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17:30 - 19:00 1 March 2017

Making Foreign: Legal Identity, Social Policy and the Contours of Belonging in the Contemporary Domi


Lecture Room 103 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Eve Hayes de Kalaf, Programmes Coordinator, Haiti Support Group, Eve Hayes de Kalaf is based at the University of Aberdeen Department of Hispanic Studies where she tutors on undergraduate courses on Latin American history, culture and human rights. She was recently awarded the David Nicholls Memorial Trust Prize and is also recipient of the Isabella Middleton Fund to support her research on the Caribbean. Eve also works part-time as the Programmes Coordinator for the Haiti Support Group, a UK-based advocacy organisation. Read more about the speaker here.

This paper analyses the case of the Dominican Republic (DR) where disputes over the right of native born persons of Haitian ancestry to a Dominican legal identity have become highly contested and deeply politicised in recent years. Refusing to issue birth certificates and/or confiscating documents from migrant-descended populations, the state argued it was rectifying an administrative oversight that had led to the erroneous inclusion of persons born to 'undocumented' migrants as Dominicans within the civil registry. Read the full abstract here. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/americas/documents/Making_Foreign.pdf


Oscar Martinez
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