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Bryant C. Freeman

Professor Emeritus of African and African American Studies
Founder Univ. of Kansas Institute of Haitian Studies
Former Chair, Univ. of Kansas Dept. of French and Italian
Primary office:
Bailey Hall, Rm 9

Professor Emeritus of African and African American Studies
Founder Univ. of Kansas Institute of Haitian Studies.
Elève Etranger, Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris). Yale Ph.D.
Former Chair, Univ. of Kansas Dept. of French and Italian.
Instructor for United Nations Observers in Haiti.
Advisor for U.S. and U.N. Peace-Keeping Forces in Haiti (protocol rank: Major General).
Pax Christi Human Rights Team, Haiti.
Instructor for U.S. Peace Corps/Haiti.

Major Awards:

Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Haitian People.
U.S. Dept. of Justice Commissioner's Special Service Award.
Kansas Humanities Council Award. Kansas French Educator of the Year.
Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Phi Beta Kappa.
Yale Univ. Fellow. Fulbright Scholar.

Major Publications:

Haitian-English Dictionary (1,074 pp. in 5th ed.).
Editor, Complete Works of leading Haitian novelist, Carrié Paultre (eighteen vol. in Haitian Creole).
Collector and Editor, Ann Bay Lodyans (sixteen small vol. of Haitian folktales in Haitian Creole, later republished in two large vol.).
Concordance du Théâtre et des Poésies de Jean Racine (1,783 pp. in 2 vol.).
Konkòdans Bib la (with Jim Ross) (1,550 pp.).

Other Books Published:

Third-World Folk Beliefs and Practices: Haitian Medical Anthropology.
Haitian-English English-Haitian Medical Dictionary (3rd ed.).
Haitian-English Medical Phraseology (3rd ed.).
Diksyonè Òtograf Kreyòl Ayisyen.
Dictionnaire inverse de la Langue créole haïtienne.
Dictionnaire préliminaire des Fréquences de la Langue créole haïtienne. 
Ti Koze Kreyòl: A Haitian-Creole Conversation Manual (2nd ed.).
Chita Pa Bay: Elementary Readings in Haitian Creole (3rd ed.).
Survival Creole (English [5th ed.], French, German, and Spanish editions).
Haitian Creole for Peace Support (English and French editions).

Books edited with Introduction:

James Leyburn, The Haitian People. Frank Etienne, Pelentèt. Lyonel Desmarattes, Mouche Defas. Jan Mapou, Anba Mapou a. Jan-Wobè Kadè, Restavèk. Lodewijk Peleman, Gesproken Taal van Haïti. Anon., Wonn Refleksyon (two vol.). Michelle Etnire, Haiti: The Orphan Chronicles. Beaudelaine Pierre, Testaman. Roger Nelson, Zwazo Ayiti yo. Author/Editor of 29 Occasional Papers of the Univ. of Kansas Institute of Haitian Studies. Plus numerous articles, papers, and book reviews.

President: North-Am. Society for 17th-Century French Literature (2 terms).
Modern Foreign Lang. Assoc. of Virginia.
Kansas Chapter, Am. Assoc. of Teachers of French.
Clumber Spaniel Club of Am. (2 terms).
Charlottesville-Albemarle Kennel Club.

Delegate: American Kennel Club.
Life Member: Modern Lang. Assoc. of Am.; Am. Assoc. of Teachers of French; Clumber Spaniel Club of Am.; Lawrence-Jayhawk Kennel Club.
Member: Haitian Studies Assoc.; Société Internationale des Etudes Créoles; Society for Caribbean Linguistics; Richmond Symphony; Virginia State Symphony; Lawrence Symphony; and other orchestras.

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The Langston Hughes Center received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a June 2017 summer institute for high school teachers, entitled "Teaching the 'Long Hot Summer' of 1967 and Beyond."  The project will be led by Shawn Alexander, Clarence Lang, and John Rury.

Teresa Leslie-Canty, AAAS Lecturer and a Topeka High School teacher, nominated by her students in February, won a free Nissan Versa Tuesday night as the KSNT News and Capital City Nissan of Topeka “Teacher of the Year”. Teresa Leslie-Canty was previously the February “Teacher of the Month” after being nominated by 13 of her students.

Professor Jessica Gerschultz has been awarded the prestigious American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year. The Fellowship is for her book project, Decorative Arts of the Tunisian Ecole: Fabrications of Modernism, Gender, and Class in Tunisia (1948-1972).

African and African-American studies professor Professor Beverly Mack wins inaugural engaged scholarship award

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Professor Dorthy Pennington was inducted into the Central States Communication Association Hall of Fame (April 2015)

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Second year AAAS MA student, Caroline Kastor is also a professional athlete.  This summer Caroline, former KU soccer standout, signed with FC Kansas City and topped off her rookie season by helping lead the organization to their second straight National Women’s Soccer League championship on October 1, 2015.

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