Associate Fellow

  • Stephen Baranyi

    Associate Professor, the School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa & Principal Researcher (Conflict Prevention), The North-South Institute

    Research Interests: development, security, gender equality

  • Tanya Basok

    Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Windsor & Director, Centre for Studies in Social Justice

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  • Sean Bellaviti

    Sessional Instructor, Department of Philosophy - Music, Ryerson University

    Research Interests: Latin American and Caribbean popular music and dance, musical nationalism, genre and style, musical hybridity, music-making in the diaspora, political economy of musical performance.

  • Cathy Blacklock

    Adjunct Research Professor, Centre on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University & Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University

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  • Maxwell Cameron

    Full-Time Faculty, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia & Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor at Yale University, Yale Center for International and Area Studies (from Fall 2005)

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  • Ricia A. Chansky Sancinito

    Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez

    Research Interests: Women's literatures, feminist theory, Caribbean and diasporic Caribbean literatures, constructions of gender and identity, transnational movement and identity, auto/biography studies

  • Kim Clark

    Professor, Anthropology, University of Western Ontario

    Research Interests: social groups, power, politics

  • Matt Davies

    Lecturer, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

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  • Juanita De Barros

    Assistant Professor, Department of History, McMaster University

    Research Interests: gender, urban history, history of social health in the Caribbean

  • Kelowatie Deonandan

    Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

    Research Interests: development, foreign policy, human rights, indigenous affairs, mining, resource development

  • Harry Diaz

    Full-Time Faculty, Sociology and Social Studies, University of Regina

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  • Audra Diptee

    Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University & Research affiliate, Harriet Tubman Institute

    Research Interests: history of childhood & children, slavery, race relations

  • Ramabai Espinet

    Full-Time Faculty, School of General Education, Seneca College

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  • Dolores Figueroa

    CERLAC Associate Fellow

    Research Interests: Generally speaking my academic interests are focused on the gender politics of indigenous movements, the political participation of indigenous women in the public realms and the subjective construction of indigenous leaders as mediators of their communities in different levels of governance.

  • Gavin Fridell

    Associate Professor, International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University & Canada Research Chair in International Development Studies (Tier II; 2012-2017)

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  • Nibaldo Galleguillos

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, McMaster University

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  • Simon Granovsky-Larsen

    Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Regina

    Research Interests: Guatemala's post conflict transitions, Latin American politics, social movements, critical development studies, political violence, extractive industries

  • Sally Humphries

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph & Director, Collaborative International Development Studies Program

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  • Laurie Jacklin

    Assistant Professor (LTA), Department of History, Trent University in Oshawa

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  • Michael Kaufman

    Writer, educator, policy advisor

    Research Interests: gender equality, women's rights

  • John Kirk

    Professor, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Dalhousie University

    Research Interests: Spanish language, Cuban colonial era, Latin American civilization

  • Hal Klepak

    Professor (emeritus), Latin American History & International Relations, Royal Military College of Canada

    Research Interests: Canadian foreign and defence policy, Latin America, Mediterranean affairs, NATO

  • Kathryn Kopinak

    Professor, Department of Sociology King's College, University of Western Ontario & Senior Fellow, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California, San Diego

    Research Interests: international migration, borderland studies, globalization, political & urban sociology, sociology of the environment, gender and development, sociology of work and occupations

  • Tanya Korovkin

    Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Waterloo

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  • Lisa Kowalchuk

    Assistant/Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, University of Guelph

    Research Interests: social movements, collective action, collective resistance to neoliberal globalization in Central America, gender justice in the developing countries

  • Patricia Landolt

    Centre for Urban and Community Studies

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  • Carlos Larrea

    Professor, Latin American Studies, Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar (UASB) & Quito Professor, Universidad Central del Ecuador

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  • Alex Latta

    Associate Professor, Global Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University & Faculty, Balsillie School of International Affairs

    Research Interests: ecological citizenship, sustainable local economies, environmental justice, resources and indigenous peoples, water politics in Latin America

  • Thomas Legler

    International Relations, Mount Allison University

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  • Laura MacDonald

    Professor, Department of Political Science, Carleton University

    Research Interests: NGOs and development, global civil society, citizenship struggles in Latin America, social citizenship in North America, the impact of NAFTA on security, immigration and border control policies

  • Julia Murphy

    Department of Anthropology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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  • Lynne Phillips

    Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Windsor

    Research Interests: globalization, gender issues, health, Latin America, qualitative methods

  • Dwaine Plaza

    Professor, School of Public Policy, Oregon State University

    Research Interests: Caribbean studies, migration, settlement, race and ethnic relations

  • Pilar Riano-Alcala

    Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Latin American Studies Program, University of British Columbia

    Research Interests: violence, displacement, the politics of memory, the ethnography of suffering and social repair

  • Cecilia Rocha

    Associate Professor/ Director, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University & Director, Centre for Studies in Food Security

    Research Interests: food security/ insecurity, food programs, the role of markets as policy tools

  • Jim Rochilin

    Professor, Political Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC

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  • Alejandro Rojas

    Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

    Research Interests: food sustainability, food security, food sovereignty, sustainability education, institutional adaptations to climate change

  • Richard Roman

    Professor (Retired), Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

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  • Joanna Rummens

    Director and Research Associate, CERIS-The Ontario Metropolis Centre & Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

    Research Interests: culture, community and health studies, women’s mental health

  • Veronica Schild

    Political Science, Western Ontario & Member Academic Council, Centro de Estudios sobre Democratización y Derechos Humanos, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Frans Schryer

    Full-Time Faculty, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Guelph

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  • Daniel Schugurensky

    Associate Director, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, OISE/University of Toronto & Coordinator, Graduate Program in Adult Education and Community Development, OISE/University of Toronto

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  • Yasmine Shamsie

    Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Research Interests: democracy-building, economic development programs, Haiti foreign intervention

  • Tyler Shipley

    Professor of Culture, Society, and Commerce at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

    Research Interests: postcolonial theory, imperialism, neoliberalism, social movements

  • Judith Soares

    Senior Lecturer/ Head, Women and Development Unit, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

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  • Judith Teichman

    Professor, Div. of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough & Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto

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  • Alissa Trotz

    Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto & Director, Caribbean Studies at New College, University of Toronto

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  • Ricardo Trumper

    Associate Professor, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, University of British Colombia, Okanagan

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  • Dot Tuer

    Professor, Art History and Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, OCAD University

    Research Interests: Transcultural and diasporic perspectives in Latin American and Canadian art; cultural memory and state violence; decolonial and postcolonial theory; photography & new media art theory and history; performance studies; colonial Latin American history.

  • Carolyn Watson


    Research Interests: My research interests focus primarily on race, gender and nation in Latin America. More specifically, I am concerned with how nation building projects employed gender ideologies to incorporate and exclude particular racial and ethnic groups in the national imaginary, particularly in regions with identifiable populations of African descent.