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Catherine Benoit

Connecticut College
Catherine Benoit is Professor of Anthropology and was part of the first cohort of Digital Scholarship Fellows in 2018.  In her research, she examines immigration issues and border reinforcement in the Caribbean.  In her book, Au coeur des tenebres de la 'Friendly Island':  Migrations, Culture et Sida a Saint-Martin (2015), she explores the transnational therapeutic itineraries of the immigrants living with AIDS who look for care in St. Martin, Haiti, Guadeloupe and Europe in the context of the high rate of deportations, which is characteristic of the French immigration policies in the region.  Her digital scholarship project, The St. Martin Project, grew out of this research--first as a digital companion to the book, and now it is being developed in new directions well beyond the book.