Cornell University
“Temporary Immigration Status, Race and Workplace Precarity”

Shannon Gleeson, Labor Relations, Law, and History
Kate Griffith, Labor Relations, Law, and History

With the help of five New York City-based research assistants, and through collaborations with several legal aid providers, the team is interviewing immigrants with temporary immigration status about their work experiences. To date, fifty-five interviews have been conducted, primarily with immigrants from Haiti and Central America. Gleeson and Griffith have developed a theoretical framework for their research in a co-authored manuscript entitled, “The Precarity of Temporality: Law-Induced Inhibitors to Temporary Immigrant Workers’ Claimsmaking.”

  • Research assistant to PIs: Dr. Kate Griffith & Dr. Shannon Marie Gleeson
  • Interview memo write-ups summarizing thematic patterns across interview batches
  • Translating and transcribing Haitian Kreyòl audio-recorded interviews

Source: Jason Koski/Cornell University Photography; Kelley, Susan. 2018, April 18. “Untangling how deportation relief affects immigrants”. Cornell Chronicle. <>.


American Planning Association’s International Planning Division
International Research Grant for “Energy Justice: A Comparative Case Study of Decentralized Energy Planning Models in Rural Haiti”

  • Research design, logic model and survey development
  • Fielding logistics and data collection management for four research team members
  • Statistical and spatial analysis, GIS mapping and professional report write up


Dr. Mark Schuller
Northern Illinois University (NIU)

National Science Foundation (NSF) grant #1455142 research project: “Exit Strategies: Assessing Long-Term Social, Cultural, and Political Impacts of the Depart of INGOs in Rural Haiti

  • Quantitative data analysis and GIS mapping
  • Data management and preparation of a large, longitudinal survey dataset
  • Statistical analysis in SPSS and other computational tools
  • Spatial GIS mapping to visually display statistical findings in compelling infographics


Enstiti Travay Sosyal ak Syans Sosyal and the Igarapé Institute
“Haitian Women’s Experiences of Recovery from Hurricane Matthew.”

  • Report writing and editing consultation



Dr. Kimberley Johnson
Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
Racial population change in Virginia and New York

  • GIS mapping


Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)
Earth Institute, Columbia University

  • Planning Researcher to CSUD and UNOPS in Haiti


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