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Eve Hayes de Kalaf

Research Associate, CLACS University of London, and School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen

Eve is currently working at the School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen as a Research Associate. She is also this year's Stipendiary Fellow at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London.

Eve has an extensive academic and professional background working in Latin America and the Caribbean. She obtained a distinction in a PGDip in Human Development with the United Nations in 2010 and a Master’s degree at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London in 2011. She completed her PhD in Latin American Studies from the University of Aberdeen in 2018 whilst teaching at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Eve then moved to the School of Law and Social Justice and subsequently the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Liverpool.

Eve’s research offers some uncomfortable insights into the use and abuse of modern-day identity-based development 'solutions' that aim to provide all people, everywhere with a legal identity. Importantly, her book 'Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner' is the first to identify a link between the promulgation of ID practices by international organisations such as the World Bank and the United Nations with arbitrary measures that retroactively stripped hundreds of thousands of native-born (largely) Haitian-descended citizens of their Dominican citizenship. The book is part of the Anthem Series in Citizenship and National Identities. You can see the pre-launch to this publication here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sejxDeI9zYw

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Stipendiary Fellow, Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)