Bertin M. Louis, Jr.: Anti-Haitianism, Statelessness, and Religious Practice in the Bahamas

Friday, October 28, 2022 1:00 PM
Brooks Hall

Anti-Haitianism, Statelessness, and Religious Practice in the Bahamas

Bertin M. Louis, Jr. is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American & Africana Studies (AAAS) at the University of Kentucky and served as the inaugural Director of Undergraduate Studies for AAAS (2019-2021). He is President of the Association of Black Anthropologists, past Editor of Conditionally Accepted, and a current regular contributor to Higher Ed Jobs.  Dr. Louis studies the growth of Protestant forms of Christianity among Haitians transnationally, which is featured in his New York University Press book, “My Soul is in Haiti: Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas (2015)”  which was a Finalist for the 2015 Haitian Studies Association Book Prize in the Social Sciences.  He also studies human rights and statelessness among Haitians in the Bahamas and antiracist social movements in the US South.  Dr. Louis teaches courses in Black Studies and Cultural Anthropology and he received his PhD in 2008 from the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in Saint Louis.

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