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Haitian Studies

The Haitian Studies initiatives at UCSB have produced many longstanding interdisciplinary projects including the Journal of Haitian Studies, KOSANBA: A Scholarly Association for the Study of Haitian Vodou, the Carrefour-Feuilles Research Project, and Haiti Flag Week.

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Engaged Scholarship

The Engaged Scholarship initiative develops scholarly epistemologies and methodologies based on a collaborative process of knowledge production among scholars and community members, activists, and artists.

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Kalfou: A Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies is a scholarly journal focused on social movements, social institutions, and social relations. We seek to build links among intellectuals, artists, and activists in shared struggles for social justice. 

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