Max Hugo Gaston


Max is a fifth year litigation attorney and former State prosecutor from the United States. His parents immigrated to the US from Haiti prior to his birth. Max began the MSc focusing on behavioral influence in dispute resolution. In response to US president Donald Trump remarking Haiti was a "shithole" country, his focus shifted to social representations of Haiti. Max is now focussed on changing negative representations of Haiti through nation branding and positive imagery marketing on social media.


Is Haiti a “shithole” country? An investigation into the social representations of Haiti held by Westerners and Haitians using a mixed methods approach.

Supervisor: Sandra Jovchelovitch

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