Haitian Studies Program
Recognized for nearly two decades as a leader in scholarship, research, outreach and training related to Haiti, LACC's Haitian Studies Program has been named an FIU Program of Excellence. The Haitian Studies Program of Excellence at LACC provides specialized interdisciplinary training on Haiti and the Haitian Diaspora and aims to facilitate academic and professional development for those working in/on Haiti. Furthermore, the Haitian Studies Program serves as a tool to promote local and international partnerships related to Haiti and its peoples, an effort that is significantly leveraged by FIU's strategic location in Miami. Nearly half of the people of Haitian descent living in the US reside in Florida and no other county in the nation has as large a Haitian community as Miami-Dade County.
In an effort to enhance Haitian Studies at FIU and support the sustainability of Haitian Studies more broadly, LACC's Haitian Studies Program takes a multi-pronged approach to serving the university community, the South Florida community, the larger US community and the international community. The program is supported through both institutional and grant funding and prioritizes public/private partnerships.
More specifically, the LACC Haitian Studies Program of Excellence includes but is not limited to the following: