Dr Eve Hayes De Kalaf

Contact details

Name:
Dr Eve Hayes De Kalaf
Qualifications:
PhD University of Aberdeen, MA Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, PGDip Universidad Católica Santo Domingo, BA (Hons) University of Nottingham
Position:
Research Fellow
Institute:
Institute of Historical Research
Email address:
eve.hayesdekalaf@sas.ac.uk
Website:
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8343-4319

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Communities, Classes, Races, Digitisation, Globalization & Development, Human rights, Political Institutions, Regional history, Social Sciences
Research keywords:
Citizenship and noncitizenship, legal and digital identity, statelessness, race and anti-racism, identity and belonging, Latin America and the Caribbean, international development, slavery and settler colonialism, social policy, inclusion/exclusion
Regions:
Caribbean, North America, South America, United Kingdom
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Dr Hayes de Kalaf’s work examines the use and abuse of modern-day identity-based development 'solutions' - including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - which aim to provide all people, everywhere with a legal and, increasingly, digital identity over the next decade.

Languages:
Spoken Written
French Fluent Fluent
Spanish Fluent Fluent
German Fluent Intermediate
Portuguese Fluent Fluent
Other: Haitian Creole
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-May-2023 Digital Identity: Emerging Trends, Debates and Controversies. Women In Identity.

Research aids

07-Feb-2023 Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner London: Anthem Press Series in Citizenship and National Identities

Monographs

Paperback edition with Foreword by Junot Díaz.

27-Jan-2023 Anger as Home Secretary ditches key review recommendations, failing Windrush scandal survivors and campaigners

Articles

15-Jan-2023 A New Expression of Dominicanidad: The Dominican ID Card, Technology and Race. In Jiménez Polanco, J., & Sagás, E. (2023) Dominican Politics in the Twenty-First Century: Continuity and Change. New York, London: Routledge.

Chapters

02-Sep-2022 Chocolate, Children, and the Curriculum: Child Exploitation and the Dominican Cocoa Industry. In Blackman, Stacey N. J. (2022) Equitable Education for Marginalized Youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. New York, London: Routledge.

Chapters

23-May-2022 At “tipping point”: New Report signals limited drive within the Home Office properly to address the Windrush Scandal

Articles

01-Nov-2021 Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner London: Anthem Press Series in Citizenship and National Identities.

Monographs

03-Aug-2021 How some countries are using digital ID to exclude vulnerable people around the world, The Conversation.

Articles

28-May-2021 Digital identity, rights and citizenship in Latin America and the Caribbean: who are we including and who is being left behind?

Articles

01-Jan-2019 Making Foreign: Legal Identity, Social Policy and the Contours of Belonging in the Contemporary Dominican Republic', in Cruz-Martínez, G. (ed.) Welfare and Social Protection in Contemporary Latin America. London: Routledge.

Chapters

19-Jun-2015 Dominican Republic has taken citizenship from up to 200,000 and is getting away with it, The Conversation.

Articles

08-Apr-2015 How a group of Dominicans were stripped of their nationality and now face expulsion to Haiti, The Conversation

Articles

01-Apr-2014 'Stateless in the Caribbean', in Haiti Briefing 76. London: Haiti Support Group.

Journal articles

Publications available on SAS-space:

Date Details
Apr-2023 Digital Identity: Emerging Trends, Debates and Controversies

NonPeerReviewed

Building on the extended bibliography that formed part of our Women In Identity Human Impact report, and the rapid development of the digital identity since initial publication, we decided to commission a dedicated literature review to support our work in developing a Global ID Code of Conduct. This review, written by Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf (University of London) and Kimberly Fernandes (University of Pennsylvania), summarises the emerging trends, debates and controversies surrounding digital identities. The authors look at global examples of how digital identity is working in practice, and re-iterate the requirements for inclusive and equitable solutions that work for all.

Jan-2023 Anger as Home Secretary ditches key review recommendations, failing Windrush scandal survivors and campaigners

NonPeerReviewed

This week, the Home Secretary Suella Braverman provided the UK parliament with an update on the government’s delivery of recommendations as outlined in the 2020 Windrush Lessons Learned Review. This included the announcement that the Home Office is dropping three of the 30 recommendations provided by the author of the review, Wendy Williams, who was appointed by the government as an independent advisor in the aftermath of the Windrush scandal.

Apr-2022 At “tipping point”: New report signals limited drive within the Home Office properly to address the Windrush scandal

NonPeerReviewed

In a much anticipated independent review published on the Windrush scandal last week, Wendy Williams warns that the Home Office is at “tipping point” and must maintain momentum to ensure systemic and cultural change.

Sep-2023 COST Action Blog: A Legal Identity for All?

NonPeerReviewed

The History of Identity Documentation in European Nations (HIDDEN) network unites scholars in history, migration studies, geography, sociology, law, linguistics, postcolonial studies, human rights and more to look at the history of ID regimes in Europe and beyond, drawing connections between the past and present.

Publications available on SAS-space

Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Details
The Windrush Scandal in a Transnational and Commonwealth Context

This three-year research project seeks, for the first time, to produce a scholarly examination of the so-called ‘Windrush Scandal’ within a fully transnational framework, one that properly considers the agency of a wide variety of official and non-official actors from both sides of the Atlantic and the role of the post-colonial and Commonwealth contexts of international relations. The project’s key objective is to develop a unique digital research resource of extended interviews on the national and diplomatic activism around the Windrush scandal, supported by digitized government documents from the British archives and Caribbean government records.  

Professional Affiliations

Professional affiliations:

Name Activity
Haiti Support Group Treasurer
Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS) Board member
Resilient and Sustainable Islands Initiative (RESI) RESI is a global advisory network based at the Overseas Development Institute, working with Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
18-Apr-2023 'Companionship of Minds': Nancy Cunard and the Anglophone Caribbean Press in the 1930s and 1940s

Speaker: Anna Girling, Institute of English Studies, University of London.

14-Mar-2023 What does a genuinely just transition mean for the Caribbean?

Speaker: Matthew Bishop, University of Sheffield

07-Dec-2022 A Crisis of Legitimacy: Assessing the Decivilizing Process of the State of Trinidad and Tobago

Speaker: Melissa Mendez, Cardiff University

01-Nov-2022 The Future of Black Community Organisations in 21st Century Britain: An Engaged Ethnography

Speaker: Shey Fyffe, BCU, Chair: Jake Gandy

04-Oct-2022 Three Scenes from a Jamaican Childhood, Including the Unspeakable

Speaker: Thomas Glave, University of Liverpool

07-Jul-2022 Society for Caribbean Studies

Book presentation

14-Jun-2022 Black British Magazines Posed for their 'True' African Nature

Speaker: Kadija George (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
Chair: Nick Brown (independent)

10-May-2022 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - The Other Windrush: Legacies of Indenture in Britain’s Caribbean Empire

Chair: Marta Fernández Campa (Independent scholar)
Speaker:  María del Pilar Kaladeen (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

26-Apr-2022 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - Old but not cold: ‘Mi old but mi nuh cold’

Chair: Amber Lascelles (University of Bristol)
Speaker: Audrey Allwood (Goldsmiths, University of London)

22-Mar-2022 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - Rastafari in Britain and the Geographies of Ethiopianism

Chair: Jo Norcup (University of Warwick)
Speaker: Aleema Gray (University of Warwick)

22-Feb-2022 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - Nothing of this Kind in Britain: Caribbean Radicalism and Revolutionary Epistemologies Across the 1960s Black Atlantic

Chair: Rod Westmaas (Guyana SPEAKS)
Speaker: James Cantres (City University of New York)

25-Jan-2022 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - Speaking of contraband. Presentation of 'Islanders and Empire: Smuggling and Political Defiance in Hispaniola, 1580-1690'

Chair: Simeon Simeonov (Brown University)
Speaker: Juan José Ponce Vázquez (University of Alabama)

07-Dec-2021 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - Papers for The People: The Radical Press of the Late Colonial Caribbean

Speaker: Kesewa John (UCL Institute of the Americas)
Chair: Zakiya McKenzie (Exeter)

01-Dec-2021 Book Launch - Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner. Anthem Series in Citizenship and National Identities.

Chair: David Howard, Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development (University of Oxford)

Discussants: Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Raj Chetty, associate professor, English Department (St John's University)

16-Nov-2021 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - The Warfare Origins of the Anti-Slave-Trade Legal Regime in the Atlantic World

Speaker: Jake Subryan Richards (LSE)
Chair: Adom Philogene Heron (Goldsmiths)

12-Oct-2021 Caribbean Studies Seminar Series - A Revindication of Haitian Futures: Beyond Disaster Discourses

Speaker: Mimi Sheller (Dean of the Global School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute) 
Chair:  Shodona Kettle (UCL Institute of the Americas)

24-Jun-2021 CLACS Conference - (Re)Imagining Belonging in Latin America and Beyond: Access to Citizenship, Digital Identity and Rights. Day 2.

Organised by Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf. Held by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in collaboration with the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI).

23-Jun-2021 CLACS Conference - (Re)Imagining Belonging in Latin America and Beyond: Access to Citizenship, Digital Identity and Rights. Day 1.

Organised by Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf. Held by the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) in collaboration with the Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion (ISI).

08-Apr-2021 University of Liverpool Conference - Memory and Representation in Latin America

Organiser of virtual event as part of the AHRC-funded project 'Memory, Victims, and Representation of the Colombian Conflict' with the University of Liverpool.

Knowledge transfer activities:

Details
Nèg Mawon Podcast

[Scholar Series #15] "Legal Identity: Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic". A Conversation with Dr. Eve Hayes de Kalaf

Between the Lines Institute of Development Studies Podcast

In this episode of the IDS podcast Between the Lines, IDS Research Fellow Tony Roberts interviews Eve Hayes de Kalaf, author of the book Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner. The author discusses amongst other things; What motivated them to write the book? And what stories of lived experiences were important in developing this book?

Book Launch - Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner

Chair: David Howard, Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development (University of Oxford)

Discussants: Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning Dominican-American writer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Raj Chetty, associate professor, English Department (St John's University)

Talking Legal Identity, Race and Belonging with Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf

Women in Identity interview with Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at London University’s Institute of Modern Languages Research.

Pre-book Launch: Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic

Dr Hayes de Kalaf's research offers uncomfortable insights into the use and abuse of modern-day identity-based development 'solutions' for exclusionary and citizenship-stripping practices. At this pre-launch of her first book, "Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner", Dr Hayes de Kalaf will present the definitive analysis of the events leading up to the controversial 2013 Constitutional Tribunal ruling which rendered the plaintiff Juliana Deguis Pierre stateless.

From Citizen to Foreigner: How Digital IDs can be used to exclude the Marginalised

Jessica Pandian interviews Dr Eve Hayes de Kalaf, Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Institute of Modern Languages Research, about her new book, ‘Legal Identity, Race and Belonging in the Dominican Republic: From Citizen to Foreigner’. Published as part of the Anthem Series on citizenship and national identities, the book offers a critical perspective into the connection between international actors promoting the universal provision of legal identity, and the Dominican state restricting access to citizenship from largely, but not exclusively, populations of Haitian descent. 

Consultancy & Media
Media experience:
Yes
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