Chelsea Stieber

Chelsea Stieber is an Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. She recently finished a yearlong fellowship at the John W. Kluge center at the Library of Congress, where she worked on her book manuscript about civil war and post-independence writing in Haiti, entitled “Haiti’s Paper War: Post-Independence Writing and the Making of the Republic, 1804–1954.” She has taught a range of courses in French and English, including “Pirates of the Caribbean in Atlantic Literature,” “Caribbean Fascism,” and “Maurrassisme et catholicisme en France.” She has published articles in French Studies and Francosphères, as well as in edited volumes. She created the RSHHGG Lab project in conjunction with the National Digital Initiatives at the Library of Congress ( and the Société Haïtienne d’Histoire de Géographie et de Géologie in order increase the impact of this important repository of scholarly research published in Haiti by facilitating the work of scholars of Haiti in the US, Haiti, and beyond. You can find her on and on twitter @chelseastieber