Carlo Handy Charles

M.A in Sociology, York University

I am Carlo Handy CHARLES, currently completing the first year of a Master of Arts in sociology as an exchange student at York University. I am also registered as a first-year M.A. student in Sociology at Université Lumière Lyon 2 in France. My research interests lie in the areas of transnational migration and diaspora, ethnicity and race relations, postcolonial theory, and critical social theory. In my M.A. research, I plan to investigate the effects of racial hierarchies and/or limited economic opportunities on Haitian transmigrants’ identities and on their incorporation in Canada and the United States in the context of global neoliberal economic restructuring. I would also examine the Canadian and American national integration policies such as multiculturalism, inter-culturalism and assimilation.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Haiti, (Canada, Unites States and France where large communities of Haitians have settled) and Venezuela

Keywords: transnationalims,  Haitian diaspora, identity, globalization, incorporation