February 2011

Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean at York University
An update on CERLAC news & recent & up-coming activities




1. Doris Grinspun one of "10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians"

2. New CERLAC Research Associates:

3. Bursary created in honour of late CERLAC Fellow John Buttrick

4. Alan Durston wins SSHRC Aurora Prize (see also Y-File article)

5. Judith Rudakoff receives Harold Kandel Award for Contribution to Toronto Theatre




4. CERLAC associate Miguel Gonzalez co-edits new book on indigenous self-government

5. Recent publications by CERLAC Fellows and Research Associates:

Amaya Alvez: Judges Beyond Politics in Democracy and Dictatorship: Lessons from Chile (book review)

Max Cameron: Democracia en la Region Andina: Diversidad y Desafios (co-edited book); see also interviews about the book on his Blog

Claudio Duran: Limoneros y arcangeles (book)

Jorge Nef: Institutional Constraints, Violence, and Environmental Insecurity: Some Conceptual and Empirical Observations (co-authored chapter)

Liisa North: Bad Neighbours: Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America (article in Canadian Dimension)

Paulo Ravecca: Le conflit egalitaire : un impensé de la science politique en Amérique Latine (article in Contretemps Revue Critique)

Richard Roman: 1810, 1910, 2010 and Mexican Labor (co-authored article in Against the Current) and Mexico: The Murder of a Union and the Rebirth of Class Struggle, Part I and Part II




5. New project addresses youth violence in Jamaica and Canada

6. Proposal seeks to Break Barriers for Latin American and Caribbean Migrants in Canada

7. Initiative to promote Research and Knowledge Mobilization on the Extractive Industries




8. Extractive Industries Workshop lays ground for International Network

9. Winners announced: 2010 Michael Baptista Essay Prize

10. Jan Anderson receives inaugural John Buttrick Memorial Bursary

11. Barbados Canadian Friendship Graduate Scholarships created

12. CBC Radio features CERLAC Visiting Speakers, Patwa Bible

13. Alumnus' documentary on mining in Ecuador wins prizes in Bilbao, London

14. Up-coming CERLAC Events:


See the October 2010 CERLAC Update

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