Brueggeman Center presents talk on Haitian history, culture and development

Anthropologist Karen Richman of the University of Notre Dame decodes the myths of Haiti | February 23, 2009

The Brueggeman Center for Dialogue presents a discussion by anthropologist Karen Richman titled “Understanding Haitian Culture and Development” on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7:00 p.m. in Xavier’s Cintas Center. The presentation examines Haitian history, culture and society and how to approach the challenges of Haitian poverty, globalization and development.

Drawing upon three decades of research, Richman deconstructs some of the myths surrounding Haiti and explains how Haitians see themselves and their relations with the outside world.

Richman is director of the Migration and Border Studies Center at the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies. She is the author of Migration and Vodou as well as numerous articles and book chapters on migration, religion, gender and performance related to Haitian and Mexican transnational societies.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 513-745-3922 or visit