Office hours:
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  • 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

Emeritus Professor

of Anthropology

Bailey 107
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)
Fall 2015 Classes

ANTH 243:
S/M/Women:Cross-Cultural Persp

    Using a feminist lens, this course explores the context of women's lives across cultures. It offers an overview of theories that seek to explain the position of women in different societies and the c
    onnection between race, class, culture and gender roles. It places women at the center of a nexus of cultural relationships and power structures predicated on gender inequality, political oppression, economic exploitation, and ideological hegemony. The readings highlight the social and cultural changes brought about by feminist movements and by globalization as well as the ways in which the study of gender has influenced the development of anthropology. Offered every spring, even years
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ANTH 307:
Third World Development

    This course uses case studies, analyses and critiques of development programs, and class discussions to explore definitions of development" and "Third World" the dominant paradigms and ideologies that
    influence social, political and economic strategies in Third World countries the "cost" of development for receiving countries, the significance of globalization and the dynamics between dependency, power relationships, and poverty. Offered every fall
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