Bertin Louis Jr. can discuss the social and economic impacts of the 2010 earthquake and 2008 hurricanes that struck Haiti, and he can place those natural disasters within their short-term and long-term historical contexts.
A cultural anthropologist, Louis’ research interests include cultural identity, the African diaspora, gender, globalization, Haitian Protestantism, transnationalism and diversity in higher education. He has lectured on these topics in Europe, the Caribbean, Southern Africa and the United States.
In 2007, he became an Inaugural Member of the Washington University Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale University . Some of his other most recent awards are a Fulbright Award from the International Institute of Education, the National Dean’s List Award, a Lambda Alpha Collegiate Honor Society for Anthropology Award , and the Washington University International and Area Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Grant.
Expertise Categories: Cultural Identity | Haiti | African Diaspora