Haitian Studies Association

Member Profile

Isabelle Clerie

Haiti Impact Group - Executive Director

Website/Professional Profile

Email: iclerie@impact.ht
Open to talking with: Activists, Educators (K-12), Journalists, Non-Profit Organizations, Policymakers, Scholars, Students (K-12), Students (College)

Interests: Anthropology, Black studies, Cultural Studies, Decolonization, Development, Digital Humanities, Economics, Education, Environment, History, Human ights, Humanitarian aid, Identity, Immigration, International Relations, Literature, Political Science, Psychology / Social psychology, Religion, Sexualities, Sociology, Women’s and Gender Studies

Isabelle is a Haitian anthropologist whose work has focused on claiming local narratives by leveraging the power and assets of communities in Haiti. She has worked with a variety of organizations including community-based organizations and agricultural co-ops, large multi and bi-lateral institutions, impact investors and more across diverse fields such as small business development and microfinance, climate justice, food security, and human rights. In 2019, she worked with the UN’s Office of the High Commission for Human Rights to lead an entirely civil society led process to design Haiti’s first national strategy for confronting past crimes and impunity.