Joseph, Daniel, PhD
Sociology and Anthropolgy, Asbury Hall, Room 205D
Sociology and Anthropology
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology (Anthropology)
Daniel received his M.A. and Ph.D in anthropology from the University of Kentucky respectively in 2016 and 2019. He also holds a master’s degree in Societies and Cultures: Europe and Americas from the University of Poitiers, France in 2013 and a Bachelor’s degree in modern languages from Ecole Normale Superieure, of the State University of Haiti in 2007. His research interests include transnationalism, migration, displacement, humanitarianism, citizenship, diaspora, the informal economy, and the Caribbean. In 2018, he published a book chapter, “Moving Heaven and Earth behind Mountains: Everyday Life for Displaced Migrants on the Haitian Side of The Haitian-Dominican Border” in the peer-reviewed edited volume Global Mountain Regions: Conversations Toward the Future (Bloomington: Indiana University Press) based on his doctoral research with forced migrants in Anse-à-Pitres, Haiti.
Indeed, during 2016 and 2017, he conducted research fieldwork with displaced persons in Anse-à-Pitres, a small town located on the Haitian-Dominican border. Many members of this displaced population are Dominicans of Haitian origin, who were stripped of their citizenship by the Dominican state and forced out of the Dominican Republic during summer 2015. In this research, he examines how these Dominican-Haitians forced to re-settle in Haiti, a country that many have never seen before, create livelihood strategies and build an alternative form of citizenship beyond the legal category. This research contributes to studies of displaced people, interdisciplinary studies of migration, and the anthropology of citizenship.
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