Rubens Lima Moraes is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at Concordia University. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy and Public Administration at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC – Florianópolis, Brazil). His doctoral dissertation is about the process through which knowledge is produced within participatory institutions governing natural resources in Latin America. His focus is on water governance and management in two Brazilian cities. Rubens has also done research on anti-corruption social movements and their impact in reforming laws to prevent electoral corruption. He has published his work on journals, such as VOLUNTAS – the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
Tatiana Navallo holds a PhD in Hispanic Literature from the University of Montreal, where she is a lecturer. She is also an affiliate member of the Latin American Research Network (RELAM) and an associate reseacher of the Laboratoire interdisciplinaire d’études latino-américaines (LIELA, UQAM). Her research focuses on Hispanic print culture and travel literature in the Spanish-American colonial period. She is also interesed in autobiographical and historical fiction in contemporaty literature. Her research findings have been presented at international colloquia and academic conferences. Dr. Navallo’s published work includes her book, Miradas hacia los márgenes. Dinámicas de la cultura impresa en el Río de la Plata (1801-1807) (2013), part of the Penelope Academic Press Hispano-American Collection. More recently she acted as editor and co-editor for special issues of jurnals Visitas al Patio (2018), Hispanic Studies Review (2018) and Letras Hispanas: Revista de Literatura y Cultura (2018), as well as she wrote a chapter of Vues transversales/Récits visuels. Panorama de la scène artistique latino-québécoise(Centre d’histoire de Montréal, CIDIHCA, LatinArte, CALQ 2018).
Anna Calderón is a Masters of Public Policy and Public Administration student at Concordia University. Anna also holds a B.A. in Criminology from the Simon Fraser University and a B.A. in Political Science form Concordia University. Her work is focused on informal work in Lima, Peru and her working thesis is titled, “Everyday resistance of domestic workers in Lima”. Anna is also the coordinator of the Lab for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LLACS) at Concordia, and executive director of Say Ça! Circle of Support for Refugee and Newcomer Students.
Naomie Léonard has a bachelor from the University of Quebec in Montréal in political communication that she finished in Brussels. She also has a certificate in gender studies and she is now doing a master degree in political science with a concentration in gender studies with the Institute of research and feminist studies (IREF). She also represents her peers on the Counsel of IREF and she is member of the executive committee of her student association (AECSSP).
Research interests: Feminisms, decolonial epistemologies, feminists ethics, indigenous resistances, territoriality, extractivism, self-determination, citizenship, political subjectivation, social movements, international development.
Dan Furukawa Marques is an associate professor in the department of sociology at Laval University. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Political Theory from York University, and a doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Ottawa. He has been recevaient of the FRQSC scholarship and post-doctoral intern at the Centre d’études des mouvements sociaux (CEMS) of l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) in Paris. He mainly works on the construction of cooperative communities, social movements, and their links to politics and socioeconomic constraints that relate to actors of cooperation. It is through the reconstitution of the life trajectories of cooperatives, the analysis of daily social practices and the evolution of the functioning of co-operatives that his work captures and characterizes different forms of appearance and transformation of the policy experienced in co-operation and conflict. Dan Furukawa Marques’s academic background also led him to teach, in both English and French, political and social philosophy, as well as globalization, citizenship and development, in the political and social context of Latin America, mainly in Brazil, as well as on Quebec society and its ideologies.
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 for which she was awarded the Vanier Banting Scholarship. 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 interests 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.
Alejandro Angel is a political scientist at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. He holds a master’s degree in Economy from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. He is currently a Ph.D student at the Université de Montréal, where his studies center around the issues of institutional complementarity in Latin America.
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.
Change and Organizational Structures, Comparative State Enterprises and Ethnic Social Relations, Intercultural Management
Arcand, S. and Joseph Facal. (2007). L’entrepreneurship immigrant dans une société nationale minoritaire: Le cas du modèle québécois, à être publié dans C. Maitte et al., Migration et Culture d’Entreprise : Échanges et diversité dans le monde du XVe au XXe siècle, Valenciennes, Presses Universitaires de Valencienne;
Arcand, S. (2006). Les associations de groupes ethniques minoritaires et les consultations publiques au Québec, 1974 et 2000 : la difficile construction d’une parole minoritaires, à être publié dans le Volume 2 de Canadian Ethnic Studies/Revue d’études canadienne, octobre 2006;
Arcand, S. (2006). Les organisations supra étatiques économiques : historique, évolution et enjeux dans Jean-Pierre Dupuis et al. (éd.), Sociologie de l’économie, du travail et de l’entreprise, Deuxième édition, Gaëtan Morin Éditeur, Montréal: 133-170.
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.
Manuel Balán holds a PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also affiliated to the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. He is a member of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) at McGill University. His research is in comparative politics with a regional focus in Latin America.He is particularly interested in issues of corruption and development, corruption scandals, political competition, media and politics, transparency and anti-corruption policies, and democracy and the rule of law.
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.
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).
Afef Benessaieh is a professor of International Studies at the TÉLUQ distance university (Montréal, Québec). She joined TELUQ in 2009 after her first position at York University’s Glendon College (Toronto, 2005-2009). She holds a PhD in International Relations from Southern California University (USC, Los Angeles, 2005). She is an associate member and co-director of the ‘interamericanity and transculturality’ axis of RÉLAM; And she is also associated with several centers such as the Center for Research on Local Authorities in the Caribbean (CRLPC, University of the West Indies) or the Center for Studies on Integration and Globalization (CEIM-UQAM). Her researches focus mainly on transcultural and multicultural approaches to multi-ethnicity in the world, international migration, the cultural dimensions of globalization, and critical international theories, especially in the context of the New World societies (The Americas). Over the last ten years she has published more than three monographs, and twenty or so articles and chapters of peer-reviewed scientific literature, including: Transcultural Americas / Transcultural Americas (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press , 2010); “Bouchard-Taylor at UNESCO: Intercultural Ambivalences and Transcultural Clarifications” (with P. Imbert, K. Ertler, S. Gill, P. James and S. Hodgett, Canadian Studies: The State of the Art, 2011); “Dense multiculturalism or massive violence: four possible scenarios” (RELIEF Electronic Review of French Literature, January 5: 3, 2012); Or “Boas Goes to Americas: the Emergence of Transamerican Conceptions of Culture” (in Graham and W. Raussert, Mobile and Entangled Americas, Routledge, 2016). A selection of its publications is fully available online at Research Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Afef_Benessaieh2
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.
Andréanne Brunet Bélanger is a Master’s student in political science at Université du Québec à Montréal. She is interested in processes of judicial transfers in the context of labor rights’ legislation related to maquiladoras workers in Mexico. Broadly, Andréanne is interested in overlapping the judicial and political spheres, as well as in a critical feminist approach to law. Before starting her Master’s degree, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in International relations and International Law at UQÀM.
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).
LinaMar Campos Flores holds a master’s degree in Intercultural Mediation (Université de Sherbrooke) and is Ph.D. candidate in Human Geography at Université de Montréal. She was awarded the FRQSC scholarship for her research project on the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program which hires Latin-American men and women to work in the Canadian fields and green-houses. One of her interests is the emotional component in the study of social phenomena through the lenses of Emotional Geographies. She also explores the overlap of intersectionality and post-colonial perspectives.
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).
Marie-Noëlle Carré studies the interactions between cities and waste management in Buenos Aires. She is interested in how, in such a city in urban expansionthat passed through an intense globalization process since 1976, waste has become a factor of valorization of metropolitan territories. This phenomenon is studied in many angles, whereas diverse and evergrowing social actor groups are gaining decisional power. The socio-environnemental conflicts that arise from the infrastructures treatements, the recycling of waste by the lower socioeconomical classes, but also the immobiliary nearby projects are the principal dynamics analyzed.
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).
Rose is a Doctoral Candidate at McGill University in Political Science and owns a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from Université de Montréal. She is broadly interested in issues of citizenship and state-society relations in peripheral areas of Latin America. Her current research focuses on the effects of transnational and cross-border networks on political participation in Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Chile.
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.
Unionism, International Labour, International Political Economy, Latin America
Collombat, Thomas. 2014. « Labor and Austerity in Québec: Lessons from the Maple Spring ». Labor Studies Journal, vol. 39, no 2 : 140-159;
Collombat, Thomas. 2014. « Le projet de loi C-377 : transparence financière ou programme antisyndical ? ». Chronique internationale de l’IRES, no 145 : 19-28;
Collombat, Thomas. 2009. « Le débat sur l’eurocentrisme des organisations syndicales internationales : une perspective des Amériques ». Dans Patrick Hassenteufel et Jean-Marie Pernot (dir.), « Les syndicats à l’épreuve de l’Europe », Politique européenne, no 27, Paris : L’Harmattan : 177-200.
Jessica Coon’s research is focused on syntax and morphology. She is especially interested in ergativity, split ergativity, case and agreement systems, nominalization, and verb-initial languages. Much of her work is based on data from the Mayan language, Chol. She began fieldwork on the language in 2002, and has been traveling regularly to Chiapas ever since. Here in Montreal she works with speakers of Chuj, a Mayan language of Guatemala.
Oliver Coomes is Professor of Geography at McGill University. He works on issues related to environment and development in neotropical forests and forest communities of Latin America, including peasant livelihoods, forest resource use, spatial poverty traps, land cover change, adaptation to environmental change, and agrobiodiversity. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of World Development from 2012-2012.
Ximena Cuadra Montoya is a Ph.D Candidate at UQÀM in Political Science. Her research focuses on the indigenous issue in the context of conflict for the installation of extractive industries. She is particularly interested in the questions and answers of the Mapuche movement to the energy extractivism in Chile. She holds a master degree in political science from Université du Québec à Montréal (2014). Her master thesis is entitled: “Radical pluralism and decolonization in indigenous mobilization facing extractive industry: analysis of two cases in Chile and Québec”. She also holds a master degree in sociology from University of Barcelona (2011) and a bachelor degree in sociology too from University Concepción in Chile (2003).
Thiago de Oliveira Gonçalves is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at the University of Montreal. The management issues that have resulted in the increase of the brazillian prison population since the 1990s are the subject of his research. His studies want to propose questions that have arisen in his research of masters degree in Political Sciences at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul on the determinants of the drug policies in Brazil. Observing human rights in prisons is a variable to consider when comparing the effectiveness of Brazil’s prison systems with other cases, such as Canada and Latin American countries. He is also an undergraduate in International Relations in Curitiba Universitary Centre.
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.
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.
Marie-Christine Doran (50%) et Nicolas Angelcos (50%), “” L’expérience participative des pobladores au Chili : entre résistance aux modes de gestion de la pauvreté et nouvelles formes de politisation “”, Lien social et politiques, vol 3(no 71), avril 2014, 159-178;
Doran, Marie-Christine, “Religion and Land Takeovers in Mexico: Collective Miracles and the Building of Community”, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, vol. 37(76), 2013, (sous presse).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Queer Theory, Gay and Lesbian History, Lesbian Gay
Figari, Carlos. Eróticas de la disidencia en América Latina: Brasil, siglos XVII al XX. CLACSO, 2009;
Todo sexo es político: Estudios sobre sexualidades en Argentina. Libros del Zorzal, 2008;
Figari, Carlos, Daniel Jones, Micaela Libson, Hernán Manzelli, Flavio Rapisardi, and Horacio Sívori. “Sociabilidad, política, violencia y derechos. La Marcha del Orgullo GLTTB de Buenos Aires 2004.” Antropofagia, Buenos Aires (2005).
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
José Antonio Giménez Micó received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Université de Montréal in 1996 and did a postdoctoral research on Latin American literature at the University of Toronto in 1996-1997. From 1998 to 2000, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, where he holds an Adjunct Professorship. His research and teaching interests include Andean and Amazonian imaginaries (Peru), Latin American cultural and literary studies, comparative literature, interpretation theory (hermeneutics), argumentation theory, and discourse analysis
Kevin Gould’s research explores the politics of environmental and economic policy-making in the Americas. He is particularly interested in policies authorized by technical knowledge, and his current research examines how military experts framed development projects during the Cold War in ways that favored elites and reified exclusionary visions of race, nation, and nature. Building on new economic geography and political ecology literature, Dr. Gould’s work investigates the politics of market-assisted land reform, post-disaster reconstruction, environmental impact assessment, and Cold War infrastructure development.
Internationalization of Latin American Economies, Geography of Poverty, Socio-Economic Inequalities and Exclusions, Territorial and Environmental Governance (rural) Citizenship, Peace and Democracy in Mexico
GRAVEL, N. et A. LAVOIE (2009) Introduction. La gouvernance environnementale en perspective. Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes. Numéro spécial sur la gouvernance environnementale en Amérique latine, 34 (68) : 5-18;
GRAVEL, N. (2009) La gouvernance rurale au Mexique en réponse à la vulnérabilité paysanne extrême. Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes. Numéro spécial sur la gouvernance environnementale en Amérique latine, 34 (68) : 111-145;
GRAVEL, N. (2008) Yucatán « post-maquiladora » : el futuro del sector exportador (Le Yucatán post-maquiladora : le futur du secteur d’exportation). Revista de Economía de la UADY (Revue d’économie de l’Université autonome du Yucatán), 71 (2) : 37-54.
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.
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).
Kregg Hetherington is a political anthropologist specialized in environmental conflict, economic regulation, the bureaucratic state and international development in Latin America. His research focuses on how environmental and economic knowledge becomes politicized during periods of rapid social change, creating divergent forms of expertise. This means looking at how institutions authorize some ways of knowing their society over others and how they shift to adapt to new environmental and political conditions. He has written extensively about how small farmers caught in a sweeping agrarian transition in Paraguay have experienced that country’s halting transition to democracy, showing how activists create new ways of thinking and practicing government.
Tina Hilgers’ research deals with poor people’s struggle for political representation through patronage, clientelism, social organizations, and political parties. Her primary geographic area of interest is Latin America. She currently holds a SSHRC Insight Grant for a project investigating the link between Latin American citizens’ evaluations of governance along institutional, economic, and identity-based lines and their decisions to engage in clientelism. She is also primary investigator (with Laura Macdonald and Julian Durazo Herrmann) on a SSHRC Connections Grant for a project on subnational violence in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Amanda Holmes received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of Oregon in 2001. She has held a faculty position at McGill since then, served as chair of Hispanic Studies from 2008 to 2011, and was director of graduate studies for five years. Professor Holmes’s research considers literature and film through the lens of spatial theory and, particularly, urban studies. Her books have examined the image of the Latin American city in literature and culture, as well as national and transnational identities in Latin American film. She is currently working on a project on the representation of architecture in New Argentine Cinema.
Nora Jaffary is a historian whose research focuses on social and gender history in colonial and nineteenth-century Mexico. She is currently writing a history of child birth and birth control in Mexico from 1700-1900 which examines such issues as the adaptation of European medicine to the Mexican context, the persistence of pre-Columbian midwifery techniques, monstrous births, infanticide, and abortion. Jaffary received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2000. She regularly teaches classes on the colonial and modern history of Latin America.
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.
José Jouve Martin is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at McGill University. He is the author of the books Slaves of the Lettered City (2005) and The Black Doctors of Colonial Lima: Science, Race, and Writing in Colonial and Early Republican Peru (2014). He has co-edited the volumes The Constitution of the Hispanic Baroque (2008), From the Baroque to the Neo-Baroque: Cultural Realities and Cultural Transfers (2011), Contemporary Debates in Ecology, Culture, and Society in Latin America (2011), and Culture Policy and Cultural Markets in Latin America (2013). He is also Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Interdisciplinary Program at McGill University and a member of the SSHRC MCRI groups The Hispanic Baroque and Forms of Conversion.
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).
Jean-Claude is an assistant coordinator in the research group of the Observatoire québécois de la démocratie (OQD) at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He has been working for a long time with several researchers, and has acquired skills in research, analysis and data processing.
Marie Langevin est chercheure postdoctorale au CERIUM et à la Chaire de recherche en citoyenneté et gouvernance de l’Université de Montréal. Elle a obtenu son doctorat à l’École d’études politiques de l’Université d’Ottawa en 2015. Ses travaux portent sur la financiarisation périphérique, soit la manière dont la financiarisation se met en oeuvre dans les espaces situés en marge des centres hégémoniques de l’économie politique globale, et en particulier sur la finance marginale (fringe finance), soit les pratiques d’insertion des personnes défavorisées dans la finance dominante. Sa thèse, intitulée La mise en pratique de l’extension financière à la périphérie. Agencements péruviens, analyse le processus d’expansion du marché (micro)financier au Pérou pour comprendre les motivations qui poussent des composantes du capitalisme financiarisé à intégrer dans leur dynamique d’action les portions de l’économie jusque-là laissées dans l’ombre, les moyens et les stratégies mises en œuvre par les organisations pour y parvenir, et les conséquences pour l’inclusion et l’exclusion socioéconomiques.
Catherine LeGrand’s research focuses on the agrarian, social and cultural history of Latin America in the 19th and 20th centuries and cultural aspects of US and Canadian relations with Latin America. She has written on the impact of agricultural export economies on land tenure and social relations in frontier areas and on rural conflict. She also published on the historiography of foreign enclaves in Latin America, law and citizenship in Colombia, the Colombian Violencia of the 1950s, and the current conflict in Colombia. Presently she is studying Catholic connections between Canada and Latin America: Quebec missionaries in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Chile, and Bolivia and Nova Scotia’s Antigonish Movement in Latin America (1935-1980).
Levy, Charmain. La cooperation conflictuelle: les mouvements sociaux et le Parti des Travailleurs dans l’ère post-Lula. Réformer le Brésil.Un bilan du PT au pouvoir (2003/2014)., (2014);
Levy, Charmain. Os movimentos sociais e os partidos politicos no Brasil . XXVIII Congrès latino-américain de sociologie, Recife, Brésil. (2011).
Sonia Laszlo is Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development. Her main research areas cover many aspects of applied microeconomic analysis in economic development: rural development, access to markets, and the relationship between income, health and education in economic development. Prof. Laszlo has focused most of her research on Latin America and the Caribbean, especially Peru and Mexico. She is also a member of the Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Organizations (CIRANO) and the Grupo de Analysis para el Desarrollo (GRADE). In 2005 she co‐founded and has since been an executive member of the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG), which groups both academic and policy development economists in Canada.
Nordin Lazreg has a degree in political science from the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and Sciences Po Paris. He is specialized in the urban violence phenomenon in Latin America. He studied the maras dynamics in Central America, mainly in El Salvador, and the public policies that deal with the maras (manodurismo) and the policital discourse on the subject. For his doctoral thesis, he is focused on the construction and evolution of the urban security concept (seguridad ciudadana) in Latin America since the 1990s, and the transnational links emerging from actors (international organizations, academics, NGOs, foundations, municipalities…) that promote it as the new security standard.