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Haitian Scholar Looks to Chronicle New York Haitian Community

Meet the man who has been tasked with studying New York’s Haitian Diaspora in the hopes of developing and defining scholarly research on Haitian studies and changing the narrative of Haitians.

Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Ph.D Photo Credit: Garry Pierre-Pierre

By Makana Eyre 

Meet Jean Eddy Saint Paul, Ph.D, the Brooklyn College professor using empirical study to understand New York’s Haitian Diaspora.

On most days, Dr. Saint Paul, the founding director of the City University of New York’s Haitian Studies Institute (HSI), sits in his double office tucked away on the third floor of James Hall at Brooklyn College.


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Makana Eyre

Makana Eyre is a freelance reporter based in Paris, France. For the Haitian Times, he covers social, cultural and political topics related to the Haitian diaspora in Europe. Makana is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School where he was a fellow at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.
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May. 01, 2018