Amelia Hintzen on Migration, Race, and Citizenship in the Dominican Republic

Cover graphic for the episode of Slavery and Its Legacies featuring Amelia Hintzen
Monday, June 11, 2018

Amelia Hintzen joins Thomas Thurston on this episode of Slavery and Its Legacies to discuss her book manuscript, “Sugarcane Citizenship: A History of Migration and Statelessness in the Dominican Republic,” which explores Haitian migration to Dominican sugar plantations during the twentieth century, and the development of a large stateless population of Haitian descent.

Amelia Hintzen, an interdisciplinary scholar studying race, migration, and citizenship, holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami and a B.A. from Carleton College. She was recently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Gilder Lehrman Center and previously served as the Ruth J. Simmons Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice at Brown University. Her research explores how labor migration and plantation agriculture have shaped conceptions of race and national belonging in Latin America and the Caribbean.