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Department of Sociology

Social Sciences & Media Studies Bldg.

University of California

Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9430

(805) 893-3324 fax

email: jhsprague [at]umail.ucsb.edu


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




Education

            PhD Candidate in Sociology, University of California, Santa Barbara, US.  

Dissertation Project: The Caribbean and Global Capitalism. (Committee: William I. Robinson (Chair), Kevin B. Anderson, & Christopher McAuley)

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

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

            2007     M.A. History, California State University of Long Beach, US.

            2004     B.A. History, California State University of Long Beach, US.

  

Books

2012     Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti (New York City, NY, USA: Monthly Review Press), 400pp.

(click on image above for a full size image of the cover)


Edited Books

           2015    Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania. (Singapore, Republic of Singapore and London, UK: Routledge) (forthcoming) 

           2015    The Faces of Paramilitarism in the Americas: Political Violence and Irregular Armies (Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press), co-edited with Jasmin Ramos Hristov. (forthcoming) 

        

Sole-authored Articles

            2016     "Transnational Conflicts in the Caribbean". (in progress)

2015    "Remittances, Labor Exportation, and the Caribbean in the Global Era." (in progress)

2015    "The Cruise Ship Industry and the Caribbean in the Era of Global Capitalism." (under review by the journal Tourism in Maritime Environments)

2015     “Transnational Mining in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica: A Cornerstone of Global Capital in the Caribbean,” (Under review by the journal Caribbean Studies)

2014     "Cruise Ships and Global Capitalism: The Industry's Shifting Political Economy," Global-E: A Global Studies Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2.

2012     “Paramilitaries in Haiti,” Monthly Review, Vol. 64, No. 4. P. 24-36.  Alternative version published here in the newspaper Haiti Liberte, Vol. 6, No. 8.

2012    "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.


Sole-authored Book Chapters

2015    "The Transnational Nature of Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania," in Jeb Sprague, Eds, Global Capitalism in Asia and Oceania. (Singapore, Republic of Singapore and London, UK: Routledge) (forthcoming)

2015    “The Shifting Social and Material Relations of Paramilitarism in Haiti: From Operating Through a Pervasive State Apparatus to Smaller Alternating Forces,” in Jasmin Hristov and Jeb Sprague, Eds, The Faces of Paramilitarism in the Americas: Political Violence and Irregular Armies (Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press). (forthcoming)

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.


Co-authored Articles

2013     Marcelo del Castillo-Mussot, Jeb Sprague, & Alfredo de la Lama García, “Global Capitalism and “North-South” Unevenness: In Light of Ranking, Statistical Correlations, and Profits of Forbes’ World List of Top 2000 Firms,” Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, Vol 12. P. 219-245. 


Co-authored Book Chapters

2015   Jasmin Hristov & Jeb Sprague, "Introduction" & "Conclusion" in Jasmin Hristov and Jeb Sprague, Eds, The Faces of Paramilitarism in the Americas: Political Violence and Irregular Armies (Berkeley, CA, USA: University of California Press). (forthcoming)

            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.

 

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.

2009     “Transnational Capitalist Class in the Global Financial Crisis: A Discussion with Leslie Sklair,” Globalizations.  Vol. 6, No. 4. P. 499-507.

            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.

Review Essays & Book Reviews

            2014    In Press: Review of Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin, The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire (2012), Critical Sociology. 

2011     Review of Peter Dicken, Global Shift, Fifth Edition: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy (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 (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 (2008). Globalizations. Vol. 6, No. 2. P. 319.

2008     Review of Peter Hallward, Damming the Flood: Haiti, Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (2008), Randall Robinson, An Unbroken Agony: Haiti, From Revolution to the Kidnapping of a President (2007), and Alex Dupuy, The Prophet and Power: Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti, and the International Community (2006). NACLA Report on the Americas. November-December 2008. Vol. 41, No. 6. P. 46-47.


Short Analytical and Editorial Pieces (a partial listing)

            2014    "Jamaica and the Politics of Debt Trap," forthcoming.

            2014    "The Dominican Republic and Transnational Mining: un nuevo El Dorado?," author's blogspot web page, forthcoming.

            2013    "Island of Hispaniola: Coalitions and cross-border solidarity," 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). 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 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.

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.

2011    "Impunity for Venezuela's big landowners," América Latina en MovimientoPublished in español: "La impunidad de los grandes terratenientes," América Latina en Movimiento. (co-authored with Joe Emersberger)

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.

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


Honors and Awards

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

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.

 

Academic Conference Presentations

2014    "Transnational Remittances, Labor Exportation, and the Caribbean," Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Francisco, CA, USA. forthcoming.

2014    "Novelties and Contradictions of Export Processing Zones: A Caribbean Case Study," UC Center for New Racial Studies 4th Annual Conference - The Racial State: Democratic and Despotic Dimensions. UC Hastings.

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

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

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

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, St. George's, Grenada.

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

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

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

2011     “Paramilitarism and the Role of Local and Transnational Social Forces,” Global Capitalism and Transnational Class Formation (First conference of the Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism), 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, CA, USA.

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

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

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

 

Teaching and Academic Job Experience

2013-present    Instructor of Record, Sociology Department, University of California-Santa Barbara

SOCIOLOGY 130SG Sociology of Globalization

SOCIOLOGY 185S Social Theory

 

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

SOCIOLOGY 1 Introduction to Sociology

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


Research Assistant 

2011 RA for Prof. William I. Robinson

 

Membership

2012-present                   American Sociological Association (ASA)

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

 

Positions

2014-2015                        Conference coordinating committee for 3rd conference of Network for Critical Studies of Global Capitalism. To be held at University of California Santa Barbara in Feb, 2015.

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

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

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

2008-2009                       Member of editorial board, Global Studies Associations (GSA) North America. 

2008-present                   Rank and File Member of UAW 2865.


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

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

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

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, Dominican Republic.

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 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 Wallis Andrew, PhD. 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).

 

Transcriptions

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

 

Reviews of my work

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

2015    Forthcoming review of "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti" in the Journal of Haitian Studies.

2014     In Press: Boaz Anglade, review of "Paramilitarism and the Assault on Democracy in Haiti," Race & Class, Vol. 56, No. 1.

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.

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.


References

William I. Robinson, Professor of Sociology, Global Studies, Latin American Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara. Email: Email: wirobins [at]soc.ucsb.edu Website: http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/robinson/ 

Leslie Sklair, Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology & Centre for the Study of Human Rights, London School of Economics. Email: L.Sklair [at]lse.ac.uk Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/Experts/profile.aspx?KeyValue=l.sklair%40lse.ac.uk

Paul Farmer, Kolokotornes University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard. Email: paul_farmer [at]hms.harvard.edu Website: http://ghsm.hms.harvard.edu/people/faculty/paul-farmer

Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, University of California-Santa Barbara, courtesy appointments in Political Science and Feminist Studies. Email: kanderson [at]soc.ucsb.edu Webpage: http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/kevin-anderson

Christopher McAuley, Associated Professor, Department of Black Studies, University of California-Santa Barbara. Email: mcauley [at]blackstudies.ucsb.edu Website: http://www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu/people/academic/christopher-mcauley


Language Skills

Working knowledge (spoken and written) of Spanish

Beginner knowledge of Haitian Creole


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Last Updated: April 2014.