Writings Recently Published Edited Volume
Dr. Freeman's Chapters in Who Owns Haiti?
Sovereignty and Soil: Collective and Wage Labor in Rural Haiti.
Sovereignty and ‘Ownership’ from Inside and Out. with Robert Maguire.
Reflections on Sovereignty. with Robert Maguire and Nicholas Johnson.
Who Owns Haiti? People, Power, and Sovereignty
(2017) Edited by Robert Maguire and Scott Freeman and published by the University Press of Florida, featuring chapters by Laurent Dubois, Robert Fatton Jr., Scott Freeman, Nicholas Johnson, Chelsey Kivland, Robert Maguire, Francois Pierre-Louis Jr., Karen Richman, Ricardo Seitenfus, and Amy Wilentz
Although Haiti established its independence in 1804, external actors such as the United States, the United Nations, and non-profits have wielded considerable influence throughout its history. Especially in the aftermath of the Duvalier regime and the 2010 earthquake, continual imperial interventions have time and again threatened its sovereignty.
Who Owns Haiti? explores the role of international actors in the country’s sovereign affairs while highlighting the ways in which Haitians continually enact their own independence on economic, political, and cultural levels. The contributing authors contemplate Haiti’s sovereign roots from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including political science, anthropology, history, economics, and development studies. They also consider the assertions of sovereignty from historically marginalized urban and rural populations. This volume addresses how Haitian institutions, grassroots organizations, and individuals respond to and resist external influence. Examining how foreign actors encroach on Haitian autonomy and shape--or fail to shape--Haiti’s fortunes, it argues that varying discussions of ownership are central to Haiti’s future as a sovereign state.
"Powerful essays by experts in their fields addressing what matters most to smaller nations--the meaning of sovereignty, and the horrid trajectory from colonialism, to neocolonialism into neoliberalism."--Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, author of Haiti: The Breached Citadel
Soil Conservation & Agriculture
Sliding Soils: Political Ecology and Development in Haiti (Book manuscript in progress)
Sovereignty and Soil: Collective and Wage Labor in Rural Haiti. In Who Owns Haiti? People, Power, and Sovereignty (2017), eds. Robert Maguire and Scott Freeman
Development Aid & Projects
Lojik èd: Pwojè e Odìt nan Ayiti (Logics of aid: The project and audit in Haiti). Chantiers. Universitè d’Ètat d’Haiti (Forthcoming)
Haiti’s Projectified Landscapes. African Education In Focus. Teachers College, Columbia University. (2013)
Perfume & the Vetiver Trade
Perfume and Planes: Ignorance and imagination in Haiti’s vetiver oil industry (Submitted)
Vetiver in Southwest Haiti (pdf). New York: Haiti Research and Policy Program, Columbia University. Digital Publication. (2013)
Writings for the Focus on Haiti Initiative
The Focus On Haiti Initiative was founded after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and promotes scholarship and policy discussions on Haiti at the Elliott School of International Affairs. Dr. Freeman was a member of the FOH team while a visiting scholar at the Institute for Global and International Studies at the Elliott School of George Washington University.
Pepper Water and Protests in Haiti. June 3, 2015.
Martelly at Howard University: A Concerning View on Poverty and Education? February 12, 2014.
Audits as Usual? July 19, 2013.
The Invisible Walls of Aid. June 17, 2013.
Images and "Saving." May 9, 2013.
The Two Faces of the UN. March 20, 2013.
UNDP's Questionable Claims of Progress. February 6, 2013.