Brisson’s research activities have also led to her being recognized by the Haitian Studies Association as an Emerging Scholar. Since 2008, the Emerging Scholars’ fund has supported student research concerning Haiti or the Haitian diaspora and participation in the annual conference.

As a member of the Exclusionary aid, local agency panel moderated by fellow Emerging Scholar and Taubman alumnae, Sophonie Joseph, she presented a paper, Lojik blòk, lojik lakou nan pwojè imanite nan Leyogàn (Block logic, lakou logic: A humanitarian project in Leyogàn) co-authored with Jean Robert Joseph, Faculté d’Ethnologie, Université l’État de Haïti. Brisson and the other panelists presented work based on collaborative fieldwork studying the long-term impacts of NGOs in southern Haitian communities with Dr. Mark Schuller, NIU.