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The Grassroots Gang: Politics, Violence, and Development in a Haitian Ghetto

  • 4/23/2014 | 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom
  • Event Type: Lecture

The Grassroots Gang: Politics, Violence, and Development in a Haitian GhettoThe Grassroots Gang: Politics, Violence, and Development in a Haitian Ghetto

Please join us as Dr. Kivland explores the relationship between street gangs, grassroots community politics, the state, and international development and aid organizations in Port-au-Prince Haiti.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
5:00 pm
VAC Beam


Chelsey Kivland is the McKennan Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College and is a cultural and political anthropologist who studies street politics and violence in urban Haiti. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Haitian Studies, Political and Legal Anthropology Review, and Cultural Anthropology, and she is currently preparing a book entitled "Street Sovereigns: Politics, Violence, and Development in Urban Haiti."

Sponsored by: the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Latin American Studies, and the Charles F. Adams Lectureship Fund.