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Bertin M. Louis, Jr., Ph.D.

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Bertin M. Louis, Jr., PhD is a cultural anthropologist. He received his PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2008 where he was a Chancellor’s Fellow and a Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellow in American Culture Studies. His research interests include Cultural Identity, the African Diaspora, Gender, Globalization, Haitian Protestantism, Transnationalism and Diversity in Higher Education. He has lectured on these topics in Europe, the Caribbean, Southern Africa and the United States. In 2007, he became an Inaugural Member of the Washington University Chapter of the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at Yale University . Some of his other most recent awards are a Fulbright Award from the International Institute of Education, the National Dean’s List Award, a Lambda Alpha Collegiate Honor Society for Anthropology Award , and the Washington University International and Area Studies Pre-Dissertation Research Grant.

With his Fulbright award for the 2005 academic year he completed his doctoral dissertation research in Nassau, Bahamas focusing on how Protestant Haitians create symbolic boundaries. His dissertation is titled: “ Protestant or Christian”: Symbolic boundaries and Long-Distance Nationalism among Protestant Haitians in Nassau, Bahamas .

Bertin M. Louis, Jr., Ph.D

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Bertin M. Louis, Jr., Ph.D.
Lecturer of Africana Studiesy

University of Tennessee
1207 McClung Tower & Plaza
Knoxville, TN 37996-0412

Office: (865) 974-2139
Fax: (865) 974-8669
E-mail: blouis2@utk.edu