Claire Payton
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Claire Antone Payton is a historian of the Caribbean and the creator of the Haiti Memory Project, an oral history initiative that documented first person testimonies of the deadly Port-au-Prince earthquake and life in its aftermath. Her research has been supported by a Fulbright-Hays DDRA fellowship, a postdoctoral fellowship at the Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies, and Kluge fellowship at the Library of Congress. Currently, she is Manager of the Memory Project at UVA’s Democracy Initiative, where she promote democratic values and racial equity through public-facing programs that shape inclusive historical memory.

Learn more about Payton’s work here.