Nadège T. Clitandre


Nadège T. Clitandre

HBCU Student Mentor

AfroLatinidades Institute

Nadège T. Clitandre is currently Associate Professor and Vice-Chair in the Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) where she holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Black Studies and the Comparative Literature Program. She is the author of Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary (2018) and co-editor of two volumes: The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat (2021) and Remembrance: Loss, Hope, Recovery after the Earthquake in Haiti (2016). Clitandre received her BA in English Literature from Hampton University, an MA in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in African Diaspora Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley. Clitandre works on theoretical frameworks of the African Diaspora and the global imaginary. She examines the linked relationship between migration, displacement, and transnationalism with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora as concept, anticolonial literature and decolonial struggles, postcolonial Caribbean Women’s literature, the cultural contours of globalization, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti post-earthquake. Her next project explores the concept of exceptionalism. Clitandre is the recipient of the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009) and the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (2004). Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and building community through the development of libraries and cultural centers in Haiti.

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