Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Dominican Republic - COI

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Dr Carrie Gibson

Dr Carrie Gibson received her PhD in History from Cambridge University, and prior to this worked as a journalist for The Guardian and other publications. She is most currently the author of Empire’s Crossroads: A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day (Pan Macmillan, 2014) and is currently at work on a book about the Hispanic history of the United States. She has lived in or travelled extensively around the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico areas of Latin America (Cuba, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Colombia, Central America) but has also spent time in other islands in the region, as well as Guyana and Suriname in South America. Her interests as a historian and researcher include economic migration, human rights, slavery and human trafficking, ethnicity/race, gay rights/homophobia. She speaks Spanish and some French. 

Dr Jacqueline Jiménez Polanco (LGBTI)

Contact E-mail: jacquelinejpolancoatgmail [dot] com

Dr Jiménez Polanco is currently an Assistant Professor in Social Sciences at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York. She was previously a Research Associate at The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and an Associate Professor in the Gender, Politics and Society Program at the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO). She was also previously an Assistant Professor in Puerto Rican/Latin American Studies at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She holds a Doctor "Cum Laude" in Political Science and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid, a Juris Doctor Degree's Review (Examination of Licenciatura) from the Faculty of Law of the Complutense University of Madrid and a Bachelor in Science and Literature and Juris Doctor from the Pontifical Catholic University Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic. She also holds a Post-Doctoral Specialization on Immigration, Asylum, and Refugee Law form the Carlos III University, a Postgraduate Course of Specialization in Comparative Law from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Postgraduate Course of Specialization in Constitutional Law and Political Science from the Center for Constitutional Studies of Madrid. Dr. Jiménez Polanco has written extensively on the Dominican Republic, focusing on its political conditions, gender, migration, and LGBTIQ issues.