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Associate Professor @ University of French Guiana


Claire Palmiste is an associate professor at the University of French Guiana. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the transracial adoption of native American children in white families in the USA. Since 2016, she has been working on the management of juvenile delinquents in the French West Indies and Guiana as a starting point for a further comparative approach with other English-speaking islands. She is also interested in examining the implementation of child welfare laws within colonial spaces in the French and English Caribbean.

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