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Carlo Handy Charles

[Incoming] Assistant Professor in Sociology & Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology and Geography, McMaster University

Carlo Handy Charles is an incoming Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Windsor and a dual Ph.D. Candidate in sociology at McMaster University and geography at the CNRS-LC2S/Université des Antilles. His Ph.D. research looks at the intersection of diaspora/transnationalism and sexuality among Haitians in Canada, the United States, France, Brazil, Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.

His research has appeared in Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees, BMJ Global Health, International Journal of Mental Health Systems, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Practice, Research, and Policy, and the Journal of Loss and Trauma. As an active contributor to knowledge dissemination to audiences beyond academia, his research has appeared in The Conversation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) National Post, the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, La Presse, Radio France Internationale, BFMTV, l'Humanité, Revue Frictions, Medium, Caracas Chronicles, Daily News, among others.

He is a former Vanier Scholar, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholar, and a Fellow at the Institut Convergence Migrations at the CNRS and Collège de France. He is also an Advisor on the Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee at the City of Toronto.


  • 2018–present
    Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, McMaster University
  • 2019–present
    Ph.D. Candiate in Geography, LC2S-CNRS/Université des Antilles