Twenty-Sixth Annual
Haitian Studies Association Conference

Migration, Crossing Boundaries, Paths Forward

November 6-8, 2014
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana


Thursday November 6, 2014 at 5:00 PM EST
Saturday November 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST

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University of Notre Dame 
Notre Dame, IN  



Haitian Studies Association 
Haitian Studies Association 

Haitians living abroad for 20, even 30 years continue to cherish and ‘perform’ Haiti. This remarkable fact requires to be understood alongside the persistence of natural disasters, dysfunctional governments, and deleterious international pressures that have led too often to massive exodus.  We endeavor to understand not only the root causes of Haitian migration but also the complex folds of dual identity, nationality and citizenship at home and abroad.

This 26th annual conference—Migration, Crossing Boundaries, Paths Forward–will highlight the centrality of migration and border crossing. It aims for an exploration of the impact of distances and tensions in shaping the lives of Haitians across continents. We will also reflect on the relationship of Haitian immigrant communities with the home country as well as notions of diasporic consciousness and identity during waves of migration in different geographical locations. Haiti’s role in the history of the African Diaspora and the impact that Haitian immigrant communities have had on immigration policies, race relations and transnational studies in general will be highlighted. We will further examine how Haitian immigrant communities have negotiated power and resources in foreign lands and taken advantage of educational and economic opportunities while maintaining strong ties and allegiance to Haiti.

Conference Registration Rates
Please note if you are presenting you must be a current member of HSA and pay registration before October 1st  

Conference Registration includes:

Conference materials,  Lunch Friday & Saturday, Coffee Breaks Friday & Saturday,  Presidential Reception Thursday evening includes light refreshments, the film screening of Fatal Assistance Thursday following the Presidential Reception, the Book Launch/Cultural Event Friday night includes light refreshments

For more information regarding travel, hotel accommodations,  the schedule of events and visting the University of Notre Dame please visit the following websites:

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