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Carlo Handy Charles

Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Institute Convergence Migrations (Paris) and Joint Ph.D. Student in Sociology and Geography, McMaster University

Carlo Handy Charles is currently pursuing a joint doctoral degree in sociology at McMaster University in Canada and geography at the CNRS-LC2S, Université des Antilles, France. His Ph.D. research looks at the interplay between migration, race and sexuality among Haitian immigrants in Canada, the United States, and France.

As a migration scholar, 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, National Post, The Globe and Mail, La Presse, Medium, Caracas Chronicles, Daily News, and LERRN.

He has received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, and a 2020 Research Fellowship at the French Collaborative Institute on Migrations for his research. He is the Chair of the Sociology Graduate Caucus at McMaster University. He is a Session Organizer for the Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster and a member of the Anti-Black Racism Subcommittee at the Canadian Sociological Association. He is also an Advisor on the Francophone Affairs Advisory Committee at the City of Toronto.

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  • 2018–present
    PhD Candidate in Geography, Université des Antilles
  • 2018–present
    PhD Student in Sociology, McMaster University