Merges cultural study of representations of Haiti with initiatives in multimodal expression of research. Themes addressed: humanitarianism; NGOs; HIV; “boat people” and other tropes of migration; the “restavèk” or child domestic worker; hip hop; Haiti and hemispheric partnerships; Haiti and the Left; Haiti and the Right; the “failed state” in contemporary global politics; postcoloniality before postcolonialism; Haiti and language; religious identities. Research projects may include development of the Haiti Lab’s Second Life “Haiti Island;” development of a virtual Creole language learning space; gps mapping; or collection of research data through cell phone technology. One course.
Information Science and Information Studies 215, Visual and Media Studies 251