Michel
University of California, Santa Barbara

Associate Editors
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

LeGrace Benson
Arts of Haiti Research Project, Ithaca, New York

Managing Editor
Rose Elfman
University of California, Santa Barbara

Assistant Editor
Nadège Clitandre
University of California, Santa Barbara

Book Review Editors
Régine Michelle Jean-Charles
Boston College

Nadève Ménard
Université d'État d'Haïti

Kreyòl Editor
Jacques Pierre
Duke University

Editorial Board

Carole M. Berotte Joseph
Bronx Community College

Jhon Picard Byron
Faculté d'Ethnologie, UEH

Alix Cantave
W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Carrol F. Coates
Binghamton University, SUNY

Donald J. Cosentino
University of California, Los Angeles

Edwidge Danticat
Miami, Florida

Colin Dayan
Vanderbilt University

Michel DeGraff
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fritz Deshommes
Université d'État d'Haïti

Alex Dupuy
Wesleyan University

Robert Fatton Jr.
University of Virginia

León-François Hoffmann
Princeton University

Laënnec Hurbon
Centre de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

Jean Jonassaint
Syracuse University

Michel Laguerre
University of California, Berkeley

Yanick Lahens
Port-au-Prince, Haiti

George Lipsitz
University of California, Santa Barbara

Christopher McAuley
University of California,
Santa Barbara

Georges Michel
Université Quisqueya

Marie-José Nzengou-Tayo
University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica

Brenda Gayle Plummer University of Wisconsin

Gina A. Ulysse
Wesleyan University

Tatiana Wah
Columbia University

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