Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, 2000
Caribbean and Haitian Literature and Culture; French and Francophone Cinema
Professor Kaussen's research and teaching interests are in Francophone Caribbean literature and culture, French and francophone cinema, cultural studies, and literary theory. She is the author of Migrant Revolutions: Haitian Literature, US Imperialism, and Globalization (Rowman and Littlefield, 2008). Her other publications include "Slaves, Viejos and the Internationale: Modernity and Global Contact in Jacques Roumain's Gouverneurs de la rosée (Research in African Literatures, 2004), "Race, Nation and the Symbolics of Servitude in Haitian noirisme" in The Masters and the Slaves: Plantation Ideology and Mestizaje in the Imaginary of the Americas (Palgrave MacMillan, 2005), and "Irrational Revolutions: Colonial Intersubjectivity and Dialectics in Marie Chauvet's 'Amour'" in Tree of Liberty: Cultural Legacies of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World (forthcoming Fall 2008, University of Virginia Press).