Spring 2012

Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 18, Number 1


Who Decides?: Defining the Promises and Perils of Autonomy, Engagement, and Institutional Change in Haiti Post-Quake
—Fabienne Doucet & Jody A. Dublin

NGO Nation

Unintended Consequences: The Technology of Indicators in Post-Earthquake Haiti
—Margaret L. Satterthwaite & P. Scott Moses

Genetically Modified Organizations?: Understanding and Supporting Civil Society in Urban Haiti
—Mark Schuller

To Defend or Develop?: On the Politics of Engagement among Local Organizations in Bel Air, Haiti, Before and After the Quake
—Chelsey Kivland

Childhood & Education in Crisis

Moving Children in Haiti: Some Hypotheses on Kinship, Labor, and Personhood in the Haitian Context
—Diane Hoffman

Arrested Development: How Lack of Will Cripples Educational Reform in Haiti
—Fabienne Doucet

L'Eseignement Supérieur en Haïti: Une Evaluation post-Sismique/Perspectives de Reconstruction et de Rèforme
—Antoine Atouriste


Travesty in Haiti: A True Account of Christian Missions, Orphanages, Food Aid, Fraud, and Drug Trafficking, by Timothy Schwartz (Review by Benjamin Edwards)

Tectonic Shifts: Haiti Since the Earthquake, edited by Mark Schuller & Pablo Morales (Review by Pierre Minn)

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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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