Dr. Jean Eddy Saint Paul is a tenured full Professor in the Sociology Department at Brooklyn College and, between Fall 2016 & Spring 2020, served as the founding Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute. His geographic focus is Latin America and the Caribbean, particularly Haiti and Mexico. He earned a B.A. in social work from the State University of Haiti, then served for 12 years as head of the library and as a member of the faculty of human sciences. He went on to gain a M.A. in Latin American studies from Pontificia University Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. Saint Paul earned a Ph.D. in sociology from El Colegio de México. He was a visiting fellow at the select Institute for Political Science (SciencesPo). Mis most recent publications are Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa, edited with Celucien L. Joseph and Glodel Mezilas, and “Sociedad civil: una aproximación teórica,” on Participación ciudadana y sociedad civil en el proceso de democratización de México, edited by Carlos Román Cordourier Real and Jesús Aguilar López.