Yveline Alexis, PhD
Yveline Alexis is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies at Oberlin College. Haiti Fights Back: The Life & Legacy of Charlemagne Péralte is the first US scholarly examination of the politician and caco leader (guerrilla fighter) who fought against the US military occupation of Haiti (1915-1934).
BA, History & African Studies; Cornell University
- PhD, History/Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Studies;
- MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Africana Studies/Critical Caribbean Studies; Rutgers University.
- History of the Caribbean, the Americas, and African Diaspora
- Resistance, Agency, and Political Acts
- Memory Studies and oral history of silenced and ignored minority groups
- Africana Studies
- Comparative American Studies
- History & Women/Gender Studies
- International Affairs
- 2020 Review of The Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the The Unfinished Revolution. Karen Salt. H-LatAm. August, 2020
- 2020 “My Dear Charlemagne,” by Widow Massena Péralte from THE HAITI READER: HISTORY, CULTURE, POLITICS, Edited by Drs. Laurent Dubois, Kaiama Glover, Nadève Ménard, Millery Polyné and Chantalle Verna (Duke University Press, 2020)
- 2018 Review of We Dream Together: Dominican Independence, Haiti, and the Fight for Caribbean Freedom. Anne Eller. The Journal of Haitian Studies, Volume 24 No. 2, 2018, pp. 158-160
- 2018 Review of Haiti and the Uses of America: Post U.S. Occupation Promises. Chantalle F. Verna. Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean History/ Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes, 43:3, 445-447
Media & Public Appearances
- 2023, Guest Historian of award-winning film, Alain Martin’s documentary, “The Forgotten Occupation”
- Interviewed by Dr. Gerald Horne for KPFK-Los Angeles, the Haitian Times
- Featured Speaker at: Brown University, Bloomfield College, University of Rhode Island, College of Wooster, University of Rhode Island, University of Miami, University of Buffalo, Tufts University, University of Michigan, and Vanderbilt University.
- Plenary and keynote speaker for the National Council on Public History; Boston College’s Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture; and Syracuse University.
- Neg Mawon podcast
haitian history from A-Z
africa in ayiti
fanm poto mitan
peralte & cacos
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