Master of Arts (M.A.)
Degree Granting Department
Dillon Mahoney, Ph.D.
Kevin A. Yelvington, Ph.D.
Kersuze Simeon-Jones, Ph.D.
civic engagement, higher education, intra anti-Haitianism, labor, protest, world anthropologies
Unlike many of the autoethnographic accounts in world anthropologies discourse, this study employs critical educational ethnography to both address the geopolitics of Haitian anthropology while also spotlighting an understudied group: university faculty. This study addresses: What are the conditions of academic labor for anthropology professors working in Haiti? Moreover, what is the price of being an anthropology professor at the School of Ethnology at the State University of Haiti (UEH), and how do professors add meaningful value to their labor through sacrifice, ingenuity, and civic engagement? Despite professors’ work-related challenges and Haiti’s severe “brain drain” levels, for many professors, their labor represents a commitment to civic engagement and their desire to work at home.
Scholar Commons Citation
Nau, Nadège, "Civic Engagement amid Civil Unrest: Haitian Social Scientists Working at Home" (2020). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.