Prof. Carolle CharlesCarolle Charles

Phone: (646) 312-4473

Location: VC 4256

Dr. Carolle Charles is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Baruch College. As a scholar her research and work concentrate on processes and agencies both in Haitian society and within the Haitian immigrant communities of North America. Her academic training and her experiences in transnational networking provide the depth and the scope of her scholarships.

Dr. Charles's present scholarly work concentrate in three key areas of Gender, Race, Class and Ethnicity as they intersect with Immigration Processes. Bridging many disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, political science, history, gender and ethnic studies, her contribution is only to Haitian Studies, but also to the fields of Caribbean and Latin American Studies.

Lately, I have been exploring the relationships of Nation, Race, Immigration and Citizenship in the process of creating Identities. These new insights, particularly with the focus on Citizenship as a contentious process and not only as a political status, has led me to new explorations on the concept itself and embedded and embodied in many practices of inclusion and exclusion within and outside the State.

Dr. Charles is a 2000-2001 Fulbright recipient for Haiti. In 2012 she was elected as the President of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) and in 2017 she served as President of the Haitian Studies Association (HSA).  Dr. Charles was on the editorial board of the Journals Gender and Society, a journal of feminism, Identity a journal of Transnationalism, and Wadabaguei, a journal of Caribbean studies.

Selected Publications:

  • Charles, C. (2014). A sociological counter-reading of Chauvet as an "outsider within: Paradox in the Construction of Haitian Women. Journal of Haitian Studies, Vol 20, 2, February 2014.
  • Charles, C. (2013). New York 1967-1971: Prelude to Ti Dife Boule: An encounter with Liberation Theology, Marxism and the Black National Liberation Movement. Journal of Haitian Studies, Fall 2013, Vol 19, No 2.
  • Charles, C. (2011). Reflections on being machan e machandiz Meridian Vol 11, No 1, 2011. Gina Ulysse editor Section on Haitian Women. Meridian, 11(1).
  • Charles, C. (2006). Political Refugees or Economic Immigrants? A new “old" debate within the Haitian Immigrant Communities but with Contestations and division. Journal of American Ethnic History,   (Winter-Spring 2006), Vol 25, 2-3, 190-198.
  •   In Linden Lewis Ed. The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean.  “Popular Imageries of Gender and Sexuality: Poor and working class Haitian women's Discourses on the use of their bodies” Florida University Press 2003.
  •  In Percy Hintzen and Jean Rahier eds, The Invisible Others/Active Presences: Self-Ethnographies Problematizing Blackness. “Being Black Twice” Routlege Press 2003.
  •  In Revista VERTICE/FLACSO, “Cuidadania, Raza y Nacion: Una Reflexion. Santo Domingo, DR. March 2001, 4 pages.
  • 7. Gender and Poverty in Haiti. A UNDP report. New York, February 2000. 80 pages.
  • Charles, C. (1995). "Feminist action and research in Haiti". Caribbean Studies, 28(1), pp 61-76.
  • Charles, C. (1995). "Gender and Politics in Contemporary Haiti: The Duvalierst State, Transnationalism, and the Emergence of a New Feminism (1980-1990). Feminist Studies, 21(1).
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