Ayiti Kraze / Haiti in Fragments
The title of this forum "Ayiti kraze" stems from a Kreyol expression that often surfaces in moments when political institutions splinter apart (as when Jean-Bertrand Arisitide was ousted in 1991 during a coup détat). But, the idea of Haiti in fragments also suits this effort to piece together critical insights concerning this tragic predicament. The catastrophic events of January 12, 2010 have already transformed the way many researchers relate to their work. Scholars who typically take years to develop articles and books have organized symposia and published essays in a matter of days -- this forum is but one example. We hope this critical practice will endure long after Haiti is re-built. -- Michael Ralph, dossier editor
Sibylle Fischer; Laurent Dubois; Ferentz Lafargue; Michael Dash; Greg Beckett; Alex Dupuy; Karen Richman; Meg Satterthwaite; Millery Polyné; Gina Ulysse; Fabienne Doucet; and Chelsey Kivland.