Intellectual History Panels at the Caribbean Studies Association’s 41st Annual Conference

Statue of the Neg Mawon, Port-au-Prince (Image from CSA Website)
Statue of the Neg Mawon, Port-au-Prince (Image from CSA Website)

The Caribbean Studies Association will hold its 41st Annual Meeting in less than a month. For the first time ever, the event will be held in Haiti (Port-au-Prince). Among the rich variety of panels, roundtables, films, performances, and workshops on the program are a number of sessions of interest to scholars of the black intellectual tradition. The list below provides a guide to some of those sessions. But it is by no means exhaustive. If you know of a session that will be of particular interest to AAIHS readers, please bring it to our attention in the comments section. Thank you/mèsi!

Day 1: June 6, 2016

Title: Translating Hispaniola: Accessibility and Haitian Cultural Production

Format: Roundtable

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan 3, 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Participants: Nathan Dize (Vanderbilt University); Mariana Past (Dickinson College); and Christen Mucher (Smith College)

Title: Caribbean Runways and Runaways

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 3, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Tao Leigh Goffe (Princeton University); Kristin Adele Okoli (Tulane University); and Ryan Joyce (UWI, Tulane University)

 

Title: Frank Martinus’ Influence on Caribbean Thought

Format: Roundtable

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan 2, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Guido Rojer (University of Curaçao); Louis Römer (New York University); Keisha Wiel (Temple University); Dana Muñiz Pacheco (Temple University)

 

Title: Rethinking Representations of the Haitian Revolution

Format: Roundtable

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 1, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Natalie Marie Léger (Queens College, CUNY); Philip Kaisary (Vanderbilt University and University of Warwick); Víctor Figueroa (Wayne State University); Marlene L. Daut (Claremont Graduate University)

 

Title: The Pioneers of Négritude and Antillanité

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 3, 5:20 pm – 6:35 pm

Participants: Giuseppe Sofo (Université d’Avignon); Michael Gilbert Grafais (UC, Santa Barbara); Anna Thomas (Brown University); Delia Blanco (Universidad Autonoma de la Republica Dominicana)

 

Day 2, June 7, 2016

Title: Haiti: Then and Now

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan 3, 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Participants: Leslie Alexander (The Ohio State University); Celucien Joseph (Indian River State College); Curtis Austin (The Ohio State University); Bertin Louis (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

 

Title: Politically Committed Intellectuals in the Caribbean

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 2, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Participants: Paul B. Miller (Vanderbilt University); Jorge Emilio (Universidad de la Habana); Patti Marxsen (Independent Scholar); Estherine Adams (University of Guyana)

 

Title: Space Invaders: The Caribbean in the Black American Radical Imagination

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 4, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Participants: Robyn Spencer (Lehman College); Natanya Duncan (Lehigh University); Russell Rickford (Cornell University); Annette Palmer (Morgan State University)

 

Title: Michel-Rolph Trouillot et la critique caribéenne de l’anthropologie

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan 1, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Espelencia Baptiste (Kalamazoo College); Jhon Picard Byron (Université d’Etat d’Haiti); Bettina Ng’weno (University of California, Davis); Maud Laethier (URMIS-IRD)

 

Title: After Disenchantment: Rethinking Caribbean Political Concepts

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan 2, 5:20 pm – 6:35 pm

Participants: Yarimar Bonilla (Rutgers University); Louis Philippe Romer (New York University); Eman Morsi (New York University); Ryan Jobson (Yale University)

 

Day 3, June 8

 Title: Caribbean Intellectuals and Their Legacies

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 1, 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Participants: Maurice St. Pierre (Morgan State University); Janice Anderson (York University); Raphael Hoermann (University of Central Lancashire); Solem Minjarez (Arizona State University)

 

Title: Contextualizing Caribbean Intellectual History

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriot Ayizan 1, 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Participants: Linden Lewis (Bucknell University); Anton Allahar (University of Western Ontario); Ronald Judy (University of Pittsburgh); Fred Reno (Universite des Antilles)

 

Title: Revisiting Marie Vieux Chauvet: Paradoxes of the Postcolonial Feminine

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriot Ayizan 1, 10:15 am – 11:30 am

Participants: Linden Lewis (Bucknell University); Anton Allahar (University of Western Ontario); Ronald Judy (University of Pittsburgh); Fred Reno (Universite des Antilles)

 

Title: Karen McCarthy Brown’s Legacy: Vodou and Global Movements

Format: Roundtable

Location and Time: Marriot Ayizan 2, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Claudine Michel (UC, Santa Barbara); Patrick Bellegarde-Smith (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee); LeGrace Benson (Art of Haiti Project); Karen Richman (University of Notre-Dame)

 

Title: Haiti in the Spanish Caribbean Imaginary

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 1, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel (Rutgers University); Don E. Walicek (University of Puerto Rico); Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert (Vassar College); Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (Rutgers University); Alaí Reyes-Santos (University of Oregon)

 

Title: New Perspectives on the Haitian Emigration Movement

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Kolibri Terrace, 5:20 pm – 6:35 pm

Participants: Leslie Alexander (Ohio State University); Brandon R. Byrd (Vanderbilt University); Sara Fanning (Texas Woman’s University); Dennis Hidalgo (Virginia Tech University)

 

Day 4, June 9

 Title: Caribbean Women Intellectuals and Political Movements

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan 3, 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Participants: Bárbara Paz Fernández Espinoza (Universidad de Chile); Lea Hülsen (Literary Studies, Ph.D. Candidate); Gina Dent (University of California, Santa Cruz)

 

Title: Coloniality in Caribbean Thought and Action

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan Terrace, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Halimah DeShong (UWI, Cave Hill); Aaron Kamugisha (UWI, Cave Hill); Tonya Haynes (UWI, Cave Hill); Kristina Hinds (UWI, Cave Hill)

 

Title: Perspectives on Haitian History and Its Global Implications

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Ayizan 1, 3:55 pm – 5:10 pm

Participants: Christoph Singler (Université de Franche-Comté); Barbara Paul-Emile (Bentley University); Anja Bandau (Leibniz Universitaet); Kristen Mahlis (CSU, Chico)

 

Day 5, June 10

 Title: Caribbean and African American Connections

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Digicel Building, Room 3, 10:15 am-11:30 am

Authors: Jarvis McInnis (Princeton University); Faith Smith (Brandeis University); Felix Jean-Louis (Florida International University); Lisa Lawlor (SUNY Buffalo)

 

Title: Caribbean Intellectual Histories, Movements, and the Power of Language

Format: Panel

Location and Time: Marriott Kolibiri Terrace, 3:55 pm-5:10 pm

Authors: Marina Magloire (Duke University); Faith Smith (Brandeis University); Gregory Pierrot (University of Connecticut-Stamford); Gwen Bergner (West Virginia University)


Brandon Byrd

Brandon R. Byrd is an assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt University and working on a book manuscript entitled, An Experiment in Self-Government: Haiti in the African-American Political Imagination. Follow him on Twitter @bronaldbyrd.

Comments on “Intellectual History Panels at the Caribbean Studies Association’s 41st Annual Conference

  • Cool, wish I could go.

    • Vincent: I plan on providing a write-up of the conference in my next blog post. Stay tuned!

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