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TEDxDuke - Deborah Jenson on The Duke FHI Haiti Humanities Laboratory Cholera Project

DEBORAH JENSON of the Haiti LabDeborah Jenson is Professor of French and Romance Studies at Duke University, Interim Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies, and co-Director of the Haiti Lab. She has developed and co-taught a series of Creole courses at Duke, including "Haitian Creole for the Recovery." Her current Haiti research focuses on the "French era" in the Dominican Republic (1804-1808), revolutionary and independence texts by Haitian leaders, Haiti and Latin American independence movements, U.S. response to the Haitian independence, the cultural history of trauma in Haiti, and reconstruction ideologies and logistics. She has taught on the Haitian Revolution, francophone literature and the African diaspora in 19th century New Orleans, Haitian legacies in New Orleans, theories of representation, and Flaubert and the neuroscience of imitation. About TEDxTEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, "ideas worth spreading." The program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.At TEDx events, a screening of TEDTalks videos -- or a combination of live presenters and TEDTalks videos -- sparks deep conversation and connections. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis.
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