Associate Professor Sociology, Baruch
As a scholar her research and work concentrate on processes and agencies both in Haitian society and within the Haitian immigrant communities of North America. Dr. Charles’s present scholarly work focuses on three interconnected areas of research: Labor Migration and Transnational Patterns of Migrants’ Identities; the Dynamic of Race, Culture and History; and Gender and Empowerment. Her work is contributing to the ongoing debate on feminist studies that attempts to redefine the very meaning of feminism. Dr. Charles is a 2000-2001 Fulbright recipient for Haiti. Dr. Charles was on the editorial board of the Journals of Gender and Society, Identity and Wadabaguei, a journal of Caribbean studies. “Popular Imageries of Gender and Sexuality: Poor and working class Haitian women’s Discourses on the use of their bodies” was published in In The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean. Linden Lewis Ed., Florida University Press 2003.