Dr. Claudine Michel
hair of the Department of Black Studies and director for the Center for Black Studies Research, Dr. Michel received her BA in early childhood education from the Université d'Etat d'Haiti and an MA and Ph.D. in International Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Michel is researching the process of moral development among African-American women and youth. Other research interests include multicultural education, children's literature, educational television and Haitian religion.
She is the author of Aspects Moraux et Educatifs du Vodou Haitien ( Le Natal, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1995); and co-author of Etude Comparative des Théories du Dévelopement de l'Enfant (DeBoeck/Université, Bruxelles/Paris, 1994). Her book Offerings: Contintuity and Transformation in Haitian Vodou is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Dr. Michel also co-edited a 2006 volume from Indiana University Press, Haitian Vodou: Spirit, Myth, and Reality. She is the editor of the Journal of Haitian Studies.
Dr. Michel has also produced the only long-term educational children's programming for TNH, National Haitian Television, 150 hours of production.