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Africana studies educator

Réegine Alta Grâce Latortue, Haitian, American Africana studies educator. Recipient 11 awards for untiring efforts on behalf of Haitians, HASA-Brooklyn College, 1990, award for outstanding service to Vietnam era veterans Brooklyn College, 1981; Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow, 1987-1988; grantee American Council of Learned Societies, 1988, Southern Fellowships Fund, 1976-1978.


Latortue, Réegine Alta Grâce was born on May 24, 1952 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Came to the United States, 1964. Daughter of Charles Francçois and Yva (Richard) Latortue.


Bachelor, Trinity College, 1970;Master of Arts, University of Illinois, 1972;Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1975;Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1982.


Teachers assistant, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1970-1972;teachers assistant, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1974-1975;lecturer African-American studies, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1975-1977;lecturer, Hartford (Connecticut) U., 1978;instructor, Brooklyn College, 1978-1983;assistant professor, Brooklyn College, 1983-1987;associate professor, Brooklyn College, 1987-1988;chairman, associate professor African studies department, Brooklyn College, since 1988.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author, editor: Les Cenelles: A Collection of Poems by Creole Writers, 1979. Co-author: Femmes Haitiennes En Diaspora, 1986. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Modern Language Association, College Language Association (life), Caribbean Studies Association, African Literature Association, Middle Atlantid Writers Association, New York State Women's Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, traveling, gardening, bridge.


Married Charles A. Dougall, May 26, 1973 (divorced 1977). Married Jean Jacques Senechal, August 27, 1985.

Charles Francçois Latortue

Yva (Richard) Latortue

Charles A. Dougall

Jean Jacques Senechal