Jasmine Claude Narcisse, PhD (she/her/hers)

Member of the Board of the Henri Peyre French Institute, Curator of the Haiti Impunity Seminar

Interests: French and Francophone Literature and Philosophy. Writing and archiving of the Self - Francophone Caribbean Autobiography. Translation (French - Creole - English)
Human Rights, Everything Haiti.

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Academic Interests

French and Francophone Literature and Philosophy
Writing of the Self – Francophone Caribbean Autobiography
Translation, Human Rights and Citizenship.


“The 1900s Haitian Poetry: Nation, Culture and (Self-) Identity Quest”, A History of Haitian Literature, Editors: Marlene Daut, Kaiama L. Glover, Cambridge University Press, 2021 (Forthcoming). Print.

” Bamboola Bamboche : un roman de Jean-Claude Charles et des autres “, Francofonia n° 80, Editors : Yves Chemla & Alba Pessini, Spring 2021 (Forthcoming). Print.

” Noir, Nègre et Négoce(s): Navigating Being Black through the 70s. A reading of Le corps noir by Jean-Claude Charles “, Jean-Claude Charles: A Reader’s Guide, Editors: Martin Munro & Eliana Vãgãlãu, Liverpool University Press, 2021 (Forthcoming). Print. 

“Myriam Merlet” (Portrait). Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, First Edition, Editor-in-chief: Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Oxford University Press, 2016, 3192p.

 “Rhetoric of the Body and Tropes of Unreason in La Princesse de Clèves”, Fortune and Fatality, Performing the Tragic in Early Modern France, Desmond Hosford and Charles Wrightington, Eds. and Translators, pp. 118-132; Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008

Mémoire de Femmes (collaboration: Pierre-Richard Narcisse), Port-au-Prince: Unicef, 1997, 192p. Digitized version : http://jasminenarcisse.com/memoire/

 Violences Exercées sur les Femmes en Haïti, Text Editing and Publishing, Port-au-Prince: Unicef, 1996, 119p.

Translation into Creole and Publishing of:  Neptune Anglade, Mireille. La Femme Haïtienne en Chiffres/ Fanm Ayisyen an Chif,  Port-au-Prince: Unicef, 1996, 111p.

Germaine ou Chercher la vie, Port-au-Prince: Unicef, 1993, 165p.

Academic Services

Chair of the Ad Hoc Diversity Committee
of the Ph.D. Program in French. 2015 – present

Member of the Board of Directors of The
Henri Peyre French Institute. 2014-present

Student Representative, The Graduate Center, CUNY: Ph.D.
Program in French Executive Committee. 2007- 2009

Student Representative, The Graduate Center, CUNY: Ph.D.
Program in French Curriculum Committee. 2006 – 2007

Member of the MA in
Committee, The Graduate Center CUNY: Ph.D. Program in French. 2006-2008                        

awards & fellowships

The Henri Peyre French
Institute Travel Award. May 2015

Awarded Assistant to the Director of
The Henri Peyre French Institute. 2012–2014 
The Graduate Center
Dissertation Year Fellowship. 2014–2015. CUNY 
The Henry Peyre French
Institute Award & CUNY University Fellowship. 2011–2014
CUNY Tuition Award. 2008-2009 
CUNY Tuition Fellowship
& Graduate Teaching Fellowship. 2004-2008
Other professional activities

Curator of the seminar Impunity,
Responsibility & Citizenship: HAITI
for the Henri Peyre French
Institute, The Graduate Center, CUNY, NY. 2013-present

 Member of the Head Committee of the 2015 Symposium on
Haitian Creole and Culture: Theater in Haitian Creole: A space for engagement,
a tool for transformation. Brooklyn College and Medgar Evers College, October
30 – November 1st, 2015

 Curator of the permanent Exhibit Portraits de douze femmes haïtiennes célèbres/ Ten Notable Haitian
to be presented to the National Public Library of Haiti by S.E.
Michaelle Jean, President of the Organisation
Internationale de la Francophonie
(OIF). Commissioned by OIF. June 2015

 Animator of the Schools’ Creativity in a Fragile State:
Lessons from Haiti
at the 2014 World Innovation Summit on
Education (WISE 2014) in Doha, Qatar. November 2014

 Coordinator of the reporter team at the De la dictature à la démocratie? Transition, mémoire, justice
colloquium organized in Port-au-Prince, Haiti by the Ecole Normale Supérieure, State University of Haiti,
Port-au-Prince, Haiti. June 2014

 Curator of the seminar Haiti
for the Henri Peyre French Institute, The Graduate Center, CUNY,
NY. 2012

 Curator tor of the Annual Haitian Book Day for the Haitian
Book Centre at Casegha & York College, CUNY, NY. 2005-2012

 CEO and Director of the Haitian Book Centre. 2001-present.

 Freelance Translation and Copywriting
in English, French and Haitian Creole for The Social Science Research Council (SSRC),
The New York State Board Of Education, Western Suffolk Boces, Cs Tech Inc.,
Ralph Bunch Institute – Global Governance. 1996- Present


Masters of Philosophy, French, May 2009

Philosophy Doctorate – French, May 2018

The Graduate Center of CUNY, Ph.D. Program in French
Dissertation : Rhétorique du soi dans la littérature haïtienne du XXème siècleRhetoric of the Self in Twentieth Century Haitian Literature.
Committee:   Francesca Canadé-Sautman (Director), Lucienne Serrano, Vincent Crappanzano

Minor in French, 2004, York College, CUNY

Certificate in Linguistics, 1984, Center for Linguistics, State University of Haiti

BS in Pharmacy, 1982, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, State University of Haiti

Conferences & Talks

De l’en-soi au chez-soi : Géographie d’un identitaire haïtien chez Jean-Claude Charles, René Depestre et Emile Ollivier, The Haitian Studies Association 30th Annual Conference, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, November 8-10, 2018

Co-panelist (with Stève Puig & Usha Rungoo) at AATF Pedagogy Panel: Francophonies plurielles/Francophonie “in and out”, American Association of Teachers of French, Purchase College, September 29, 2018

Co-moderator of the workshop ” Enracinerrance et Traduction ” at Blues Writing : Jean-Claude Charles and Modern Caribbean Literature, Winthrop-King Institute, Florida State University, March 22 – 24, 2018

” Haiti dans la critique littéraire franco-caribéenne: Réductionnisme et compactage historique ” presented at Haiti: Beyond Commemorations & Boundaries, University of Chicago, May 12-14, 2016

Panelist at “A Centennial Celebration of Marie Vieux Chauvet”, The Graduate Center, CUNY, March 4, 2016

” La langue objet-sujet dans la littérature haïtienne francophone : un trait de littérature mineure ? ” delivered at the colloquium Evidence of Linguistic Encounters, Languages in Contact : From Imprint to Ownership, University of Toronto, April 30 – May 1, 2015

“Mémoire de Femmes– Histoire d’Haïtiennes: Retrospective and Prospective Work on Haitian Women in Digital Humanities, talk delivered at Duke University, NC, April 2014

 “Négritude et Indigénisme : des voies exclusives ?, delivered at the round table : A Centennial Celebration of Aimé Césaire, The Graduate Center, CUNY, October 2013

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