Dish and Sip is a speaker series that features global influencers in diverse sectors. It provides a platform for discussion and insight into the lives, experiences, and impact of global leaders while enriching connections through food, culture, and heritage.

Speaker: Joanne Hyppolite, Ph.D



Joanne Hyppolite, Ph.D. is a Museum Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) with interests and expertise in African American and African diaspora material and expressive culture, black immigrant American communities and South Florida history. She is the curator of the Cultural Expressions inaugural exhibition and co-curator of A Century in the Making: Building the National Museum of African American History and Culture inaugural exhibit for the NMAAHC. Prior to joining the Smithsonian, she was the Chief Curator at HistoryMiami Museum from 2008 to 2014, where she curated, among others, the exhibitions Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami, Haitian Community Arts and Black Freedom in Florida. Dr. Hyppolite is also a published author of the children’s books Seth and Samona and Ola Shakes It Up and numerous short stories in anthologies such as The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora and journals such as the Caribbean Writer. 


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