Joshua Nadel is an assstant professor of Latin American and Caribbean History at North Carolina Central University. He comes to the Haiti Lab as a Humanities Writ Large Faculty Fellow at Duke. Through collaboration with the Haiti Lab, Borderwork(s) Lab, and Human Rights Center, he is leading a year-long colloquium that engages with both the theory and practice of humanitarian interventions in Haiti. The first semester is an intensive course on the history and theory of humanitarian aid in the country, and in the second semester students will organize an international symposium on the subject. “Humanities in Humanitarianism: the Haiti Project” is meant to function like a think-tank, using the humanities to develop ideas for transitioning from the humanitarian response phase into long-term, sustainable development.
Joining the faculty at North Carolina Central University in 2007, Nadel earned his Ph.D. in Latin American and Caribbean History, as well as his M.A. in History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his B.A. in History at Tufts University. He has extensive experience in humanitarian work through the International Rescue Committee and the National Coalition for Haitian Rights