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Kersuze  Simeon-Jones

Kersuze Simeon-Jones

Kersuze Simeon-Jones
Associate Professor


Office: CPR 411
Phone: 813/974-3146



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.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
81512FRE 1120002Beginning French I
Placement test may be required; for permit call 974-2548.
CPR 463
SOC 285
95260AFA 4430004Afro-Diasporic Lit & Pol Mvmts
Crosslisted with AFA 6932 (CRN 95261)


BSN 1403

91583FRE 493000120th Cent Novel:Global Perspec
Global Perspectives. Crosslisted with FRW 5286-001 #95194.


CPR 350

95194FRW 5286001The 20th Century Novel
Global Perspectives. Crosslisted with FRE 4930-001 #91583.


CPR 350

95261AFA 6932001Afro-Diasporic Lit & Pol Mvmts
Crosslisted with AFA 4430 (CRN 95260)


BSN 1403

94833FRE 6971002Thesis: Master's

TBA 100