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Dr. Kersuze Simeon-Jones holds a joint position in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies and the Department of World Languages, at the University of South Florida. She is also an Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies. Her primary research and teaching interests include: Intellectual History and Political Movements of the African Diaspora, Francophone Studies, Haitian History and Literature; Women History within the Black Diaspora.
Dr. Simeon-Jones is the author of Literary and Sociopolitical Writings of the Black Diaspora in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Lexington Books. She has also published numerous articles, book chapters, and encyclopedic entries. Her work include: “The Négritude Philosophy and the Movement,” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies; “The Pan-African Philosophy and Movement: The Practice of Multiculturalism,” Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism, Routledge; “Noiristes: Black Power and Black Pride,” Digital Library of the Caribbean; “Démences, Psychoses et Liberté Psychique dans Le Cri de l’oiseau rouge,” Ecrits d’Haïti: Perspectives sur la littérature haïtienne contemporaine, Editions Karthala; “Masculinity in Hurston’s Texts,” The Inside Light: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston, Praeger Books; “Haiti’s Politico-Cultural Transcript: Moving toward National Rehabilitation,” Negritud: Afro-Latin American Studies; “Production et Reproduction: Le Symbolisme Historique du Corps de la Femme Antillaise et de sa Progéniture,” Journal of Caribbean Studies; “Free Poetics, Nation Language in Caribbean Literature,” Journal of Caribbean Studies.
Dr. Simeon-Jones holds an Interdisciplinary Doctoral degree in: History and Literature of the Black Diaspora, from the University of Miami, Florida. She completed a Master Degree in French and Francophone Literature at Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor Degree in French Literature and, Spanish Language and Literature, also from Rutgers.