• Victor Armony

    Professor - Department of Sociology - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Victor Armony has published and lectured extensively in the field of identity, citizenship, and political discourse. He is the director of the Observatory of the Americas at the UQÀM (Université du Québec à Montréal). He currently holds the US-Canada Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Policy Studies at American University and the University of Texas at Austin.

  • Leila Celis

    Professor - Department of Sociology - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Leila Celis has a PhD in political studies from the University of Ottawa (2013) and an MA in political science from the University of Quebec in Montreal (2008). Her research focuses on social movements (women, peasant, indigenous and afrodescendant), violence, human rights and Latin America, through an interdisciplinary approach drawing on political economy, historical sociology and feminist theories. Leila Celis is the director of the Imaginary Research Centre (CRI), a member of the Research Group on the political imaginary of Latin America, and of the Institute of Women’s Studies and Research (IREF).

  • Geneviève Dorais

    Professor - Department of History - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Geneviève Dorais is a professor of Latin American history at the University of Quebec in Montreal since December 2014. She completed her doctorate in Latin American history at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2014). Her research interests focus on transnational history of the Americas (XIX – XX centuries), with particular attention in the socio-political and intellectual history of Peru and Mexico in the last century. Her thesis is entitled “Indo-America and the Politics of Exile APRA, 1918-1945” and traces the experience of political exile and state persecution as experienced by members of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance (APRA) in Peru. Dorais largely questions the motivations of non-state actors to develop continental integration projects.

  • Bernard Duhaime

    Professor - Department of Law - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Bernard Duhaime teaches mainly international human rights law and specializes on the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights. Pr Duhaime has been involved with the defense and promotion of human rights since 1996, having worked or collaborated with several international and national human rights agencies, having taken part to multiple observation and training missions, and having produced several institutional reports. He has represented or assisted victims and human rights defenders in several contentious cases before the Inter-American Human rights System, UN specialized agencies and mechanisms, the European Court of Human Rights, etc.

  • Carolina Ferrer

    Professor - Department of Literature Studies - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Carolina Ferrer’s research covers Spanish American literature and culture, cultural dynamics, semiotic approaches to database systems, film studies, epistemocriticism. In 2008, she inaugurated Babel Borges, a research group dedicated to the study of the diffusion of Jorge Luis Borges’s work through culture. Since 2011, she is the director of the Magellan Project, a digital humanities programme that aims at the analysis of the field of studies about Spanish American literature.

  • Julián Durazo Herrmann

    Professor & Director - Department of Political Science - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Julián Durazo Herrmann is a professor of comparative politics. He holds a PhD in Political Science from McGill University. His research focuses on the subnational policy in Latin America, neopatrimonialism and problems of democratic consolidation from an analysis of state-society relations. Currently, he is studying the specific cases of Bahia (Brazil), and Oaxaca (Mexico).

  • Juan-Luis Klein

    Professor - Department of Sociology - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Juan-Luis Klein (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Geography and the Director of the Centre for Research on Social Innovations (CRISES). His teaching and research focuses on socio- economic geography, the social economy, local development and epistemology of geography. He is author or co-author of books, book chapters and articles in scientific journals. He is also responsible for the collection on contemporary Geography of the University Press of Quebec (PUQ).

  • Nora Nagels

    Professor - Department of Political Science - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Nora Nagels works on gender and diffusion processes of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs in Latin America. She analyzes the diffusion of gender cognitive structures, through CCT programs, as a means of diffusion of a new post-neoliberal paradigm for development in Latin America. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Governance at the political science department of the Université de Montréal. She obtained a PhD at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, that was financed by the NCCR North-South and administrated by Swisspeace, Bern.

  • Jessica Payeras-Robles

    Associate Professor - Department of Social and Public Communication - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)


    Jessica Payeras has a teaching certificate and both a master and doctorate in linguistics from the University of Quebec in Montreal. Since 2001 she is a full-time faculty of the department of Spanish as a foreign language. She has worked on reform programs, course creation, learning and pedagogic projects and student exchanges. She is dedicated to teaching and research projects in applied linguistics and intercultural education with the School of Communication where she is also an associate professor.

  • Ricardo Peñafiel

    Researcher - Department of Political Science - Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

    Ricardo Peñafiel’s research focuses on the politics of representation in Latin America from a socio-historical perspective based on discourse analysis and comparative politics. This approach involves a constant confrontation between political theory and field studies led him to perform multiple research trips, including Chile, Mexico and Venezuela. In this research, in addition to contacts with grassroots organizations, unions and political, it has been integrated into a series of networks of researchers and universities.