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Cécile Accilien, Ph.D.

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - African/African American Studies
Associate Professor
Ph.D., French, Tulane University
Primary office:
Bailey Hall
Room 11
University of Kansas
1440 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045


Cécile Accilien is Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Haitian Studies and Director of the Institute of Haitian Studies in the Department of African and African-American Studies. Her primary areas of interest include Haitian Studies, Gender Studies and Film Studies.


Ph.D., French, Tulane University

M.A., Francophone Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

B.A., French Literature & Civilization, Montclair State University

Research Interests

  • Haitian Studies
  • Francophone Studies (Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Louisiana)
  • Womens Studies
  • African Diaspora Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies


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