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Born in Port-au-Prince, Jacques-Raphaël Georges owes his primary and secondary education to the state of Haiti. Firstly, he was a pupil at L’Ecole Nationale des Casernes Dessalines, a school opened to dependents of members of the Haitian armed forces.


Georges began his teaching career, at Centre d’etudes d’Haiti, as a Greek and Latin instructor, while studying at the Faculty of Ethnology, in Port-au-Prince, before immigrating to the United States.


He served in the U.S. Navy. Honorably discharged, he obtained a B.A., a Master in French Pedagogy and a Certificate in African and African-American Studies. Georges later crowned his accomplishments with a Ph.D. in 1999, at the University of Connecticut. Presently he teaches French & francophone cultures at the University of New Hampshire, at Manchester.


A defender of black cultures, Dr. Georges travelled extensively throughout Africa, and Latin America, given many conferences on the topic.