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Courtney Pierre Joseph
Assistant Professor of History and African American Studies
African American History and Culture
Haiti and its Diaspora
Women and Gender Studies
Hip Hop Culture
PhD in History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA in History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA in History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a minor in African American Studies
History 202: African American History, 1500-1865
C. Pierre Joseph. “Being Black and Bicultural: Racial and Ethnic Identity Formation of Haitian Americans in Chicago” in Pan African Spaces: Essays on Black Transnationalism, edited by Msia Kibona Clark, Loy Azalia, and Phiwokuhle Mnyandu. (Lexington Books, Lanham MD: 2019).
C. Pierre Joseph. “Book Review: A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History by Jeanne Theoharis,” in The Public Historian, Volume 40, Number 4, November 2018.
C. Cain. “Book Review: The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics by Adam Ewing.” in Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, Summer 2018.
C. Cain. “Book Review: Battle for Bed-Stuy: The Long War on Poverty in New York City by Michael Woodsworth,” in The Black Scholar: Journal of Black Studies and Research, March 2018.
|Selected Conference Presentations|
Presenter: “The Sanctity of Stories: Haitians and Religion in Chicago” 2018 The Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, Loyola University
Presenter: “Haiti and Chicago: A Hidden History” 2018 Black Communities Conference, University of North Carolina
Presenter: “A Moment of Despair: Haitians in Chicago, 1957-1985” 2017 University of Texas at San Antonio 10th Annual African American Studies Symposium: Intersectional Black Identities
Presenter: “Duvalierism, the Changing Idea of Haiti and the Formation of the Haitian Diaspora in Chicago, 1957-1985” 2017
|Honors and Awards|
Most Outstanding Advisor, 2019, Lake Forest College
Bright Institute Fellowship 2018-2020, Knox College
Digital Chicago Fellowship 2018, Lake Forest College