Researchers – Jean

Jean, Dr. Sony

Joseph Sony Jean is post-doctoral Researcher at KITLV. His work focuses on the longue-durée landscape transformation of Haiti, using data from ethnography, ethnohistory and archaeological records. For the project CaribTRAILS (Caribbean Transdisciplinary Research. Archaeology of Indigenous Legacies Spinoza), he investigates the longue-durée occupation and the uses of caves from the Amerindian occupation to the contemporary society in the north of Haiti.

Sony has a bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology from the Université d’Etat d’Haiti and studied both History and Archaeology at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in Jamaica. He holds a Research Master from the Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail in France and a PhD in Caribbean archaeology from Leiden University.

Selected Publications

La biographie d’un paysage. Etude sur les transformations de longue durée du paysage culturel de la région de Fort-Liberté, Haïti. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 2019.

(With C.L. Hofman), ‘Dynamiques interculturelles des traces mémorielles amérindiennes d’Haïti’, La Mémoire de l’Esclavage. Traces mémorielles de l’esclavage et des traites dans l’espace atlantique, edited by Aje L., Gachon N. Paris: Edition L’Harmattan, 2018.

(With C.L. Hofman, J. Ulloa Hung, E.N. Herrera Malatesta, T.F. Sonnemann, and M.L.P. Hoogland), ‘Indigenous Caribbean perspectives: archaeologies and legacies of the first colonised region in the New World’,  Antiquity 92 (361): 200–216, 2018.