1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Kristin LaHatte

Fieldwork Completed

B.S. College of Charleston
M.A. George Washington University

P.O. Box 400120

Development aid advocates a normative ethos of professionalism that foregrounds equality between providers and recipients while discouraging personal relationships that could lead to accusations of corruption, nepotism, and dependency. These personal relationships are understood to undermine the inculcation of values such as transparency and accountability that are encouraged by development aid providers. And yet, in many of the places that development operates, recipients consider personal relationships-gift exchange, food sharing, and long-term commitments-not only appropriate, but also obligatory. A multi-sited project, my dissertation research moves between multiple aid sites within the city of Port-au-Prince and the countryside of the Central Plateau to examine the role of personal social relations in the context of aid encounters within Haiti. In particular, I focus on the articulation of morality and relationality within these contexts to better elucidate the ways in which differential systems of value are negotiated and understood by those who are the recipients of aid.

Specializations

Moral economies, kinship, structural inequality, international development aid, applied/activist anthropology, Caribbean, Haiti

Graduate Students

Cory-Alice Andre-Johnson
Pre-Fieldwork
Irtefa Binte-Farid
Pre-Fieldwork
Dennis Blanton
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Lee Bloch
Pre-Fieldwork
Beth Bollwerk
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Jessica Boynton
Pre-Fieldwork
Erika Brant
Fieldwork Completed
Alison Broach
Pre-Fieldwork
Jeffrey Burnett
Pre-Fieldwork
Tracie Canada
Pre-Fieldwork
Jacqueline Cieslak
Conducting Field Research
Sherri Lynn Colby-Bottel
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Lucas de Carvalho
Fieldwork Completed
Dannah Dennis
Conducting Field Research
Bremen Donovan
Pre-Fieldwork
Kyle Edwards
Pre-Fieldwork
Anna Eisenstein
Pre-Fieldwork
Johnathan Favini
Pre-fieldwork
David Flood
Fieldwork Completed
Macario Garcia
Pre-Fieldwork
Julia Jong Haines
Pre-Fieldwork
Adam Harr
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Beth Hart
Fieldwork Completed
Nathan Hedges
Fieldwork Completed
Ida Hoequist
Pre-Fieldwork
Carolyn Howarter
Conducting Field Research
Yu-Chien Huang
Fieldwork Completed
Jacqueline Huwyler
Pre-Fieldwork
Jiyeon Kang
Pre-Fieldwork
Dionisios Kavadias
Fieldwork Completed
Kristin LaHatte
Fieldwork Completed
Lisa Lauria
Fieldwork Completed
Anna Lim
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Melissa Maceyko
Fieldwork Completed
Sue Ann McCarty
Fieldwork Completed
Michelle Morgenstern
Pre-Fieldwork
Nathalie Nahas
Conducting Fieldwork
Melissa Alejandra Nelson
Conducting Field Research
Jeffrey Nicola
Pre-Fieldwork
Susan Palazzo
Pre-Fieldwork
Mary Pancoast
Pre-Fieldwork
Xinyan Peng
Pre-Fieldwork
Alessandro Questa
Conducting Field Research
Grace Reynolds
Fieldwork Completed
Lori Ricard
Fieldwork Completed
Giancarlo Rolando
Conducting Field Research
Patricia Sanchez Bao
Pre-Fieldwork
Ekaterina Sevastakis
Pre-Fieldwork
Harri Siikala
Fieldwork Completed
Sheena Singh
Fieldwork Completed
Claire Snell-Rood
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Julie Starr
Fieldwork Completed
Lisa Stewart
Fieldwork Completed
C. M. Terni
Fieldwork Completed
Todne Thomas
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Adam Watson
Resident Ph.D. Alum
Josh Wayt
Pre-Fieldwork
Michael Wenzel
Pre-Fieldwork
LuAnn Williams
Fieldwork Completed
Karenne Wood
Fieldwork Completed
Mingyun Zhang
Pre-Fieldwork