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Haiti - Diaspora : A Haitian-American Dean of the Law School of Loyola University (Chicago)
She will take office in July 2022.
Find out more about Michele Alexandre :
Michèle Alexandre left Haiti in 1990 at the age of 15 and her family settled in Brooklyn.
A recipient of Fulbright and Watson scholarships, she has dedicated her career and studies to civil rights. She brings to Loyola more than 20 years of experience in higher education acquired in several institutions, including the éStetson University College of Lawé as dean and professor of law.
Previously she worked at the University of Mississippi, where she initiated the Race and Sustainability conference addressing issues affecting the livelihoods of poor people in Mississippi and the Southern region. Michèle Alexandre previously taught at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys Law School, at the American College of Law, at the University of Baltimore Law School, at the University of Houston and the Cairo Summer Program at the Seton Hall University School of Law.
She is the author of numerous law journal articles, opinion pieces and textbooks, including “The New Frontiers of Civil Rights Litigation” and “Sexploitation: Sexual Profiling and the Illusion of Gender”.
Her publications appear among others in : "Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy", "UCLA Chicano/a-Latino/a Law Review", "Oxford Round Table's Forum on Public Policy", "Boston College Journal of Environmental Affairs Law Review"...
As an expert in her areas of research, Alexandre has lectured nationally and internationally on topics such as poverty, race, gender and disability.
Her professional background also includes positions as a lawyer and associate lawyer.
A respected leader and agent of change in the community, Alexandre was named one of Ebony magazine's 100 Most Influential African American Women in 2013 and one of the 50 "Most Influential Minority Law Teachers of 50 and less" by "Lawyers of Color Magazine".
She earned her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, where she was the first black valedictorian.