Georges Bastin is currently the head of the translation programs at the Université de Montréal and director of the Research Group in history of translation in Latin America (Histal). He was president of the Canadian Association of Translation Studies from 1995 to 1999 and is currently President of the Canadian Association of Schools of Translation. He is a member of the Order of translators, terminologists and interpreters of Quebec.
Pierre Beaucage’s research focuses on economic anthropology, ethnology of Mesoamerica, and the issue of development and indigenous peoples. He was, from 2003 to 2010, researcher in the Research Group on the political imaginary of Latin America (coordinated by André Corten UQAM). Since 2009, he is a member of the board and a researcher at the Chair Nycole Turmel on public spaces and democratic innovations (coordinated by Nancy Thede, UQAM). He is currently working with the Taller de Tradición Oral (San Miguel Tzinacapan, Cuetzalan, Pue).
Specialist in comparative politics, Graciela Ducatenzeiler’s teaching and his research focused on Latin America, especially in the Southern Cone countries. Her work focuses on trade unionism, populism, the bureaucratic-authoritarian regimes, democratization processes and the current political regimes in the region. She has been a visiting professor at many universities including the Institute of Political Studies in Paris, the Institute of Advanced Studies on Latin America where she held the Alfonso Reyes Chair and the Institute of Political Studies of Lille University Bologna.
Mélanie Dufour-Poirier is an assistant professor in Labour Relations at the School of Industrial Relations of the University of Montreal (Canada). She is also a core researcher at the Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) and the Groupe d’étude sur les espaces publics et les innovations politiques (GREPIP). She holds a PhD in administration from HEC Montreal (Canada). Her research focuses on impacts of globalisation on trade unions, their identities and strategies and trade union renewal, as well as emerging actors and new forms of international labour regulation. She has done extensive fieldwork in various countries in the Americas (notably Chile, Peru, Mexico) and, more recently, in the Philippines. She has published on trade union renewal and transnational union action taking place in under-institutionalised contexts.
Professor Faucher is interested in major international economic organizations such as the WTO, World Bank, IMF and the G8 / G20. In addition to issues of international economic policy, he is very interested in the political regimes in Latin America and particularly that of Brazil. His current research focuses on political institutions in connection with the development process on macro-economic policies of emerging countries and oil revenues as economic and political instability.
Kathryn Furlong is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography at the Université de Montréal and holder of the Canada Research Chair in Urban, Water and Utility Governance. She has a PhD in human geography (UBC, 2007), a M.Sc. in Environmental Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering. Her research focuses on water supply from an economic geography and political ecology perspective
Ingrid Hall is an anthropologist and agronomist. It was through the study of irrigation that she began her academic career. She is particularly interested in the socio-political organization of the community in which she conducted her fieldwork, located in the region of Cusco (Peru). Through this study, she showed the importance of sharing natural resources, not only water but also the earth. Since then, she has been interested in the conservation of the biodiversity of the potato in Peru; She is interested in social dynamics introduced by biodiversity conservation projects.
Violaine Jolivet’s reseacrh focuses on the urban world that she approaches from a political and social perspective to study geography territories in their complexity. Her interests revolve around three axes: the appropriation of the urban space and regionalization / exclusion process; the relationship between the Americas, transnationalism and creolization; urban governments globally and locally.
Patricia Martin’s current research focuses on political violence in Mexico. She approaches this theme through two different and complementary empirical projects. The first project seeks to understand the local manifestations of the Dirty War in Mexico in the 1970s, and the impact such violence has had on the social and popular mobilization. In a second project she approaches the subject of political and social violence against women in Mexico, through a study of femicide in the State of Oaxaca (in southern Mexico). This project seeks to identify and analyze the scene of violence against women and the reaction and the role of the state facing such violence.
Cynthia E. Milton works on history in the Andes, in particular on historical representations of violence in contemporary Peru and perceptions of poverty in colonial Ecuador. Her present research is on art in the aftermath of violence. She was the recipient of an Alexander Von Humboldt Experienced Researcher Fellowship and is presently Canada Research Chair in Latin American History in the Department of History at the Université de Montréal, co-director of RÉLAM, and a member of the Inaugural Cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientist of the Royal Society of Canada.
Françoise Montambeault works in the field of comparative politics. Her research deals with the process of democratization and building citizenship and, in particular, participative democracy in Latin America. Her recent work shows the importance of the design of participatory institutions for democratic development, but also of the type of political and social actors involved in and relating to them, their strategies and interactions. Her current research focuses on 3 themes: 1) the role of institutionalized participation in the development of citizenship and local communities, 2) the role of deliberation in divided societies, and 3) the concept of actors’ autonomy in participatory contexts.
Claude Morin has been studying Latin America since 1967, making fieldwork in dozens of countries. He considers himself primarily as a generalist, interested in the entire thickness of the Latin American past from pre-Columbian civilizations to the present. His works are focused on the social history (with a strong demographic component), economic history (relating to rurality and development), and political history (in its foremost geopolitical dimension ) and recent cultural history.
Jorge Pantaleon’s research focuses on mexican migration to North America; Socioanthropology of practices and economic performances in the contemporary world; and cultures and societies of contemporary Latin America. He obtained a PhD at the National Museum in the Pós-Graduaçao em Antropologia Social de l’Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.