Office Hours
Tues/Thur 9-9:30
Wed 11-12, 1-2



  • Community development in Borgne, Haiti
  • Gender and the relationship between race, gender, and socio-economic status
  • Haitian immigrants in the United States
  • International migration with emphasis on migration from the Caribbean and Haiti
  • The African Diaspora and post-colonial societies in the Americas.

Rose-Marie Chierici

Professor and Chair

of Anthropology

Sturges 13 H
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Rose-Marie Chierici has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1994

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Rochester
  • M.A., George Washington University
  • B.A., College Ste. Rose de Lima, Haiti

Research Interests

  • 2002-Present: Faculty Associate, Family and Youth Community Research Center, Miami, FL. The Center is an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers interested in doing research among Haitian immigrants and refugees in the US. Research interests include reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.
  • 1996-1997: Consultant, Latina Commission on AIDS- Migrant Health: Wayne County, NY. Researched cultural notions of illness and gender and assessed HIV/AIDS education and prevention programs among Haitian, Jamaican and African American farm workers in Wayne County, NY.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: Forthcoming Anthropology and the Third World. H. James Birx, Ed. The Encyclopedia of Encyclopedia, SAGE Publications
  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: 2004 Caribbean Migration in the Age of Globalization: Transnationalism, Race, and Ethnic Identity. Reviews in Anthropology 33(1)
  • Gadon, Margaret, Rose-Marie Chierici and Pat Rios: 2001 Afro-American Migrant Farmworkers: A Culture in Isolation. A focus group study of variations in HIV risk, knowledge and health beliefs of Haitian, Jamaican and African American farmworkers. AIDS Care 13(6):789-801
  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: 1999 Introduction to “Learning the Work of Anthropologists: Conversations between Anthropologists, Students, and Communities”. Anthropology of Work Review, Vol. XIX(4)
  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: 1996 Lifting the Veil of Anonymity: A Haitian Refugee’s Tale of Rejections, A Lesson for the Anthropologist. Identities, Vol. 2(4): 407-417
  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: 1991 Demele: Making It, Migration and Adaptation among Haitian Boat People in the United States. New York: AMS Press
  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: 1988 Haitian Farmworkers: An Example of Immigrant Marginality. The Connection, Human Development and Family Studies, Cornell University, Winter 1988-89
  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: 1987 Making it to the Center: Migration and Adaptation Among Haitian Boat People" New York Folklore, 8(1-2): 107-16
  • Co-author: 1984 Migrant Heritage Studies Kit: Haitian Component. BOCES Geneseo Migrant Center, Geneseo, NY
  • Chierici, Rose-Marie: 1999 Introduction to “Learning the Work of Anthropologists: Conversations between Anthropologists, Students, and Communities”. Anthropology of Work Review, Vol. XIX(4)
My Classes

Anth 313:
Global Health Issues

    This course examines the effects of globalization on the health of people around the globe and relates disparities in the spread of preventable diseases and access to basic health services to the growing inequality between rich and poor nations. Some of the issues explored include the repercussions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; the emergence and impact of new illnesses; the feminization of poverty and its impact on the health of children; and the effects of political repression and violence. The theoretical perspective used to analyze these issues draws on the work of applied and public anthropologists as well as the literature on globalization, public health, race, ethnic and gender politics. Prerequisites: ANTH 100 or ANTH 101. Offered every spring

Anth 321:
Contemporary theory in Anthropology