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The Global Caribbean – CSA-Haiti 2016

The Global Caribbean – CSA-Haiti 2016

The Global Caribbean – CSA-Haiti 2016

Friday, September 25, 6PM

As a prelude to the annual Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference to be held in Haiti for the first time, in 2016 under the theme, “Caribbean Global Movements: People, Ideas, Culture, Arts for Economic Sustainability,” CSA and the Florida Africana Studies Consortium (FLASC) invite the public to a symposium exploring issues that will have an impact on future transcendence beyond putative paradigms of underdevelopment.

This South Florida event provides an opportunity to discuss the ways, from music to nursing, in which the Caribbean is not only local but global. Haiti’s important role in this process will be highlighted. Presenters’ books will be available for sale.


Heather Russell, FIU, Co-Editor of Rihanna. Barbados World-Gurl in Global Popular Culture (2015)


Carole Boyce Davies, President, CSA – Introduction: “CSA-Haiti 2016”

Terry-Ann Jones, Fairfield University
 “Migrants, Refugees, and the Politics of Immigrant Categorization”

Keithley Woolward, College of the Bahamas, CSA Vice-President
“Across the Water: Haiti’s Bahamian Diaspora” – a 14 minute documentary film which traced the complex relations between Haitians, Bahamian and Bahamians of Haitian Descent

Angelique Nixon, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Program Co-Chair, CSA-Haiti, “Carnival, Resistance, and Return in Edwidge Danticat’s After the Dance”

Karen Flynn, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, “Race, the State and Haitian Women in Canada”

Meagan Sylvester, University of the West Indies St. Augustine, CSA-Newsletter Editor, Music Analyst “Music of the Caribbean Diaspora – Yesterday, Today and Beyond”

Michael Barnett, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica “Rastafari as an Example of a Caribbean Global Movement”