Ambroise Guillaume has an initial training in anthropology and sociology from the State University of Haiti. He holds a degree in sociology and political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is interested in political and historical sociology. As part of his master thesis, he is working on the process of democratization in Haiti initiated since 1986.
Priscyll Anctil Avoine is a PhD student at Université du Québec à Montréal in Political Science and Feminist Studies. She received her Master’s Degree in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies from Universitat Jaume I in Spain, for which she was awarded the FRQSC scholarship for her research on female suicide bombers from a gender perspective. She has previously worked as a research assistant at Laval University (Canada) and Bradford University (United Kingdom). She also worked as a professor and researcher at Universidad Santo Tomás and Universidad Industrial de Santander (Colombia). She has done field work in different conflict zones in Colombia, above all regarding the effects of weapon contamination on civil victims. Her research interest involve demobilized women, peacebuilding and decolonial theory. She is actively involved in the local NGO Corporación Descontamina, working on nonviolent action, gender approach and peacebuilding. Currently, she is conducting research on women in the process of reintegration into civil society in the context of the Colombian armed conflict.
Marc-André Anzueto holds a PhD in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He was previously a doctoral fellow at the Montreal Center for International Studies (CERIUM) at the University of Montreal, a visiting fellow at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO-Guatemala) and a multi-year recipient of a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarships. His work focuses on the securitization of human rights in Canadian foreign policy towards Latin America. His research about the challenges of Canadian foreign policy in Latin America in the 21st century and human rights issues in post-conflict Guatemala have been published in Latin American Perspectives, Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, Études internationales and la Revue québécoise de droit international.
Leonardo Barros Soares holds a bachelor degree in Psychology (Universidade Federal do Ceará, 2008), a master on Political Science (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 2013) and is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the same institution in Brazil. He is an active member of the Projeto Democracia Participativa (Participatory Democracy Project – PRODEP/UFMG). His interests focus on studies of the local power, Indigenous policies, comparative studies, Latin American studies, and Native land claims. He is currently working on a cross-national comparison of the role Indigenous participation in land claims recognition policies in Brazil and Canada. He was awarded with several scholarships from the Deutscher Akademisher Austauschdienst (DAAD/Germany) and was granted in 2015 with an award from the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP/Canada), spending his time at the Centre de recherche sur les politiques et le développement social (CPDS) at the Université de Montréal.
Carlos Bracamonte Ruiz is working on a project titled Memory of the Internal Armed Conflict in Peru: the Case of the Academics of the Movement for Amnisty and Human Rights (MOVADEF). He has a masters in Hispanic Studies, and is also a journalist, having worked at the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS). He is a member of the journalistic hub Convoca.pe.
Romain Busnel is a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Montreal and the University of Lille 2 (France). He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Lille 2. Specialized in politics of illicit economic activities, his current doctoral research focuses on resistances connected to coca cultivation in the rural regions of Chapare (Bolivia), Convención and VRAEM (Peru).
Laura Carli is a Master’s Candidate in Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. As part of her Master’s thesis, she is researching the process of integration and youth’s identity construction of South American immigrants in Argentina. She is also interested in the exploitation practices of migrant workers in sewing workshops in Argentina.
Laura holds a BA in Social Communication (Juan Agustín Maza University, Argentina) and a certificate in International Cooperation (Université de Montréal).
Louis-Charles Cloutier Blain is finishing his master on contemporary mexicain history at the Université du Québec à Montréal under the supervision of Geneviève Dorais. Focusing on the writing of a transnational history from below, he is currently working on housing problems in Mexico D.F. during the 1970’s and the 1980’s. He is also driven by a profound interest for history’s theory and epistemology. Issues around agentivity, cultural transfers and the relation between scales of analysis and the writing of history are examples of his principal theoretical preoccupations. Inspirited by Marcus Rediker, Louis-Charles Cloutier Blain dedicates his work to the task of showing that there has been instances in the past when ordinary people not only resisted the social order of their time but actually proposed concrete solutions to it.
Danielle Coenga is graduated in psychology. She holds a Master’s degree in social psychology (University of Brasilia, Brazil) and another Master’s degree in international studies (University of Montréal, Canada). She works with a feminist perspective to look at human rights and gender and sexuality issues. Her master’s research focused on homophobia in discourses against same-sex civil union and on integration of sexual orientation and gender identity in international cooperation programs. As a consultant to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and to non-governmental organizations, she was considered as a specialist of LGBTQI issues (in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and intersex people) and of research projects development and data analysis. As part of her doctoral thesis, she will focus on the conception of gender equality in the United Nations programs and projects.