Joelle Julien

Grant Type

Dissertation Fieldwork Grant

Institutional Affiliation

California, Los Angeles, U. of

Grant number

Gr. 10121

Approve Date

April 8, 2021

Project Title

Julien, Joelle (California, Los Angeles, U. of) "Haitian Migrants in Latin America and the Political Economy of Race"

While the U.S., other Caribbean islands, France, and Canada have been the primary destinations of Haitian migrants over the last half-century, since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, dominant Haitian migration patterns have shifted towards Latin America. As changing immigration policies in the Americas in response to Haitian migration restrict and stimulate movement, Haitian migrants often have to navigate not only domestic, but also international politics while being in simultaneous transit and settlement in Brazil and Mexico, among other Latin American locales. Utilizing ethnographic methods such as participant observation, interviews, and historical and legal analysis, this multi-sited ethnographic project based in emerging Haitian populations in Brazil and Mexico, investigates what this recent Haitian migration shift, that has led to hundreds of thousands of Haitians living in Latin America, can tell us about the intersections of race, migration, nation, and inter-state relations in the Americas.