Graduate Teaching Assistant
Christina Mobley was a Haiti Lab Research Assistant in 2010 for the Haiti: History Embedded in Amber project with renown Haitian artist Edouard Duval-Carrié. She returns this year as a Haiti Lab teaching assistant for Laurent Dubois' History of Haiti course and Deborah Jenson's Slave Nations project. She is a second year PhD student in the History Department. In her dissertation, entitled "The Kongolese Atlantic: Central Africans in the Haitian Revolution," she investigates the role of central Africans in the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), focusing on how their cultural and social background influenced the genesis of the revolution and the demands made by insurgents. She had a Foreign Language Area Studies grant in 2010-2011 for Haitian Kreyòl, which she speaks along with French and Lingala. Having completed preliminary dissertation research in France 2011 thanks to generous research funding from the FHI and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, She hopes to do research in central Africa and the Republic of Haiti in 2012.