Annabelle Dias Felix is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at Université de Montréal. She holds a master degree in Latin American Studies specialized in Political Science at IHEAL (Institut des Hautes Études sur l’Amérique latine) in Paris. She has specialized in public safety issues in Brazil since her first year of master’s degree. Then she has deepened her research on the subject during her last year. As part of this work, she has done a three-month fieldwork in a pacifying police unit in Rio de Janeiro and wrote a thesis entitled : “Security Politics and Pacifying Police Units in Rio de Janeiro : Practices and Representations in Military Police in Mangueira”. She also explores this question for her Ph.D but by proposing a comparison between the Brazilian case with the case of Mexico city through the prism of the Rule of Law in these two countries.
Yussef Suleiman Kahwage is a master’s student at the Department of Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). His research interests focus on distributive justice and family allowance policies in migratory context. Under the supervision of Professor Victor Armony, he is coordinating the first major survey on population of Latin American origin in Quebec.
He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Latin American Committee for Human Rights (CDHAL), an organization working to defend and promote human rights in collaboration with American social movements and communities.