This website is a scholarly and community partnership that aims to document the history of migrations and the impact of hurricanes on the life of the people living in St. Martin including the native population, French and Dutch nationals, immigrant groups and the life of the St. Martin people living in the United States. It brings together questions related to the political status of this binational French/Dutch island, the history of Hurricane Luis (1995) and Hurricane Irma (2017), the development of the AIDS epidemic, and the vulnerability of the undocumented migrants.

The project is supported by the Digital Scholarship Fellows Program, a joint endeavor by the Office of the Dean of Faculty and Information Services at Connecticut College, as well as a grant from the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy. The project also benefits from participation in the Institute for Liberal Arts Digital Scholarship (ILiADS), held at Occidental College in 2018.

Project Director

Catherine Benoît, Professor of Anthropology

Project Manager

Lyndsay Bratton, Assistant Director for Digital Scholarship


Diane Creede, Assistant Director for Instructional Technology
Michael Dreimiller, Digital Media Specialist
Gabriel Ortiz, Claremont Colleges Library, web developer
Becky Parmer, College Archivist


Gareth Barr ’19, ILiADS Participant; Research Assistant; ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Chris Considine ’19, ANT260: Anthropology of the Caribbean, 2018
Lauren Cress ’21, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Geoffrey Currier ’19, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Olivia Domowitz ’19, ANT256: “Migration Crisis” in Europe (FLAC section), 2019
Anayis Doolittle ’21, ANT256: “Migration Crisis” in Europe (FLAC section), 2019
Aruna Gopalan ’21, ANT260: Anthropology of the Caribbean, 2018
Darriana Greer ’21, ANT260: Anthropology of the Caribbean; ILiADS Participant, 2018
Andra Gurley-Green ’21, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Rachele Lajoie ’20, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Juliette Lee ’18, ANT260: Anthropology of the Caribbean, 2018
Caroline Longacre ’19, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Maja McCabe ’20, ANT256: “Migration Crisis” in Europe (FLAC section), 2019
Ginger Miller ’21, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Sarah Potter ’19, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018
Roy Walton ’21, ANT201: History of Anthropological Theory, 2018

Saint-Martinois Community in the United States

Adrienne, Virginia
Ellie, Florida
Linda Hodge Pagan, New London, Connecticut
Lisa Hodge Potter, New London, Connecticut
Claudia Kenyon Duzan, New London, Connecticut
Richard Kenyon, New London, Connecticut
Paul Piken, New London, Connecticut
Paula Piken, New London, Connecticut

Contributors in St. Martin

Brigitte Chouzenoux
Roland Richardson