Marie Lily Cerat

Marie Lily Cerat is Associate Director of the CUNY Haitian Studies Institute at Brooklyn College and teaches with the Africana Studies Department. A post-colonial scholar and culturally responsive pedagogue, Dr. Cerat’s writings examine the effects of the exclusion of Haitian language and culture in the education of Haitian learners. Her research articles have appeared in Rethinking Schools, the Journal of Haitian Studies, and the International Journal of the Sociology of Language. In addition to her scholarly activities, She is the co-founder of Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees, which was established in 1992 to provide ESL and adult literacy instruction to Haitian immigrants and refugees.