About the Editor

Celucien L. Joseph, Ph.D.

Celucien L. Joseph (a.k.a. "Dr. Lou"), Editor.

Celucien L. Josep, Ph.D. (University of Texas at Dallas) is the Curator/Editor of "Haiti: Then and Now."  Dr. Joseph is a Haitian-American writer, educator, and scholar, who serves as an Assistant Professor of English at Indian River State College (IRSC).  He is the Founder and President of Hope for Today Outreach, a Christian faith-based and non-profit organization, located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, that  serves and empowers underprivileged families,  the poor, and the needy in Haiti.

He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas at Dallas, where he studied Literary Studies and Intellectual History. Professor Joseph also holds an M.A. in French language and literature from the University of Louisville. In addition, he holds degrees in theological and religious studies. He serves in the editorial board and Chair of The Journal of Pan African Studies Regional Advisory Board; he also the curator of "Haiti: Then and Now." He edited JPAS special issue on Wole Soyinka entitled "Rethinking Wole Soyinka: 80 Years of Protracted Engagement" (2015). Dr. Joseph is interested in the intersections of literature, history, race, religion, theology, and history of ideas.

Professor Joseph is the author of several books including Race, Religion, and the Haitian Revolution: Essays on Faith, Freedom, and Decolonization (2012), From Toussaint to Price-Mars: Rhetoric, Race, and Religion in Haitian Thought (2013), Haitian Modernity and Liberative Interruptions: Discourse on Race, Religion, and Freedom (2013), God Loves Haiti (2015), and Radical Humanism and Generous Tolerance: Soyinka on Religion and Human Solidarity (2016). He has also contributed several encyclopedia entries and scholarly articles in various journals. His forthcoming book is entitled Thinking in Public: Faith, Secular Humanism, and Development in Jacques Roumain (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016). He is the lead editor of a forthcoming two volume anthology entitled Vodou in Haitian Memory: The Idea and Representation of Vodou in Haitian Imagination (Collection 1), and Vodou in the Haitian Experience: A Black Atlantic Perspective (Collection 2)--to be published by Lexington Books in 2016. He is currently working on a volume on Jean-Bertrand Aristide, former President of Haiti and Catholic-Priest Liberation Theology entitled ArCistide: A Theological and Political Introduction (under contract with Fortress Press).
 More information about his work can be found on his personal page.  He can be reached at haitithenandnow@gmail.com

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