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Kersuze Simeon-Jones

Associate Professor


Home Campus: Tampa
Office: FAO 271
Telephone: (813) 974-6163


Dr. Kersuze Simeon-Jones is Associate Professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies at the University of South Florida.  Her primary research and teaching interests include Intellectual History and Political Movements of the African Diaspora, Haiti’s National History; Women History within the African/Black Diaspora. 

She is the author of The Intellectual Roots of Contemporary Black Thought: Nascent Political Philosophies, Routledge.  She has also published numerous articles, book chapters, and encyclopedic entries.  Her work include: “Racial Politics in Haiti,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press; “The Négritude Philosophy and the Movement,” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies; “The Pan-African Philosophy and Movement: The Practice of Multiculturalism,” Philosophies of Multiculturalism: Beyond Liberalism, Routledge; “Noirisme: Black Power and Black Pride,” Digital Library of the Caribbean; “Démences, Psychoses et Liberté Psychique dans Le Cri de l’oiseau rouge,” Ecrits d’Haïti: Perspectives sur la littérature haïtienne contemporaine, Editions Karthala; “Masculinity in Hurston’s Texts,” The Inside Light: New Critical Essays on Zora Neale Hurston, Praeger Books; “Haiti’s Politico-Cultural Transcript: Moving toward National Rehabilitation,” Negritud: Afro-Latin American Studies; “Production et Reproduction: Le Symbolisme Historique du Corps de la Femme Antillaise et de sa Progéniture,” Journal of Caribbean Studies; “Free Poetics, Nation Language in Caribbean Literature,” Journal of Caribbean Studies.

Dr. Simeon-Jones holds an Interdisciplinary Doctoral degree in: History and Literature of the Black Diaspora, from the University of Miami, Florida.  She completed a Master of Arts Degree in French and Francophone Literature at Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in French Literature, with a Minor in Spanish Language and Literature, also from Rutgers.