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LASA Translation Prize for “Terreurs de frontière: Le massacre des Haïtiens en République dominicaine en 1937”

Prize presented by the Haiti/ Dominican Republic section

Comments by the committee, "Building off their years-long efforts to recover the experiences of those who endured the 1937 massacre under Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo’s regime, Derby, Turits, and Denis went beyond merely translating English- and Spanish-language essays and materials into French. The translation includes unpublished oral histories from Haitians, all in the original Kreyòl. The Committee lauds how such effort adds a phenomenal multilingual dimension that advances equitable access to this important history and pushes back on recent attempts to further institutionalize anti-Haitian discrimination within the Dominican Republic."


Congratulations Professor Lauren Derby!



Collection of essays and oral histories by Richard Turits and Lauren Derby.


Edited and Introduced by Watson Denis.