Assistant Professor, History
School of Humanities
Ph.D., Florida International University, History
M.A., Florida International University, 2014, African and African Diaspora Studies
B.A., Florida State University, 2007, History
B.Arch., Hillsborough Community College, 2005, Liberal Arts
Phone: (949) 824-6521
Fax: (949) 824-2865
University of California, Irvine
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Mail Code: 3275
Irvine, CA 92697
Haiti, African American, Caribbean, African Diaspora, Afro-Europe, Afro-Francophone, Diaspora, Race Making, Gender
"Between Harlem and Paris: Haitian Internationalism in the Interwar Period, 1919-1938"-Best Dissertation Award, School of International Relations, Department of History, Florida International University, 2020.
ACLS Emerging Scholars Fellow, European Languages and Studies, UC Irvine 2020-2021.
My research locates the centrality of elite Haitians in Global Blackness Project aimed at affecting Black Liberation, ending colonial subjugation, and undermining white supremacy. I am working on a book monograph, Exporting the Revolution: Haitians in the Age of Global Blackness, 1885-1944, that locates the contributions of elite Haitians in the various discussions and programs that sought to unite people of African descent in affecting Black liberation, globally. Departing from the position that the Haitian Revolution was a diasporic making event, I argue that the descendants of the Haitians who over threw slavery and realized the first independent Black Republic in 1804 sought to expand the reach of their successes across the Black world. I locate their efforts over sixty years, three continents, and across the various cleaves of diaspora in their activism. Moreover, I maintain that they inserted Haitian socio-cultural-political currents into the various conversations and association they participated in; thereby characterizing Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, as a site of Black cosmopolitanism.
Felix Jean-Louis was born in Queens, NY to Haitian immigrants. He a proud graduate of Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. He has lived and worked at universities in Florida, North Carolina, New York City, and California before accepting the position at UC Irvine.