Dr. Jeb Sprague-Silgado Curriculum Vitae

Department of Sociology

Social Sciences & Media Studies Bldg.

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430


(805) 893-3324 fax

email: jhsprague[at]soc[dot]ucsb[dot]edu

&  JSpragueSilgado[at]travaysosyal[dot]com

academic web page: http://sites.google.com/site/jebsprague/


        2015     Ph.D. Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

        2011     M.A. Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

        2008     M.A. International Political Economy (IPE), University of Manchester, UK.

        2007     M.A. History, California State University, Long Beach, USA.

        2004     B.A. History, California State University, Long Beach, USA.

Academic Positions

        2015-201          Visiting Faculty, Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.

        2016-2017           Visiting Faculty, Ensitit Travay Sosyal & Syans Sosyal  (Institute of Social Work & Social Science), Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

        2017                    Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology, Santa Barbara City College, USA.

        2016                    Summer Faculty, Qingdao University, China.

        2016                    Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology, California State University, Channel Islands, USA.

        2016                    Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology,  California Polytechnic State University, USA.

        2016                    Adjunct Lecturer of Sociology, California Lutheran University, USA.

Research Areas

        Globalization and transnationalism, race and class, economic and political sociology, social theory, development, inequality, comparative historical sociology, social movements, social control, the Caribbean, Latin America, East Asia.

Teaching Areas

        Globalization and transnationalism, race and class, economic and political sociology, social theory, social movements, development, inequality, comparative historical sociology, social control, the Caribbean, Latin America, qualitative research methods, introduction to sociology.

Sole-authored Books & Manuscripts

         2015    The Caribbean and Global Capitalism (University of California, Santa Barbara: Dissertation), 265 pp. Currently expanding and reformatting for future book publication.

        2012     Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti (New York City, NY, USA: Monthly Review Press),  400pp. Reviewed in: Al Jazeera, Choice, Haiti Then and Now, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Journal of World-Systems Research, Inter Press Service, New Political Science, New West Indian Guide, Race & Class, Social Movement Studies, The Bullet, WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor and Society, Znet.

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Edited Volumes

2015    Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania(Abingdon, Oxon, UK; New York, NY, USA: Routledge), 322pp.   Reviewed in: Journal of World-Systems Research.  Forthcoming reviews in: Journal of Contemporary Asia, Critical Sociology.


Refereed Journal Articles

          2017    "The Caribbean Cruise Ship Business and the Emergence of a Transnational Capitalist Class,"  Revise and Resubmit with the: Journal of World Systems Research. Forthcoming.

          2015    "From International to Transnational Mining: The Industry's Shifting Political Economy and the Caribbean," Caribbean Studies, Vol. 43, No. 1. P. 71-110.

          2013     Marcelo del Castillo-Mussot, Jeb Sprague, & Alfredo de la Lama García, "Global Capitalism and 'North-South' Uneveness: In Light of Ranking, Statistical Correlations, and Profits from the Forbes' Worldwide List of 2000 Top Firms," Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol 12. P. 219-245. 

2012     “Paramilitaries in Haiti,” Monthly Review, Vol. 64, No. 4. P. 24-36.  Expanded version published here in the newspaper Haiti Liberte, Vol. 6, No. 8. [Turkish version: "Haiti'deki Paramiliter Güçler," Monthly Review (Turkish edition)", Şubat 2012, P. 55-67.]

2011     “Empire, Global Capitalism, and Theory: Reconsidering Hardt and Negri,” Current Perspectives in Social Theory. Vol. 29. P. 187-207.

Book Chapters

        2017    William I. Robinson and Jeb Sprague-Silgado, "The Transnational Capitalist Class: Origin and Evolution of a Concept" in Mark Juergensmeyer, Manfred Steger, Saskia Sassen, and Victor Faesse, Eds., The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies (Oxford University Press). In Press. [Español version forthcoming: "La clase transnacional capitalista: origen y evolución de un concepto"]

        2017    "Hegemony in the Caribbean under Global Capitalism," in Simon Granovsky-Larsen and Dawn Paley, Eds., Organized Violence and the Expansion of Capital. In Press.

        2017     “Transnationally Oriented Elites and the Flexibilization of Paramilitarism in Haiti,” in Joshua Lund and Anne Garland Mahler, Eds., Men with Guns: Cultures of paramilitarism and the modern americas. In Press. Book project received 2014-15 FORD-LASA funding. [Français version forthcoming: "Les élites d’orientation transnationale et la flexibilisation du paramilitarisme en Haïti"]

       2015     "Global capitalism and transnational class formation in Asia and Oceania," , P. 3-18, in Jeb Sprague, Eds, Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania (London, UK: Routledge).  An updated and slightly expanded version of this article is available on the website of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism

       2012     “Transnational State,” in George Ritzer, eds, The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, First Edition (Malden, MA, USA and Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd), P. 2031-2037.

Scholarly Interviews Conducted

 2014     "Transnational Corporations in Twenty-first Century Capitalism: An Interview with Grazia Ietto-Gillies,” Critical Perspectives on International Business, Vol. 10, No. 1, P. 35-50.  Special 10th Anniversary Issue.

            2010     “Statecraft in the Global Financial Crisis: An Interview with Kanishka Jayasuriya,” Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies. No. 3, P. 127-138.
            2007     “Haiti and the Jean Dominique Investigation: An Interview with Mario Joseph and Brian Concannon,”  Journal of Haitian Studies. Fall 2007, Vol. 13, No. 2. P. 136-150. Republished, “The Jean Dominique Murder Investigation: An Interview with Mario Joseph and Brian Concannon,” in 3-part serial format with Haïti Liberté newsweekly. Vol.3, No.19. November 25-December 2, 2009; Vol.3, No.20. December 2-8, 2009; Vol.3, No.21. December 9-15, 2009.

Works in Progress or under review
          2019    "The transnational capitalist class and cross-border mergers & acquisitions: inequality and integration"  (in progress)  
          2019    "The Caribbean in the Global System: Restructuring for Transnational Capital" (in progress)
          2018    Jasmin Hristov, Jeb Sprague-Silgado, and Aaron Tauss, Eds., The Political Violence of Capital: Paramilitary Formations In Global Perspective. See CFP here. Forthcoming.
          2018    Jeb Sprague-Silgado and Salvador Rangel, "Racialized class formation and the contingencies of history" (in progress).
          2018    "Migrant Remittances, Transnational Integration, and Capitalist Accumulation in the Caribbean" (under review).
          2017    "Transnational Capitalist Class and Relations of Production in Asia and Oceania" (under review).  [A Mandarin Chinese translation of this article is available here: 亞洲及大洋洲的跨國資本主義階級和生產關係Ground breaking 破土 web collective based in Taiwan, Hong Kong, & mainland China.]

Short Essays & Book Reviews

            2017     Toward an Understanding of Transnational Capitalism in the Caribbean: A Review of Hilbourne Watson, Eds., Globalization, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Caribbean. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press  (2015). Latin American Perspectives. In Press.

            2014    Review of Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire, London, UK: Verso (2012), Critical Sociology. Vol. 40, No. 5. P. 803-807.

            2014     "Cruise Ships and Global Capitalism,Global-E: A Global Studies Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2.

 2011     Review of Peter Dicken, Global Shift, Fifth Edition: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy, New York City, USA: The Guilford Press (2007). Journal of Sociology. Vol. 47, No. 2. P. 219-221.

2011     Review of Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, Migrants for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Labor to the World, Minneapolis, USA: University of Minnesota Press (2010). Science & Society. Vol. 75, No. 3. P. 442-444.

2009     Review of Jerry Harris, The Dialectics of Globalization: Economic and Political Conflict in a Transnational World, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2008), Globalizations. Vol. 6, No. 2. P. 319.

2008     Review of Peter Hallward, Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment, London, UK: Verso (2008), Randall Robinson, An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President, New York City, USA: Basic Civitas Books (2007), and Alex Dupuy, The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti, and the International Community, Lanham, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2006). NACLA Report on the Americas. November-December 2008. Vol. 41, No. 6. P. 46-47.

  2007    Jeb Sprague & Wadner Pierre, “Haiti: Poor Residents of Capital Describe a State of Siege (Update),” in Peter Phillips and Andrew Roth (eds.), Censored 2008: The Top 25 Censored Stories (New York City, NY, USA: Seven Stories Press), P. 82-84. This piece was republished in Español on Aporrea.org.

Short Analytical and Editorial Pieces (a partial listing)

            2016    "Polyarchy in the Dominican Republic: The elite versus the elite," NACLA. An expanded español version "La Poliarquía en República Dominicana," published in El Grillo and Rebelión.

            2014    "Jamaica and the Politics of Debt Trap," teleSUREspañol version here: "Jamaica y la trampa de la deuda externa," America Latina en Movimiento.

            2013    "Island of Hispaniola: Coalitions and cross-border solidarity," (Notes on the political conditions in the Dominican Republic & Haiti) Pambazuka News, Pan-African Voices for Freedom and Justice; Corrected/expanded version here: "Can coalitions and cross-border solidarity save Hispaniola?," CounterPunch Magazine, August 2013, Vol. 20, No. 8; Español version here: "La Española, sus coaliciones y la solidaridad entre sus fronteras," Rebelion; Français version here: "L’île d’Hispaniola, entre coalitions et solidarités transfrontalières," Pambazuka News Voix pan-africaine pour la liberté et la justice; Alternative version in Français here: "L’île d’Hispaniola : Quelles sont les perspectives pour la gauche," L’Aut’Journal.

            2013     "Paramilitarism in Haiti: A Photo Montage," author's blogspot web page (images to be viewed alongside reading my 2012 book Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti).

            2012     “Reviving Haiti’s army would harm democracy,” Miami Herald; Expanded version published in español “Reconstituir al ejército hará que Haití revierta a un pasado de 30 años atrás,” La República (República Dominicana) y Rebelión (Spain). Expanded version published in français “La reconstitution de l’armée ferait repartir Haïti 30 ans en arrière,” L’Aut’Journal (Canada & France).

2012   “Haiti’s excluded majority opposes army’s re-creation’,” Jamaica Observer; Alternate version published in ¡Presente!; The full updated/corrected version of the article is in Upside Down World.

2011     “Haiti’s Movement from Below Endures,” Al Jazeera; Published in español “Sobrevive el movimiento de los pobres en Haití,” teleSUR & Rebelión.

2011    "Report on ex-FAd'H Camp near Port-au-Prince (March, 2011)," author's blogspot web page.

2011     “WikiLeaks Reveal: U.S. and UN Officials Oversaw Integration of Ex-Army Paramilitaries into Haiti’s Police Force,” Haïti Liberté Newspaper; Published in español: “WikiLeaks revela: Funcionarios de EE.UU. y la ONU supervisaron la incorporación de paramilitares a la policía de Haití,” Contra Injerencia; Published in français: “Participation active des responsables américains et onusiens quant à l'intégration de puchistes à la PNH, selon WikiLeaks (Haïti).” CHAN.

2010     “Dual Crises of Globalization: Arizona and the Gulf of Mexico,” Transnational Institute (w/ Cesar Rodriguez). Republished in Correo del Orinoco, June 2010, No. 17, P.8. and in Z Magazine, July 2010, Vol. 23, No. 27; Published in español: “La doble crisis de la globalización: el Golfo de México y Arizona,” Transnational Institute; Published in chinese: 全球化的双重危机:从墨西哥湾到亚利桑那

2010    "Michel Martelly, Stealth Duvalierist." Haiti LiberteVol. 4, No. 22 • Du 15 au 22 Décembre 2010.  Published in français: "Qui est le candidat Michel Martelly?" Haiti Liberte.

2006     “Invisible Violence: Ignoring Murder in Post-Coup Haiti,” FAIR. July-August 2006.

Honors and Awards

2015    Highly Commended Paper, Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

2011     Distinguished Graduate Student Award, California Sociological Association.

2010    Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Assistance Award Nominee, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2008     Project Censored Award, Department of Sociology, Sonoma State University.

Research Funding, Financial Support, and Consultant Work

2014-2015 Doctoral Student Travel Grant, Graduate Council of Academic Senate, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2014-2015 Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2014-2015 Chicano Studies Institute Graduate Student Research Award, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2013-2014 Research Grant, Center for New Racial Studies, University of California.

2013-2014 Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grant, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2013  Travel Funding, Griffith University. Brisbane, Australia.

2013  Outreach Funding, Admissions and Outreach, Graduate Division, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2012-2013 Dean's Fellowship, Graduate Division, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2012     Consultant, Varieties of Democracy Project, University of Gothenburg and University of Notre Dam.

2012     Travel and Speaker Funding, Peace Studies Program, Florida Atlantic University.

2012     Travel and Speaker Funding, Latin America, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

2012     Travel and Speaker Funding, Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto.

2012     Conference Travel Grant, University of California Graduate Student Association.

2011     Departmental Research Grant Award, Department of Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2011     Joint Research Grant, Dirección General Asuntos del Personal Académico, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

2009     Peace Studies Program Funding, Florida Atlantic University.

2008     Department of Sociology Fellowship, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2004     Student Union Life and Development Travel Grant, California State University of Long Beach.

2000-2004    College Tuition Fee Waiver, California Department of Veterans Affairs (for Disabled Veteran parent).

Academic Conference Presentations

2016    "Racialized class relations and the contingencies of history," Pacific Sociology Association (PSA), San Francisco, USA.

2016     "University of the West Indies Authors Meet and Greet. An overview of Hilbourne Watson's , Eds., Globalization, Sovereignty and Citizenship in the Caribbean. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press  (2015)," Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

2016    "The Flexibilization of Paramilitarism in Haiti: From Cold War to Globalist Era", Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

2015    "Precarious and surplus labor in the Globalizing Caribbean," American Sociological Association (ASA), Chicago, IL, USA.  This is a special panel on "Global Class Relations and the New Precariat" hosted by the Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) section of the ASA. 

2015    Talk & Updates on my 2012 book at Ford-LASA Funded Symposium on Paramilitarism, University of Arizona, USA.

2015    "Sociohistorical Transformation and Global Capitalism in the Caribbean," Latin American Studies Association (LASA). San Juan, Puerto Rico..

2014     "Transnational Remittances, Labor Exportation, and the Caribbean," UC Center for New Racial Studies 4th Annual Conference - The Racial State: Democratic and Despotic Dimensions. UC Hastings, USA.

2014     “Emigration, Transnational Remittances, and the Exportation of Caribbean Labor,”  Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), San Francisco, USA. 

2014    "The Cruise Ship Industry and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Capitalism: A Critical Analysis," UCSB Global Studies Conference-Third Annual Conference, Santa Barbara, USA.

2014    “Political conditions in the globalizing Caribbean/Las condiciones políticas en el caribe se globaliza” En el XVII Taller Internacional Ciencia Politica de Enfoque Sur y en el VIII Cologuio Internacional "La Influencia de la filosofia y las ciencias sociales en el patrimonio inmaterial de los paises del mediterraneo americano," La Universidad de la Habana y la Sociedad Cubana de Investigaciones Filosoficas, Habana, Cuba. 

2013     “Transnational Class Relations and the Caribbean Context,” American Sociological Association (ASA), New York City, USA.

2013     “Transnational Mining in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica: An Emergent Cornerstone of Global Capital in the Caribbean,” Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), St. George's, Grenada.

2013      My book Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti (Monthly Review Press, 2012) was presented at the Author Celebration and Q&A by Dr. Mark Schuller at the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), St. George's, Grenada.

2013     Keynote presentation “The Objective and Subjective Factors of Transnational Class Relations,” Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania. This was the second conference of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC), Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.

2012     “Theorizing Transnational Class Relations,”  Pacific Sociology Association (PSA), San Diego, USA.

2012     “Elite Networking and Paramilitary Political Violence in Haiti,” UCSB Global Studies Conference, Santa Barbara, USA.

2011     “Paramilitarism and the Role of Local and Transnational Social Forces,” Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation. This was the first conference of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC), Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.

2010     “Empire, Global Capitalism, and Theory: Reviewing Hardt and Negri,” presentation by invitation, California Sociological Association (CSA) 2010 Annual Meeting, Riverside, USA.

2009     “Transnationally Oriented Elites and the State Apparatus,” Global Studies Association (GSA). Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA.

2007     “Post-coup Political Violence in Haiti,” World Peace Forum, University of Vancouver, Canada.

2006     “Organized Labor and Political Conflict in the Caribbean,” South-West Labor Studies Association. University of California-Los Angeles, USA.


Articles Reviewed for Refereed Journals and Other Review Work 


Social Forces

Disasters Journal

Journal of Integrated Social Sciences

Reader report for Pluto Press



Teaching and Academic Job Experience

2016   Adjunct Lecturer, California State University, Channel Islands (CSUCI)

SOC 330: Political Sociology (Fall, 2016)

SOC 420: Classical Sociological Theory (Fall, 2016)

2016    Summer Faculty, Qingdao University, China

SOCIOLOGY 201: Introduction to Sociology (July-August, 2016)

HISTORY 260: International History 1945 to Recent (July-August, 2016) 

HISTORY 212: US. History 1900 to Recent (July-August, 2016) 

2016    Visiting Faculty, Ensitit Travay Sosyal & Syans Sosyal, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

SC 206: Foundations on Modern Social Theory (June, co-taught)

SC 490: Sociology of the Caribbean (June, co-taught)

2013-2016    Adjunct Lecturer (and prior to that, instructor of record), Sociology Department, University of California, Santa Barbara

SOCIOLOGY 131: Political Sociology (Fall, 2015 & Winter, 2016)

SOCIOLOGY 130SG: Sociology of Globalization (Summer, 2014)

SOCIOLOGY 185S: Social Theory (Summer, 2013)

2016           Adjunct Lecturer, Social Sciences Department, California Polytechnic State University

SOCIOLOGY 315: Global Race and Ethnic Relations (Spring, 2016)

SOCIOLOGY 323: Social Stratification (Spring, 2016)

2016            Adjunct Lecturer, California Lutheran University

SOCIOLOGY 101: Introduction to Sociology (Spring, 2016)

2008-2015    Teaching Assistant, Sociology Department, University of California, Santa Barbara

SOCIOLOGY 1 Introduction to Sociology

SOCIOLOGY 122GI Global Inequalities

SOCIOLOGY 130LA Development and Social Change in Latin America

SOCIOLOGY 130ME Development and Social Change in the Middle East

SOCIOLOGY 130SG Sociology of Globalization

SOCIOLOGY 130ST Special Topics in Third World Studies

SOCIOLOGY 131 Political Sociology

SOCIOLOGY 134G Green Movements and Green Parties

SOCIOLOGY 134R Sociology of Revolutions

SOCIOLOGY 134RC Radical Social Change

SOCIOLOGY 138 Global Conflict

SOCIOLOGY 146-1 Globalization and Culture

SOCIOLOGY 167 The Structure and Dynamics of Organizations

SOCIOLOGY 172 Crime and Delinquency

SOCIOLOGY 185D Theories of Race and Ethnic Relations

2011     Research Assistant for Professor William I. Robinson



2012-present                    American Sociological Association (ASA)

2011-present                    Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism (NCSGC)

2014                                 Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) 

2014                                 Latin American Studies Association (LASA)

2013-present                    Caribbean Studies Association (CSA)

Professional Service

2011-present                       International Executive Committee, Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism

2016                                   Round Tables Organizer for Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) section at the American Sociological Association (ASA) conference.

2016-present                      Rank and File Member of CFA (California Faculty Association).

2015-2016                          Rank and File Member of UC-AFT Local 2141.

2013                                    Expert witness for Haitian asylum seeker, San Diego Federal Immigration Court.

2010-2011                          Steering Committee, University of California Haiti Initiative.

2008-2009                          Graduate Student Representative for the Department of Sociology to the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at UCSB.

2008-2015                          Rank and File Member of UAW 2865.

2005                                    Co-organizer of the International Tribunal on Haiti.

2002-2003                           Co-organized campaign for CSULB to join the Worker's Rights Consortium (WRC).

2002                                    Co-organizer of CSULB campus progressive "globalization conference" with speakers from campus, global exchange, & local community.

Invited Public Presentations, Talks, Interviews, etc (a partial listing)

2017    Forthcoming: "Racialized Class Relations and Historical Contingencies" Brown bag lunch series for Department of Sociology, California State University-Channel Islands.

2016    "Development and Environmental Crisis in the Era of Global Capitalism," Minzu University, Bejing, China (Top University for ethnic minorities in China).

2016    "Researching across borders," Presentation to Social Work students at Ensitit Travay Sosyal & Syans Sosyal, Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

2016    "Dominican Republic: A structural overview of political & socio-economic conditions" Interview on Latin Pulse for the Center for Latin American & Latino Studies (CLAS), American University, Washington D.C. 

2015   "Transnational Capital and the Political Economy of Restructuring in the Caribbean" Presentation for Department of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara.

2015   "Global Capitalism and the Caribbean Region" Guest lecturer, Department of International Studies, California State University of Long Beach, CA, USA.

2014   "Globalization of the Cruise Ship Industry and the Caribbean" at seminar series hosted by the Department of History and Anthropology at the University of West Indies in Mona, Kingston, Jamaica. 

2014 Presentation for Global Studies course taught by Nadege Clitandre, PhD. Global Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.

2014 Discussant in graduate school panel, Department of Sociology, UCSB, USA.

2013 Participant in Discussion on Dominican Republic socio-economic and political conditions, Occupy Wall Street Livestream. 

6/17/2013 Book talk and discussion on the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Centro de Estudios y Proyectos Sociales y Economicos S.A., Santiago, Republica Dominicana.

7/2/2013 Haiti book talk in Brisbane, Australia. Social Research Institute. 

2013 Interviewed on Haiti book on Flash Points Radio. KPFA (Berkeley, CA).

2013 Interviewed by Vice/HBO for possible future television episode.

2012 Presentation for Sociology graduate seminar, Soc 207C Sociological Theory, taught by Kevin B. Anderson, PhD. Department of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara, USA.

2012 Interviewed on Haiti book by Jean Saint-Vil on Radio Kajou (Florida) & CKCU fm (Ottawa).

2012 Interviewed on Haiti book by David Zlutnick/Upheaval productions (San Francisco, CA). Video here.

2012 Interviewed on Haiti book by the Progressive Radio Network (PRN).

2012 Interviewed in radio studio on Haiti book by 95.9 CKUW (Winnipeg).

2012 Interviewed on Haiti book on 99.5 WBAI (New York City, NY).

2012 Interviewed on Haiti book on ‘Africa Today’ which airs on 94.1 FM KPFA (San Francisco, CA).

2012 Talk on Haiti book aired on 91.7 FM KOOP radio (Austin, Texas).

2012 Talk on Haiti book aired on 89.3 FM WPFW (Washington, D.C).

2012 Talk on Haiti book aired on Chicago Access Network Television (CAN-TV).

2012 Talk on Haiti book aired on 101.9 FM CFUV Radio (Victoria, Canada).

2012 Talk on Haiti book aired on NPR/ 94.9 FM KUOW (Seattle, WA).

11/17/12 Haiti Book Talk in Columbus, GA: 5:30-7pm, Room 104 in the Convention Center for the Annual Vigil of the School of the Americas (SOA) Watch.

10/19/12 Haiti Book Talk in Riverside, CA: 2:00 to 3:30pm at University of California Riverside in the Map Room of the College Building South. Colloquium Series of the UCR Program on Global Studies (Sponsored by the UCR Sociology Department and the Institute for Research on World-Systems/IROWS).

10/17/12 Haiti Book Talk in Goleta, CA: noon to 1:30pm at Colloquium Series of UCSB Department of Sociology.

9/28/12 Haiti Book Talk in Austin, TX: 7pm at 5604 Manor

9/27/12 Haiti Book Talk in Miami, FL: 8pm at Books and Books

9/27/12 Haiti Book Talk in Boca Raton, FL: 2 PM, Room PA101 at Florida Atlantic University. Hosted by Peace Studies.

9/26/12 Haiti Book Talk in Tampa, FL: 6pm at room 136-138 in the Patel Center for Global Solution at the University of South Florida. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean.

9/25/12 Haiti Book Talk in Washington, DC: 5pm at the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center 450 at Georgetown University. Sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies.

9/24/12 Haiti Book Talk in Philadelphia, PA: 8pm at Moonstone Arts Center/ Robin's Books

9/22/12 Haiti Book Talk in New York, NY: 7pm at Bluestockings Bookstore

9/21/12 Haiti Book Talk in Boston, MA: 7pm at Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) Office

9/20/12 Haiti Book Talk in Montreal, QC: 4-6pm at Concordia University, Hall Building, 1455 de Maisonneuve West H-1124. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University.

9/19/12 Haiti Book Talk in Toronto, ON: 7-9pm at Sidney Smith Hall, room 2098, 100 St. George St. 

9/19/12 Haiti Book Talk in Toronto, ON: 2-4pm at University of Toronto in Grad Room, 66 Harbord St. (NE corner of Harbord and Spadina). Sponsored by CHAN.

9/18/12 Haiti Book Talk in Chicago, IL: 7pm at DePaul University in Lincoln Park Student Center (LPSC) Room 325 (2250 North Sheffield, Chicago) Transit: Red & Brown CTA train lines, Fullerton Avenue station.

9/17/12  Haiti Book Talk in Madison, WI: 4pm at 206 Ingraham Hall at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Sponsored by the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (LACIS).

9/16/12  Haiti Book Talk in Winnipeg, MB: 4pm at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park.

9/15/12 Haiti Book Talk in Victoria, BC: 4:00 - 6:00 pm at UVic, David Strong Bldg Rm C118. Sponsored by Victoria Peace Coalition, Mining Justice Action Committee, UVic Social Justice Studies, Central American Support Committee, and the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation.

9/14/12 Haiti Book Talk in Vancouver, BC: 7:00-8:30pm in the Alma VanDusen & Peter Kaye Rooms at the Vancouver Public Library.

9/14/12 Haiti Book Talk in Vancouver, BC: 5:30-6:40pm in room HC 7000 at Simon Fraser University. Sponsored by Latin American Studies.

9/13/12  Haiti Book Talk in Bellingham, WA: 7pm at Village Books.

9/12/12 Haiti Book Talk in Seattle, WA: 7pm at Elliot Bay Books.

9/11/12 Haiti Book Talk in Portland, OR: 7-9pm at The Lucky Lab (1700 N Killingsworth St., Portland, Oregon 97217). For more see the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee.

9/9/12 Haiti Book Talk in Berkeley, CA: 4-6pm at La Peña Cultural Center. For more info see HaitiSolidarity.net

2011     Talk at Teach In “Sex, Race, and Class: What are the Terms of Unity?, with Selma James and Danny Glover.” Southern California Library, Los Angeles. I spoke on a two-person panel with actor and social justice activist Danny Glover.

2011     Interviewed on the radio show Sojurner Truth. 90.7FM KPFK, Los Angeles.

2011     Interviewed on the Human Rights Radio Show. KPFT, Houston.

2011     Interviewed on the radio show Morning Mix. KPFA, Berkeley.

2011     Interviewed on the radio show Haiti: The Struggle Continues. WBAI, New York.

2011     Interviewed on the Anti-War Radio Show. KAOS, Olympia.

2011    Guest Lecturer for Nadege Clitandre, PhD. Global Studies, University of California Santa Barbara.

2011    “Elite and Paramilitary Networking in Haiti,” Talk on Panel hosted by the The Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies and the University of California Haiti Initiative (UCHI).

2011    Guest Lecturer for Avery Gordon, PhD. Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara.

2010    Interviewed on Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) during participation in North American delegation to Venezuela.

2010    Guest Lecturer for Claudine Michel, PhD. Black Studies and Clyde Woods, PhD. Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara.

2010    Guest Lecturer for Avery Gordon, PhD. Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara.

2010     “March 4th and the Nationwide Student-Worker Movement,” presentation by invitation, symposium on “Continuing the Struggle: Where does the student-worker movement go from here?” University of California Santa Barbara, 7 April.

2010    “The Quake in Haiti,” presentation by invitation, for Sociology Course “Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities,” University of California Santa Barbara, 4 February.

2010    “The Quake in Haiti,” discussant by invitation, panel on the earthquake in Haiti hosted by the Department of Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, 28 January.

2009    “Contemporary Struggles From Below at UC Santa Cruz, NYU/The New School, and Chicago’s Republic Window and Doors Factory.” Defending, not Defunding, the University, University of California Santa Barbara, 14 October.

2009    “Recent history in Haiti,” discussant by invitation on “Haiti Panel” hosted by the Department of Black Studies, University of California Santa Barbara, 21 May.

2009    “Researching Paramilitarism,” presentation by invitation, brownbag luncheon at Orfalea Center, University of California Santa Barbara, 18 April.

2009    “Haiti and the Resource Starved Popular Democracy,” presentation by invitation, symposium on “Radical Politics in the Caribbean Panel,” University of California Santa Barbara, 9 April.

2009    Interviewed on the radio show Beneath the Surface. KPFK, Los Angeles.

2008    “Globalization and Transnational Class Relations.” Presentation at Historical Materialism Research Group (HMRG), University of Manchester, UK, 27 August.

2007    “Widening the Circle of Solidarity: A Talk on Grassroots Media Organizing.” Presentation by invitation, Grenadier Books/Haïti Liberté, Brooklyn, NY, 5 June.

2007    Guest Lecturer for Andrew Wallis, Ph.D., Modern Language and Literature, Whittier Liberal Arts College.

2007    Interviewed on the radio show Uprising Radio, KPFK, Los Angeles, September 4. “Human Rights and Privatization in Haiti.”

2007    Interviewed on the radio show Konbit Lakay with Yves Dayiti. WPFP, Washington D.C.

2007    Interviewed twice on the radio show Haiti: The Struggle Continues. WBAI, New York.

2007    “The Unreported War Against the Poor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.” Viento y Agua Coffee House, Long Beach, CA, 26 January.

2007    Interviewed twice on the radio show Flashpoints, KPFA, San Francisco.

2006    Guest Lecturer for Lise Sedresz, PhD. Latin American History, California State University of Long Beach.

2006       Presentation on U.S. foreign aid policy toward Haiti, World Social Forum, Caracas, Venezuela.

2005       Presentation on U.S. foreign aid policy toward Haiti, International Tribunal on Haiti, Washington, D.C.


Short Media Reports and Essays

2010       “United States/Mexico: Migrants Risk Everything in Arizona Desert Crossing,” IPS (Español version here).

2009       “United States: Activists, Big Business Converge on G20 Meet,” IPS (Español version here).

2009       “Pittsburgh G20 Video Reports - Part One, Part Two, Part Three,” IPS.

2009       “Haiti: Fanmi Lavalas Banned, Voter Apprehension Widespread,” IPS (Español version here).

2009       “Haiti: Calls Mount to Free Lavalas Activist,” IPS. (w/ Wadner Pierre).

2008       “Anti-Hunger Protests Rock Haiti,” NACLA (w/ Nazaire St. Fort).

2008       “Haiti: Once-Vibrant Farming Sector in Dire Straits,” IPS (w/ Nazaire St. Fort).

2007       “Haiti: Poor Residents of Capital Describe a State of Siege,” IPS (w/ Wadner Pierre). Received 2008 Project Censored Award (Español version here). Spanish version republished on Apporea.org

2007       “Haiti: Pain at the Pump Spurs Strike Actions,” IPS (w/ Wadner Pierre).

2007       “Haiti: Workers Protest Privatization Layoffs,” IPS (w/ Wadner Pierre) (Español version here).

2007       “Europe/Haiti: Singing for the Poor,” IPS.

2007       “Digging Through a History of Economic Violence,” Jubilee USA.

2007       “Haiti: Mysterious Prison Ailment Traced to U.S. Rice,” IPS (w/ Eunida Alexandra).

2007       “Haiti: Lame Ti Manchèt Accused of Role in Killing of Photojournalist,” Narco News (Español version here)(Français version here).

2006       “A Lavalas Mayor in Hiding: An Interview with Moïse Jean-Charles,” Left Turn.

2006       “Persecuted Haitian Photojournalist Speaks Out: Jean Ristil & Cité Soleil,” Upside Down World (w/ Eric Feise).



2010    “Kevin B. Anderson Interviewed by Ayob Rahmani of Saamaan-no,” Global Discourse, 2: II.


Reviews of my work

2017     Forthcoming: Alexius Pereira, review of "Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania," Critical Sociology.

2016     Forthcoming: Sean Starrs , review of "Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania," Journal of Contemporary Asia.

2016      David Feldman, review of "Globalization and Transnational Capitalism in Asia and Oceania," Journal of World-Systems Research.

2016      In Press: Russel Benjamin, review of "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," New Political Science.

2016    Matthew Davidson, review of "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," Haiti: Then and Now

2015    Valerie Kaussen, review of "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," New West Indian Guide, Vol. 89, No. 1-2, pp. 116-118.

2015     Jean-Germain Gros, review of "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," Journal of World-Systems Research, Vol. 21, No. 1, Winter/Spring, pp. 232-235.

2015     Jose Gutierrez, review of "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest, Vol. 14, No. 4.

2014     Boaz Anglade, Review of Paramilitarim and the Assault on Democracy in HaitiRace & Class, Vol. 56, No. 1, pp. 104-106.

2014     Justin Podur, Review of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti, Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History, Vol. 15, No. 3

2013     Matthew J. Smith, "Review of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," WorkingUSA: The Journal of Labor & Society, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 411-413.

2013     Hyppolite Pierre, “Democratic Struggle in Haiti: Jeb Sprague’s Account,” Eurasia Review.

2013     Bruce Poinsette, “New Book Details History of Paramilitary Violence inHaiti,” The Skanner.

2013     Joe Emersberger, Review of Podur and Sprague books on Haiti, Znet.

2013     Joe Taylor, Review of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti, National Community Activist Network.

2013     Review in Choice: Reviews Online, Vol. 50, No. 7.

2012     Michael Barker, “Paramilitarism in the Age of Democracy,” The Bullet, E-Bulletin No. 718.

2012     Belen Fernandez, Review of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti. Al Jazeera-English.

2012     Christian Wisskirchen, “Paramilitarism in Haiti continues … and is the US (once more) lending a helping hand,” Haiti Support Group.

2012     Adam Tomes, Review of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Demolcracy in Haiti. Counterfire.

2012     Ben Terral, Review of Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti. Counterpunch.

2012     Judith Scherr, “Book Exposes Violent Role of Paramilitaries in Haiti,” Inter Press Service.

Language Skills
Intermediate knowledge (spoken and written) of Spanish
Beginner knowledge of Haitian Kreyol

proficient in HTML coding


Last Updated: August, 2016.