Karina Edouard (she/they) is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at Cornell University. Her research is situated at the interstices of medical anthropology, Black feminist health science studies, and political philosophy. Karina’s current research project examines the ways immigration status—in addition to race, gender, and class—informs Black immigrant women’s birthing experiences.
Karina is a certified perinatal loss doula and is currently completing certification training as a birthing and postpartum doula. During the 2022-2023 academic year, she serves as a Global Racial Justice Fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. In addition, Karina is a photographer.
Before coming to Cornell, Karina worked on immigrant justice campaigns in New York City and on migration policy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, during which she also spent significant time working at the Haitian-Dominican border. She most recently spent three years working in public policy research. Karina earned a BA in International Studies, French, and Economics from Manhattanville College and an MPA in Domestic Politics from Princeton University's School of International and Public Affairs.