William Payne

Ph.D. Candidate in Critical Human Geography, York University

He is a Research Associate of CERLAC (The Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean – York University), a Graduate Assistant with the Refugee Research Network (a SSHRC funded project of York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies), and adjunct professor in the Community Worker Program at George Brown College. William
 has worked as an international human rights advocate in Mexico, Colombia, Canada and Palestine has held coordination roles with Christian Peacemaker Teams, the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, and CERLAC, and is a member of the oversight committee of Peace Brigades International's Mexico Project.   A former Rotary Peace Fellow, he holds a masters degree in International Relations from Universidad del Salvador (Argentina). Present research considers human rights violations of sexual/gender minorities in contexts marked by organized violence and impunity with a particular focus on Guerrero, Mexico.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Mexico, Colombia

Keywords: Violence, impunity, LGBT, Queer