Licelot Caraballo

Research Interests Borders, Transnational mobility, Citizenship, Race in Latin America and the Caribbean , Haitian-Dominico relations, Border markets , Gender


Areas of Interest

My primary academic research interest is in transnational mobility, particularly on the Dominico-Haitian border. I study sites called border markets where the predominant working force are Haitian and Dominican women. I examine how these border markets allow for a suspension of the otherwise strict citizenship regulations in the Dominican state (where these markets are located). I maintain that through border crossing, Haitian women create spaces of solidarity and protection in a way that establishes agency as well as a sense of belonging. At Brown, I hope to build on this research through the extensive research opportunities that allow for one's intellectual and professional growth. I envision working collaboratively with faculty and students on themes of migration, gender, and transnational labor, especially within the Center for Latin America and Caribbean Studies and the Cogut Institute for the Humanities. My aim is to contribute through my dissertation to larger, more inclusive conversations regarding transborder mobility. 

Previous Degrees

B.A. in Anthropology and Global Health Studies from College of the Holy Cross (2021)