Jean Casimir, PhD Sociology, teaches at the Faculty of Human Sciences, State University of Haiti. He obtained his professorship at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he taught for several years. He was a visiting Professor at Stanford University, at the University of the West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica, and a Mellon Visiting Professor at Duke University. He published on social structures of Mexico, Brazil, Haiti and the Caribbean in general. His major work La cultura oprimida published in Mexico in 1981 is also offered in French. He received the Jean-Price Mars 2013 Award of the Faculty of Ethnology at the University of Haiti and the 2016 Haitian Studies Association Award for Excellence. He has published in Haitian Creole and Spanish and English. His actual research focusses on the Haitian State, a study in historical sociology. Casimir is a former Ambassador of his country to the United States of America and to the Organization of American States. He has recently published The Hatians: A Decolonial History (UNC Press, 2020).