Espelencia Baptiste, Heather Horst and Erin Taylor

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10:53 AM EST May 25th, 2011

Dr. Espelencia Baptiste (pictured, lower left) is associate professor at Kalamazoo College. Born and raised in Haiti, she has conducted research on education, ethnicity and nationalism and state formation in Mauritius and Saint Lucia. She is currently working on the movement of money within Haiti and between Haiti and the Haitian diaspora.

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Dr. Heather A. Horst (pictured, lower right ) is a senior researcher at the University of California Humanities Research Institute. She studies the relationship between place, space and new media in the Caribbean and North America. She is the co-author of The Cell Phone: An Anthropology of Communication (Horst and Miller, 2006), and Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out: Kids Living and Learning with New Media (Ito, et. al. 2009).

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Dr. Erin B. Taylor (pictured, top) is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Anthropology at The University of Sydney, Australia. She conducts research on material culture and poverty in a squatter settlement in Santo Domingo. Dr. Taylor is investigating the material and economic bases of cultural difference between Haiti and the ominican
Republic.

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