Hadassah St. Hubert

Hadassah St. Hubert

Hadassah St. Hubert, Ph.D. is currently the CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for Latin American and Caribbean Studies with the Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) at Florida International University. She received Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami and her dissertation, Visions of a Modern Nation: Haiti at the World’s fairs, focuses on Haiti’s participation in World’s Fairs and Expositions in the twentieth century. Dr. St. Hubert served as the Assistant Editor for Haiti: An Island Luminous, a digital humanities site dedicated entirely to Haitian history and Haitian studies. An Island Luminous pairs books, manuscripts, newspapers, and photos digitized by libraries and archives in Haiti and the United States with commentary by more than 100 authors at 75 universities around the world. As a Postdoctoral Fellow with dLOC, she leads programming and digitization efforts in collaboration with dLOC’s partners, such as Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator (DVCAI) and L’Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (ISPAN) in Haiti. Dr. St. Hubert has worked with ISPAN to increase access to and preserve Haitian information resources. Through this Andrew W. Mellon funded fellowship, she has applied for additional support for the project through CLIR, the Prince Claus Fund, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and UCLA’s Documenting Global Voices (DGV) grants. Dr. St. Hubert has secured over $850,000 in grant funding from government and private sources for dLOC initiatives. She has presented her work and findings about digital repatriation and collaboration with Haitian archival partners at national and international conferences.