Social scientist examines Haitian revolution at Bates

In conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Georges E. Fouron, professor of education at the State University of New York at Stonybrook, will give a talk titled The Influence of the Haitian Revolution on Revolutionary Movements in the 19th and 20th Centuries and Beyond at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, in the Keck Classroom (G52) of Pettengill Hall. The public is invited to attend the lecture, sponsored by the Bates Department of Anthropology, the Division of Social Sciences and the Martin Luther King Jr. Day planning committee, free of charge.

Fouron’s research interests include migration, transnationalism, sociolinguistics and bilingual education. A widely published scholar, he is the co-author with Nina Glick Schiller of Georges Woke Up Laughing: Long-distance Nationalism and the Search for Home (Duke University Press, 2001), a portrait of the Haitian experience of migration to the United States.

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