Associate Fellow

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Juanita De Barros

    Assistant Professor, Department of History, McMaster University

    Research Interests: Gender, urban history, and the social history of health and medicine in the Caribbean in the late 19th and 20th centuries.

  • Kalowatie Deonandan

    Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan

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

  • Audra Diptee

    Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University

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

  • Dolores Figueroa

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, CIESAS, Mexico

    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, Nova Scotia

    Research Interests: Political economy of trade, ethical trade, and global commodities.

  • 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

    Research Interests: My research continues to be associated with Honduran farmer researchers and their supporting NGOs, in particular La Fundacion para la Investigacion Participativa con Agricultores de Honduras (FIPAH)

  • Laurie Jacklin

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

    Research Interests:

  • John Kirk

    Professor, Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Dalhousie University

    Research Interests: Cuban colonial times, Cuban cultural revolution, Latin America Dictators, Spanish language.

  • Sara Koopman

    Assistant Professor, School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent State University

    Research Interests: Alternative Securities, Feminist Geopolitics, Making space for peace.

  • Lisa Kowalchuk

    Associate Professor, College of Social and Applied Human Science, University of Guelph

    Research Interests: Her research concentrates on social movements and collective resistance to neoliberal globalization in Central America.

  • Patricia Landolt

    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

    Research Interests: Her research examines the production and reproduction of systems of social exclusion and inequality associated with global migrations.

  • Lucy Luccisano

    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Research Interest: Political sociology, international development and gender, Mexican social policy and comparative urban policy and security in North America.

  • Pascal Lupien

    Adjunct Professor, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, College of Arts, University of Guelph

    Research Interests: Lupien’s research focuses on political participation and democratic innovation, social development and human (in)security, and the factors that enhance or diminish the capacity of marginalized groups to promote and exercise their rights. His current research project looks at the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on the capacity of Indigenous groups to effectively engage in politics.

  • 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

    Professor, Department of Anthropology, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

    Research Interests: Development discourses and ethnography, environmentalism, women and gender, feminist research.

  • Pilar Riano-Alcala

    Professor, School of Social Work, University of British Columbia

    Research Interests: The understanding of how mass violence is experienced in the everyday; the ways memory is mobilized in narratives, everyday actions and performances; and performance and community public art.

  • Cecilia Rocha

    Professor, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University

    Research Interests: Her research concentrates on assessing the social efficiency of food security initiatives and programs, the role of market failures in food insecurity, and the effectiveness of markets as policy tools.

  • Jim Rochlin

    Professor, Political Science, University of British Columbia

    Research Interests: Latin American politics and critical security studies

  • Alejandro Rojas

    Associate Professor, Applied Biology, Food and Environmental Program, University of British Columbia

    Research Interests: His research concentrates on food system sustainability, food security, food sovereignty, sustainability education and institutional adaptations to climate change.

  • Richard Roman

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

    Research Interests:

  • Joanna Anneke Rummens

    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

    Research Interests: Her research explores the links between identity, diversity, health and wellbeing, with special focus on vulnerable and marginalized populations

  • Frans Schryer

    Professor, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Guelph

    Research Interests: Ethnohistory; Class and ethnicity in Mexico; Dutch farm immigrants; The impact of globalization on indigenous peoples of Mexico (particularly the Alto Balsas Nahuas); Transnationalism.

  • Yasmine Shamsie

    Associate Professor, Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

    Research Interests: My research is on the democracy-building and economic development programs of international actors (governments and international organizations) in Central America and the Caribbean.

  • 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/ Director, Consortium for Social Development and Research UWI Open Campus

    Research Interests: Her academic interests focus on issues of women and development, religion as ideology and sociopolitics, women and religion, all wrapped in a framework of development studies defined as social justice.

  • Judith Teichman

    Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto at Scarborough

    Research Interests: The politics of economic policy reform in Latin America; Social policy in Latin America and the Global South

  • Alissa Trotz

    Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

    Research Interests: Diaspora and Transnational Migration, Gender and Political Economy, Social Movements, Transnational feminism, Violence and Memory

  • Ricardo Trumper

    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Colombia

    Research Interests: Latin America, neoliberalism, racism.

  • 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.

  • Paloma Villegas

    Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto Scarborough

    Research Interests: Intersections between migrant illegalization, race and gender.