Bertin M. Louis, Jr. is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Africana Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he studies the growth of Protestant forms of Christianity among Haitians in the Bahamas and the United States. He also studies nationalism, citizenship, and statelessness in the Bahamas as they relate to Haitian-Bahamians. Dr. Louis teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Africana Studies and Cultural Anthropology. He received his PhD in 2008 from the Department of Anthropology at Washington University in Saint Louis. Since the earthquake which ravaged Haiti on January 12th, 2010, Dr. Louis has informed students and the public about Haitian history and culture. As part of his efforts he has appeared on WATE-6 News at 5:30, Tennessee This Week, The George Korda Radio Show, The Hubert Smith Radio Show and UT Today. Dr. Louis also created the FOCUS ON HAITI website for the Association of Black Anthropologists which serves as the main Haiti informational website for the American Anthropological Association (see FOCUS ON HAITI link below). In addition to his engagement with the public, Dr. Louis’s published work appears in several peer-reviewed journals such as Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diasporas (forthcoming), Studies in Religion (forthcoming), The Journal of Haitian Studies, The Journal of African American Studies, Transforming Anthropology, the Greenwood publication Multicultural America: An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans, and the Social Science Research Council’s THE IMMANENT FRAME blog (see HAITI'S PACT WITH THE DEVIL link).
Touloutoutou and Tet Mare Churches: Language, Class and Protestantism in the Haitian Diaspora of the Bahamas, Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses (2012)
"No More Excuses": Problematic Responses to Barack Obama's Election (with Wornie L. Reed), Journal of African American Studies (2009)
The election of Barack Obama to the presidency of the United States brought forth torrents...
Book Review: Losing the Race: Self-Sabotage in Black America by John H, McWhorter, Transforming Anthropology (2000)
Haiti and Earthquake Relief (2010)
The earthquake that hit Haiti killed more than 200,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless....