Nadège T. Clitandre

Department of Global Studies


African Diaspora, Caribbean literature, Post-colonial Literature, Haitian literature, culture, history, Gender and transnationalism, and Migration and identity


Nadège T. Clitandre is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies. Clitandre received her B.A. in English Literature from Hampton University, a M.A. in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, Sexuality at the University of California, Berkeley in 2009.  Before joining the program in 2011, Clitandre was the recipient of the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of English and the Center for Black Studies Research at UCSB.  She holds an affiliate appointment in the Department of Black Studies and Comparative Literature. She is the Haiti coordinator of the Haiti Projects at the Center for Black Studies Research.

Clitandre works on theoretical framework s of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean Women’s literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti post-earthquake.  Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and building community through the development of libraries in Haiti.

Clitandre's first monograph, Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary, published by the University of Virginia Press, is now available on Amazon: