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ALSTON, Vermonja

last update 09/11

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Departments of English, and Equity Studies, Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University
  • CERLAC Fellow 

Contact: 

Department of English
Faculty of Arts
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Phone: (416)736-2100 x33848
Email: valston@yorku.ca

 

Special activities: 

  • Co-Investigator: Transnational Youth Knowledge Mobilization Project. SSHRC—Community Partnership Development Grant—granted April 2011

 

Recent Publications: 

 

"Subverting Form—Poetic and Otherwise: A Review Essay." Sisyphus and Eldorado: Magical and Other Realisms in Caribbean Literature edited by Timothy J. Reiss, and Beyond the Canebrakes: Caribbean Women Writers in Canada edited by Emily Williams. Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA) 5.2 (Winter 2010/Spring 2011): 110-20.

“Water: Rivers and Forests of Survival.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 13.2-14.1 (2006-2007): 145-59. [published in 2008]

"'Moving Towards Home': The Politics and Poetics of Environmental Justice in the Work of June Jordan." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. Special Issue: "New Connections in Enocriticsm." 7.1 (Fall 2005): 36-48.

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Review Essay—The Politics of Passion by Gloria Wekker, and The Gender of Globalization edited by Nandini Gunewardena and Ann Kingsolver. Transforming Anthropology 19.2 (Forthcoming).
  • "Lorna Goodison" and "Brian Chan". Border Crossings: Caribbean Canadian Writing—a bio- bibliographical critical sourcebook. Ed. Frank Birbalsingh and Hyacinth Simpson. (Forthcoming, Caribbean Studies Press) [publisher's contract; refereed].
  • Book Review—Kingdom of Empty Bellies by Kei Miller. Wadabagei. (Forthcoming).

 

 

 

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ANDERSON, Jan

last update 10/11

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • MA candidate, Development Studies, York University
  • CERLAC Research Associate 

Contact: 

Phone: 647-771-6679
Email: Andersonppc@hotmail.com

Research interests:

- Effects of Slavery and Displacement on Diaspora Identities

- Caribbean literature

Special activities: 

    Research Assistant to the following projects:

    2011   Youth Violence: Canada & Jamaica (Dr. Andrea Davis) York University

    2011   African-Canadian Autobiography (Dr. Leslie Sanders)York University

    2010   African-Canadian Immigrants (Dr. Joseph Mensah) York University

    2009    African-Canadian Autobiography (Dr. L. Sanders)York University

 

Conference presentations: 

2009  Studying the Caribbean in Toronto Conference, University of Toronto:

"Lying Letters: The Catalyst for Male Madness in Caribbean Literature"

"Searching for Black Canadians: Contesting Black Citizenship, Claimstaking the Nation"

 

Awards and Honours: 

 

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ARRATIA, Maria-Inés 

last update 09/11

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • Assistant Professor (CLA), Department of Anthropology, McMaster University
  • CERLAC Fellow 

Contact: 

Department of Anthropology
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4M4  

Phone: (905) 525-9140 extension 27078
Fax: (905) 522-5993
Email: marratia@cogeco.ca or arratia@mcmaster.ca

 

Research Interests: 

Intercultural Communication; Intercultural Relations Epistemologies Indigenous Rights Gender Equity Analysis Local Community Development Capacity building, strategic planning, program implementation International Development: Logical Models, Results-based Management Program / Project Management, including Monitoring and Evaluation Education and Health in Less Developed Countries.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Southern Andean Region: So. Peru, W. Bolivia, N. W. Argentina and Northern Chile

 

Special activities: 

  • Consulting with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the Universidad de Tarapaca in Arica, Chile, on the incorporation of an Intercultural perspective.

Recent Publications: 

"Transforming an assimilationist School into one with relevance.  A pilot project in Chile." SIT Occasional Papers, Issue Number 4: Indigenous Education in the Americas, Winter, 2003.

 

 

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BARANYI, Stephen

 last update 02/08

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Principal Researcher (Conflict Prevention), The North-South Institute
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow

Contact: 

55 Murray Street, Suite 200

Ottawa, Ontario

Canada   K1N 5M3

Telephone: (613) 241-3535

Fax: (613) 241-7435

Email: sbaranyi@nsi-ins.ca

 

Research Interests: 

Human rights and conflict resolution and prevention aspects of North-South relations; NGO effectiveness

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Panama and Guatemala; Latin America in a comparative context.  Also, Burundi, Haiti and Sudan.

 

Special activities: 

  • Developed new global and Latin American programming on key post-war peace building challenges in IDRC (International Development Research Centre).
  • Developed and applied a framework for assessing NGO advocacy on North-South issues.  

 

Recent Publications: 

Baranyi, Stephen. The Paradoxes of Peacebuilding Post-9/11. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2009.

 

Baranyi, Stephen. “Canadá, Haití y el enfoque 3D en un Estado frágil.” In special volume co-edited with Andrés Serbín, Pensamiento Propio 25 (Enero 2007).

 

Baranyi, Stephen and Viviane Weitzner “Transforming Land-Related Conflict: Policy, Practice and Possibilities.” NSI Policy Brief.  Ottawa: NSI, 2006.

 

Baranyi, Stephen and David Mepham. "Report from a High-Level Symposium on Enhancing Capacities to Protect Civilians and Build Sustainable Peace in Africa." Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, 2006.

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Leading a project on "Security System Reform and Peacebuilding", a 3 year, $2 million research, policy dialogue and capacity-building project with partners in Burundi, Haiti and Sudan.
  • Closing the "What Kind of Peace is Possible?" (WKOP) collaborative research project on sustainable peacebuilding, including the publication of an edited book with UBC Press.
  • Leading the Institute's work on gender equality in fragile states, conflict prevention in the Americas, and Canadian policy/practice in fragile states.
  • Contributing wider NSI initiatives such as the annual Canadian Development Report, corporate strategic planning and media outreach.

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BARNDT, Deborah 

last update 04/12

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University   
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact: 

Faculty of Environmental Studies York University 4700 Keele Street
HNES 138F Toronto, Ontario Canada  M3J 1P3  

Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22612
Fax: (416) 736-5679
Email:
dbarndt@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests: 

Embodied and non-western epistemologies; Local food movements; Community arts and popular communications in Latin America; Popular education and social movements; Food, women workers, and globalization; Photographic methods for research, education, and action; Curriculum diversity/equity

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Special activities: 

SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Academic partners in Toronto Art Foundation project

Recent Publications: 

"Cultivating Creativity: Education and Art Feed the Food Justice Movement" In M. Koc, J. Sumner and T. Winson. Critical Perspectives on Food Studies Reader, Oxford University Press (Forthcoming).

VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2011 (co-editor).

"Community Arts: By Whom and For What?" AGO publication on Arts Access. Published by the Art Gallery of Ontario (2010).

"Dig Where You Stand: Food Research/Education Rooted in Place, Politics, Passion and Praxis," in A. Sandberg and T. Sandberg, Climate Change: Who's Carrying the Burden?, Ottawa: Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (2010).

"Remapping the Americas: A transnational engagement with creative tensions of community arts" in R. Nagar and A. Starr, Transnational Feminist Praxis, SUNY Press (2010).

(with Christine McKenzie). "Whose Nicaragua? Popular Communications Across Eras, Regions, and Generations." In M. Bunch and F. Handy (eds). Sense and Sustainability. 4th Anniversary publication of the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University.

Rutas Enmarañadas: Mujer, Trabajo, y Globalización en el Camino del Tomate,   Editorial de Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, UAM-Xochimilco, 2008.

(with Christine McKenzie). “Whose Nicaragua? Popular Communications Across Eras, Regions, and Generations.” In Wild Fire: Art as Activism, edited by Deborah Barndt. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006. London: Oxford University Press.                    

“Stories from field to table: Women in the global food system.” In  Gendered Intersections: A Collection of Readings for Women and Gender Studies, edited by P. Downe and C.L. Biggs. Halifax: Fernwood Press, 2005.

Honours & Awards:

Academic Innovation Fund ($80,000) for Art and Communities Network (2011)

Dean's Teaching Award, FES (2010)

Merit Pay Award, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Finalist in Popular Culture category Book of the Year Award for Wild Fire: Art as Activism (2006)

Coverage of Deborah Barndt in Y-File 19 November 2008: Photo exhibit shows the cross-pollination of practice and ideas

 

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BASOK, Tanya

last update 04/12

 

Institutional affiliation: 

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

Contact: 

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Windsor  401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario Canada   N9B 3P4

Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext. 2188
Fax: (519) 971-3621
E
mail: basok@uwindsor.ca

 

Research Interests: 

Migration, ethnic relations, social justice, citizenship, rights, international development

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of specification: 

Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic.

 

Recent Publications: 

(forthcoming) with S. Ilcan. Social Justice, Citizenship, and Transnational Struggles, Oxford University Press

with N. Piper. "Management Versus Rights: Women's Migration and Global Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean," Feminist Economics, March 2012

with E. Carasco. 2010. Advancing the Rights of Noncitizens in Canada: A Human Rights Approach to Migrant Rights, Human Rights Quarterly, 32(2): 342-366.

Counter-Hegemonic Human Rights Discourses and Migrant Rights Activism in the U.S. and Canada, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 50 (2)(2), 2009.

with Bastable, M., "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heaven's Door": Immigrants and the Guardians of Privilege in Canada, Labour/Le Travail, 63, 207-220, 2009.

"Constructing Grassroots Citizenship for Non-Citizens", Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 20 (3), 265-272, 2008.

"The Intersections of the Economic and Cultural in the U.S. Labours Pro-Migrant Politics", Social Justice, 35 (4)(4), 2008.

“Canada’s Temporary Migration Program: A Model Despite Flaws” Migration Information Source, publication of the Migration Policy Institute, (November 2007).

with S. Ilcan “In the Name of Human Rights: Global Organizations and Participating Citizens.” Citizenship Studies 10 (3) (2006): 309-328.

Post-National Citizenship, Social Exclusion, and Migrants' Rights: Mexican Seasonal Workers in Canada” 8:1, 2004, pp. 47-64.

Research Grants: 

2012 SSHRC (Principal Applicant) "Mobility in transnational zones of precarity: A view from the Guatemala-Mexico border"

2011-2012 Choosing to Become Unauthorized: A Case Study of Mexican Migrant Farm Workers in Leamington, CERIS, Role: Principal Investigator. Co-investigators: D. Belanger and E. Rivas

 

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BECK, Marshall

last update 07/09

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • CERLAC Honorary Fellow
  • CERLAC Administrative Assistant

Contact: 

825 York Research Tower
4700 Keele Street
York University
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Tel: 416.736.5237
Fax: 416.736.5688

Email: mbeck@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests:

Development theory, political and economic thought

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Latin America and the Caribbean; Cuba.

 

Recent Publications:

 

(Co-editor) "Rethinking Extractive Industries: Regulation, Dispossession and Emerging Claims". Canadian Journal of Development Studies Revue canadienne d’études du développement XXX (1–2) 2010.

 

Censorship, Information Warfare and the Battle to Protect the Net: a Conversation With Ron Deibert. Peace Magazine Apr-Jun 2008, page 24.

 

Ethnicity, Violence and Exclusion in Colombia: The Struggles of Colombia's Indigenous and Afro-Colombian Peoples Conference held at York University, March 15-16, 2007. CERLAC Colloquia Paper. December 2007.

 

Editor, 2004-2005: NACLA Report on the Americas, Vol. 38, No. 1-5

 

“Cuenta-Propismo and Reform in Cuba: A Case Study.” The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Volume 26 No. 52 (Fall), 2001.

 

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BECKFORD, Sharon

last update 05/13

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • CERLAC Associate Fellow
  • Fellow, Centre for Feminist Research, York University
  • Associate Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology

 

Contact: 

Phone: (585) 475-7488

Email: smbgsl@rit.edu

 

Research Interests:

Caribbean Literature, Postcolonial Literatures, Canadian Literature, Literary and Cultural Theory, African American Literature, African Diaspora Studies, Women's and Gender Studies

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Caribbean

Recent Publications:

Naturally Woman: The Search for Self in Black Canadian Women's Literature. Toronto, ON: Inanna Publications and Education Inc. 2011.

"Always a Domestic?: The Question of Canadian Redemption and Belonging in Selected Literature by Black Canadian Writers." Southern Journal of Canadian Studies (SJCS) Vol 5.1 (December 2012).

 

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BENESSAIEH, Afef

last update 08/06

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • CERLAC Fellow
  • Assistant Professor, International Studies, Multidisciplinary Studies, Glendon College, York University

 

Contact:

Department of Multidisciplinary Studies
Glendon College, York University
2275 Bayview, YH A353
Toronto M4N 3M6, Ontario Canada
Tel: (416) 736 2100, ext. 88508
Home: (416) 536-1543
Email: benessai@glendon.yorku.ca

 

Research Interests: 

International relations theory and political sociology, Qualitative Research Methods, NGOs in North-South cooperation

 

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Mexico, Latin America

 

Recent Publications 

Benessaieh A. (2010) 'Ameriques transculturelles', Les Presses de l'Universite d'Ottawa, February.

 

Benessaieh A. (2004) ‘¿Civilizando la sociedad civil? La cooperación internacional en Chiapas en los 90’s’, in Daniel Mato (ed) Politicas de Ciudadania y Sociedad Civil en Tiempos de Globalizacion, Caracas and Buenos Aires, UNESCO and Consejo Latino Americano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO). (text available at: http://www.globalcult.org.ve/Eventos.htm)

 

Benessaieh A. (2003) ‘Review Essay: Seven Theses on Global Society’, Cultural Dynamics 15 (1): 103-126.

 

Benessaieh A. (1998) ‘De l'ALÉNA à la ZLÉA: la clause sociale, les États-Unis, et l'art de la vertu démocratique’, Études internationales XXVIII (3), December.


David, Charles-Philippe and A. Benessaieh (1997) ‘La paix par l'intégration? Théories sur l'interdépendance et problèmes de sécurité’, Études internationales, XXVIII (2), June.

 

Deblock, Christian, A. Benessaieh and Marie-Paule L’Heureux (2002) ‘Relaciones económicas entre México y Canadá desde el TLCAN: una perspectiva canadiense’, Comercio Exterior, January. 

 

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BERNHARD, Judith, K

last update 07/09

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • CERLAC Associate Fellow
  • Professor, School of Early Childhood Education, Ryerson University
  • Director, Early Childhood Studies Program, Ryerson University
  • Fellow, Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS), Toronto

 

Contact: 

Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street 
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5B 2K3  

Phone: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7647
Fax: (416) 979-5239
Email: bernhard@ryerson.ca
Website: http://www.ryerson.ca/~bernhard/

 

Research Interests: 

Early childhood, Migration, Issues of cultural diversity in human development, Method of ethnographic study with communities, Schooling for disadvantaged groups, Transnational, multi-local families, Refugee health and welfare, Intersection of race, class and gender in experiences of minorities, Multiple literacies.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Central and South Americans in Canada and the United States; the Dominican Republic.

 

Special Activities:

  • Invited Member/Advisor, Early Learning and Care Expert Panel, Ontario Ministry of Ministry of Children & Youth Services, Strategic Initiatives Branch
  • Evaluation advisory committee member Healthy Babies Healthy Children

 

Recent Honours: 

Winner of Ryerson Research Award 2005-2007

Winner of 2002 award from Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program.

Winner of 2002 Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award, Ryerson University.

 

Recent Publications: 

with Evans, L., Cosentino, T. & Marmoleja, Y. (In Press). "Using teachers volunteer experiences in the Dominican Republic to develop social responsibility in Canadian middle-school students: An Authors in the Classroom approach." The International Journal of Education for Democracy.

 

with Landolt, P. & Goldring, L. (2009). "The institutional production and social reproduction of transnational families: The case of Latin American immigrants in Toronto." International Migration, 46(2), 3-31.

 

with Goldring, L., Young, J., Berinstein, C., Wilson, B. (2008). "Living with uncertain legal status in Canada: Implications for the wellbeing of children and families". Refuge, 24(2), 101-113.

 

Bernhard, J. K., Diaz, C, F., & Algood, I. (2005). "Research-based teacher education for multicultural contexts." Intercultural Education, 16(3), 263-277.

 

Bernhard, J. K. (2004). "The school 'misbehavior' of Latino children in a time of zero tolerance: Parents' views." The Early Years Journal, 24(1), 41-62.

 

Bernhard, J. K. (2003). "Toward a 21st century developmental theory: Principles to account for diversity in children's lives." Race, Gender, and Class, 9(4), 45-60.

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Families Living with Precarious Status: Navigating a Bureaucratic Nightmare
  • The institutional production and social reproduction of transnational families: The case of Latin American immigrants in Toronto
  • Building on Students' Family-Based Cultural and Linguistic Capital through a Multiliteracies Curriculum
  • Early Authors Program as a form of Multiple Literacies
  • Social cohesion in international migration in a globalizing era (with L. Goldring and P. Landolt) from 2002 to 2005.

 

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BERRY, Albert

last update 09/11

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  •  Professor emeritus, Economics, University of Toronto
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  

Contact: 

Office: Munk Centre for International Studies, 358S. Phone: 416-946-8932. Fax: 416-946-8915.

Email address: berry2@chass.utoronto.ca

Website
 

Research Interests: 

Economic development, International economics

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Latin America, Colombia

 

Special activities:

Various World Bank, ILO and other missions to developing countries

Recent Publications: 

"Growth, Employment and Distributional Impacts of Minerals Dependence: Four Case Studies" South African Journal of Economics, Vol. 76, Issue S2, pp. 148-174, 2008. "Agrarian Reform Under the National Front in Colombia" in Carlos Caballero (editor) A Reconsideration of the National Front. Bogota: Universidad de los Andes, 2011.

"Economics of Land Reform and of Small Farms in Developing Countries: Implications for Post-conflict Situations" in Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito (editor) Land Reform and Distributive Justice in the Settlement of Internal Armed Conflicts. 2010, pp. 25-69.

"What Type of Global Governance Would Best Lower World Poverty and Inequality? In Jennifer Clapp and Rorden Wilkinson (editors) Global Governance, Poverty, and Inequality. Routledge, 2010, pp. 46-68. Jersey: Transaction Press, 2010, p 340.

"Improving Measurement of Latin American Inequality and Poverty with an Eye to Equitable Growth Policy" in Sudhir Anand, Paul Segal and Joseph Stiglitz (editors) Debates in the Measurement of Poverty. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

"Child Labor in Mexico" with Maja Pleic and Felicia Marie Knaul, in Hugh D. Hindman (editor) The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey. New York and London: M. E. Sharpe, 2009, pp. 397-403.

 

 

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BIRBALSINGH, Frank

last update 01/08

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Full-Time Faculty, Dept. of English, York University  
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact: 

Bethune 337, York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON
Canada  M3J 1P3  

Tel: (416) 736-5164
Email: birbalsi@yorku.ca
 

Research Interests: 

Caribbean literature in English; Post-colonial literature

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Caribbean and Commonwealth

 

Special activities: 

Recent Publications: 

 

The People's Progressive Party of Guyana, 1950-1992: An Oral History. London: Hansib, 2007.

 

Neil Bissoondath: Indo-Caribbean-Canadian Diaspora. New Delhi: Rawat, 2005.

 

"Selvon and Salkey: Makers of Modern West Indian Literature", Journal of Caribbean Studies (ed.), 16:3, Spring 2002.  

 

Jahaji: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Literature (ed.), TSAR, Toronto. 2000.  

 

Journal of Caribbean Studies: Asians in the Caribbean (ed.) 14:122, Fall/Spring 2000.

 

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BLACKLOCK, Cathy 

last update 09/05

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Adjunct Research Professor, Centre on Globalization and the Human Condition, McMaster University
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Institute of Political Economy, Carleton University
  • Research Associate, Women in Conflict Zones Network, Centre for International and Security Studies & Centre for Feminist Research, York University
  • CERLAC Fellow

 

Contact: 

1346 Trenton Avenue 
Ottawa ON 
K1Z 8K4

Phone: (613) 722-3353
Fax: (613) 722-4042
Email:
cathy_blacklock@carleton.ca

 

Research Interests: 

Dollarization, regional economic integration, neoliberalization, conflict/peacebuilding, women's political participation, popular movements 

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:

Guatemala, Central America, Colombia, Latin America

 

Special activities: 

  • Granted $15,000 (2003-2005) to conduct research program as co-investigator in Globalization and Autonomy SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative, McMaster University. Directed by Senior Canada Research Chair Professor William Coleman.  Title of research project: Regional Economic Integration: The New Phase/Face of Globalization?

 

Recent Publications: 

"The Sounds of Silence: Feminist Research Across Time in Guatemala" (with Alison Crosby).  In Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones, eds. Winona Giles et al.  Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004. 

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Article: "Why Does Neoliberal Restructuring 'Hang' Together?  Women, Gender and Social Cohesion in Latin America"

 

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BLASER, Mario E. 

last update 03/07

 

Institutional affiliation:

  • CERLAC Fellow
  • Assistant Professor, International Development Studies Program, York University

 

Contact: 

Division of Social Science, Faculty of Arts

York University

Founders College 319

99 Ottawa Road

Toronto, Ontario 

 

Tel:(416)736-2100 x 33646

Email: mblaser@yorku.ca 

 

Research Interests: 

Indigenous peoples; Globalization

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:

Paraguay

 

Special activities: 

  • Researcher and advisor for Unión de las Comunidades Indígenas de la Nación Yshir, Paraguay

 

Recent Publications: 

“Border Dialogue: An Essay on Enlightened Critique, Witchcraft and the Politics of Differences.” Dialectical Anthropology. Issue 29 (2005):239-158.

 

Blaser, M., H. Feit, and G. McRae (Eds.) In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization. London/Ottawa: Zed Books/IDRC, 2004.

 

With H. Feit and G. McRae “Indigenous Peoples and Development Processes: New Terrains of Struggle.” In Blaser, M., H. Feit, and G. McRae (Eds.) In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization. London/Ottawa: Zed Books/IDRC, 2004. Pp. 1-25.

 

“Life Projects: Indigenous Peoples’ Agency and Development.” In Blaser, M., H. Feit, and G. McRae (Eds.) In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization. London/Ottawa: Zed Books/IDRC, 2004. Pp. 26-46.

 

“Way of Life or Who Decides: Development, Paraguayan Indigenism and the Yshiro People’s Life Projects.” In Blaser, M., H. Feit, and G. McRae (Eds.) In the Way of Development: Indigenous Peoples, Life Projects and Globalization. London/Ottawa: Zed Books/IDRC, 2004. Pp. 52-71.

 

“Indígenas del Chaco Paraguayo: Proyectos de Vida o Proyectos de Desarrollo?”  Suplemento Antropologico. 39(1) (2004): 193-229

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Blaser, M., R. De Costa, D. McGregor and W. Coleman (Eds.) Indigenous peoples, Globalization and Autonomy. For the upcoming series ‘Globalization and Autonomy: Dialectical Relationships Shaping the Contemporary World.’ Vancouver: UBC Press.

 

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BROWNSTONE, Meyer 

last update 04/08

 

Institutional affiliation:

  • CERLAC Fellow

  • Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of Toronto

  • Oxfam Canada, Chair Emeritus

  • Toronto Food Policy Committee

 

Contact: 

Phone: (416) 537-5693
Email: meyerb@look.ca

 

Research Interests: 

Food and Trade, Land Reform, Localization of food in Canada and abroad; Urban and peri-urban agriculture

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:

International, with some focus on Africa, Central and Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Special activities: 

  • Development of Food and Trade Policy for Oxfam Canada

 

Recent Publications: 

  • Policy papers on "Localization, Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture" and "Land Tenure"
  • "The CCF in Power." In The Prairie Agrarian Movement Revisited, edited by Murray Knutillan and Bob Sterling. Regina Saskatchewan: Canadian Plains Research Center, 2007.

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Reports on Land Reform and Localization, urban and peri-urban agriculture

 

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CAMERON, Maxwell 

last update 05/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • CERLAC Fellow
  • 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)

Contact: 

Dept. of Political Science, UBC  C425 Buchanan Building 1866 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Phone: (604) 822-3129
Fax: (604) 822-5540
Email:
Max.Cameron@ubc.ca

 

Research Interests: 

Democratization; International Political Economy of Trade and Debt, Theory and Practice of International Negotiation

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:

Peru, Mexico, Guatemala.

 

Special activities: 

Witness on the "Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement" in the Standing Committee on International Trade, House of Commons, Canada, May 26, 2009. CIIT, No 20, 2nd session, 40th Parliament.

Associate Editor, Business and Politics. See www.carfax.co.uk/ Member of the Editorial Boards of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latin American Research Review, Canadian Journal of Political Science. Member of the International Board of the Revista de Ciencia Política (Chile), 2006-2008, Apuntes (Peru), and Convergencia: Revista de Ciencias Sociales (Mexico). See: http://www.puc.cl/icp/revista/ And: http://convergencia.uaemex.mx

Recent Honours: 

Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Scholar in Residence (2011-2012)

 

Recent Publications: 

"After the Democratic Charter's First Decade: Achievements, Limitations, and Next Steps," Latin American Policy, Vol. 3, no. 1, 2012, pp. 58-73.

"Text, Power and Social Exclusion: From Colonialism to the Crisis of Criollo Republicanism" in John Crabtree, ed. Fractured Politics: Peruvian Democracy Past and Present (London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, 2011), pp. 23-51.

Democracia en la región Andina: Diversidad y desafíos.  (Edited by Maxwell A. Cameron and Juan Pablo Luna).  Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2010.  Pp. 605. (Second edition published by Plural Editores, La Paz, Bolivia, February 2011).

Texts, Media, and Constituent Power: Latin America from ancient to modern times,” Canadian Journal of Latin American Studies. Vol. 35, no. 70, 2010, pp. 29-50.

 

The State of Democracy in the Andes: Introduction to a Thematic Issue,” Revista de Ciencia Política, Vol. 30, no 1, 2010, pp. 5-20.

 

El giro a la izquierda frustrado en el Perú: el caso de Ollanta Humala,” Convergencia: Revista de Ciencias Sociales.  Special anniversary issue, 2009, pp. 275-301.

 

Maxwell A. Cameron and Eric Hershberg, eds. Latin America’s Left Turns: Politics, Policies, and Trajectories of Change. Lynne Rienner Publishers. July 2010.

 

"A Diplomatic Theater of the Absurd: Canada, the OAS, and the Honduran Coup,"
with Jason Tockman in Empire's Apprentice: Canada in Latin America, NACLA Report on the Americas, New York. May/June 2010.

 

"Latin America's Left Turns: An Introduction," Third World Quarterly, Vol. 30, no. 2, 2009 (with Jon Beasley-Murray and Eric Hershberg), pp. 319-330.

 

"Latin America's Left Turns: Beyond Good and Bad," Third World Quarterly, Vol. 30, no. 2, 2009, pp. 331-348.

 

"Canada's Engagement with Democracies in the Americas," (with Catherine Hecht), Canadian Foreign Policy, forthcoming in Vol. 14, issue 3, October 2008, pp. 11-28.

 

"Democracy without Parties? Political Parties and Regime Change in Fujimori's Peru," in William C. Smith and Felipe Agüero, eds. New Perspectives on Democracy in Latin America: Actors, Institutions and Practices. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, Inc. forthcoming July 2009. (Revised version of an article that first appeared in Latin American Politics and Society, 2003).

 

Work in Progress: 

 

Project on reporting on the state of democracy in the Andean region, funded by the Glyn Berry Program in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada. See: http://blogs.ubc.ca/andeandemocracy/

 

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CANEL, Eduardo

last update 11/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program and International Development Studies Program, York University  
  • Former Director of CERLAC (2007-2012), CERLAC Fellow  

Contact: 

8th floor, York Research Tower 4700 Keele Street York University
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Tel:
Email: ecanel@yorku.ca
 

Research Interests: 

Social movement theory; participatory democracy; municipal politics; grassroots activism; sociology of sport.

 

Honors:

Named one of "10 Most Influential Hispanic Canadians" (2009). Hispanic Business Association, Canada

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Uruguay.

 

Recent Publications: 

Clientelism as a Training Ground for Community Participation in Montevideo's Decentralized System of Urban Governance." in Tina Hilgers (ed) Clientelism in Everyday Latin American Politics. Canada: Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2012).

Barrio Democracy in Latin America. Participatory Decentralization and Community Activism in Montevideo. Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press (2010).

(Co-editor) "Rethinking Extractive Industries: Regulation, Dispossession and Emerging Claims". Canadian Journal of Development Studies Revue canadienne d’études du développement XXX (1–2) 2010.

“Securing Human Rights and Democracy: What Role for Civil Society?” in Cohesión Social y Derechos Humanos, Ana Lucía Córdova Cazar y Francisco López-Bermúdez (eds.), Quito: Corporación Editora Nacional, 2009.

“Uruguay’s Tilt Left? NACLA Report on the Americas, New York. Vol. 38, No.2, September/October 2004.

“Municipal Decentralization and Participatory Democracy: Building  a New Mode of Urban Politics in Montevideo City?” European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Amsterdam, October 2001 (25-46).

“Dos Modelos de Descentralizacion y Participacion en America Latina – Una Discusion Conceptual” in Mercados globales y gobernabilidad local: Retos para la descentralización en América Latina y el Caribe. Hans-Jürgen Burchardt and Haroldo Dilla (eds.). Caracas: Nueva Sociedad, 2001 (113-125).

 

Work in Progress: 

 

 

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CARLAW, John

last update 05/13

 

Institutional affiliation: 

Ph.D Candidate (ABD) in Political Science, York University

CERLAC Research Associate

 

Contact: 

8-17 York Research Tower, York University

Email: jcarlaw.yorku@gmail.com  

 

 

Research Interests: 

Canadian Immigration and Refugee Policy, Political Parties, International Relations, International Development, Political Economy, Political Economy of Latin America

PhD Dissertation Title (in progress): "A Radical Departure? The Politics and Practice of Immigration and Refugee Policy under the Conservative Party of Canada (2006-2013)".

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Canada, Central America, Dominican Republic

 

Special Activities:

- Volunteer, FCJ Refugee Centre, Toronto (2011-2012)

- Executive Member (Graduate Student Representative), Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean (2007-2009)

- Member of the Organizing Committee of the inaugural CERLAC Graduate Student Conference (2008)

- Coordinator, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (2006)

Awards & honors (graduate level):

PhD level: Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award (3 years) and York Entrance Scholarship Master's level: Canada Graduate Scholarship Master's Award (1 year) and York Entrance Scholarship

Presentations of Interest: 

"Mapping Theoretical and Political Approaches to Immigrants and Refugees in Contemporary Canada" at the Centre for Refugee Studies 8th Annual Student Conference- Identity & Belonging: Experiencing Forced Migration and the Role of Community, Participation and Collaboration, York University, Toronto, April 27, 2013

"Low Intensity Democracy Persists: The Case of the Dominican Republic" at the Crossroads of Empire, Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, June 7, 2008

"False Promises and Persistent Imperialism: The United States-Central American Free Trade Agreement" at the Inventing the Americas Conference, Stony Brook University, Manhattan, March 14, 2008

"All the news that's fit to print? The New York Times and the Presidency of Guatemala's Jacobo Arbenz Guzman 1950-54," at the New Frontiers in Graduate History Conference, York University, February 17, 2006

"The Evolution of Democracy? The Dominican Republic in the Latin American context," CERLAC Brown Bag Seminar Series, York University, November 24, 2005 http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/recent05-06.htm#dominican

 

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CHIASSON-LeBEL, Thomas

last update 07/12

 

Institutional affiliation: 

Ph.D Candidate in Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada

CERLAC Research Associate

 

Contact: 

Email: tcl@yorku.ca  

 

Research Interests: 

My Research interests are in Political economy of development and the new left governments in South America with a special emphasis on Venezuela and Ecuador. I am looking to the importance of the transformation of labour relationships, the role of informal labour, its impact on the transformation of state structures and its link with extractivist policies. Keywords: Political economy, Labour, Ecuador, Venezuela, Extractivism..

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Ecuador, Venezuela

 

Special Activities:

Member of the editorial board of Nouveaux cahiers du Socialisme (a Quebec based academic journal), and responsible for the thematique section of no. 8 (forthcoming, Sept 2012).

Member of the organizing committee of the Latin American Politics reading group on political theories to understand Latin America, hosted by CERLAC

Awards & honors:

2012-2013 Ontario Student Assistance Program, Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). Based on academic excellence and the research project.

2009-2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarships. Based on academic excellence and the research project.

2009-2012 Fonds Québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). Based on academic excellence and the research project (Declined : cannot be combined with SSHRC).

 

Recent Publications: 

Réinventer le mouvement syndical, entrevue avec Sam Gindin. Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme: Du prolétariat au précariat, le travail dans l'ombre du capitalisme contemporain, No. 7, January 2012, p. 179-191.

Book review : Jeffery R. Webber, From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia. Class struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales. Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme: Du prolétariat au précariat, le travail dans l'ombre du capitalisme contemporain, No. 7, January 2012, p. 246-248.

Le Chavisme, un altermondialisme? In Pierre Beaudet, et al. (Eds.), L'altermondialisme: Forums sociaux, résistances et nouvelle culture politique, Montréal: Écosociété, 2010. Chap. 5, p.96-111.

Forum social québécois: réussite ou échec d'un classique altermondialiste à la sauce québécoise. Globe : Revue internationale d'études québécoises, Vol. 12, No. 1, 2009, p. 133-147.

Nationalisme et Chavisme, aux racines de la révolution bolivarienne. Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme: Leur crise !, No. 2, Sept 2009, p. 295-307.

Luttes de classes dans l'université. Nouveaux cahiers du socialisme : Les classes socials aujourd'hui, No. 1, january 2009. p. 201-214.

 

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CLARK, Timothy David

last update 07/08

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • Ph.D Candidate in Political Science, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • CERLAC Research Associate

 

Contact: 

Email: tdclark@yorku.ca  

 

Research Interests: 

International political economy and development, state theory, the mining sector, food security, and indigenous peoples.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: 

Latin America - Chile. .

 

Recent Publications: 

Clark, Timothy David. 2007. “La Economía Política de la Seguridad Alimentaria en unas Comunidades Mapuches de la Araucanía,” Cultura, Hombre, Sociedad 11: 13-25.

 

North, Liisa L., Timothy David Clark, and Viviana Patroni, eds. 2006. Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America: Community Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. Toronto: Between the Lines Press (253 pages).

 

Clark, Timothy David and Liisa L. North. 2006. “Mining in Latin America: Lessons from the Past, Issues for the Future,” in Liisa L. North, Timothy David Clark, and Viviana Patroni (eds.) Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America: Community Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 1-16.

 

Clark, Timothy David. 2006. “Mining in Neoliberal Chile: Of Private Virtues and Public Vices,” in Liisa L. North, Timothy David Clark, and Viviana Patroni (eds.) Canadian Mining Companies in Latin America: Community Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility. Toronto: Between the Lines Press, 90-112.

 

Saa, René, Julio Gajardo, Tim Clark, Magaly Salinas y Ricardo Neupert. 2005. Chilenos en el Exterior: ¿Dónde Viven, Cuántos Son y Qué Hacen los Chilenos en el Exterior? Santiago de Chile: Instituto Nacional de Estadísticas (246 pages).

 

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CROSBY, Alison

last update 09/11

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Assistant Professor, School of Women's Studies, York University
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact:  

823 York Research Tower 4700 Keele Street York University Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 736.2100 ext. 33691

Email: acrosby@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests:  

Transitional justice; reparation; gender-based violence; impunity; securitization of migration

Special activities:

2011-13. Understanding women's struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala, $45,000 International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Principal Investigator).

2011-12. Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach, Guatemala case study, US$11,500, International Conflict Research Institute at the University of Ulster, Ireland/International Development Research Centre (Co-Investigator, with M. Brinton Lykes, who is the Principal Investigator).

2009-12 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Standard Grant, Understanding women’s struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala

Country(ies) or Region(s) of  Specialization:

Guatemala.

Recent Publications:  

with M. Brinton Lykes. Feminist Practice of Action and Community Research, Feminist Research Practice: A Primer (Second Edition). Edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber. Thousand Oaks: SAGE publications, (forthcoming 2012)

with M. Brinton Lykes. Mayan women survivors speak: The gendered relations of truth-telling in postwar Guatemala. International Journal of Transitional Justice, 2011.

“Anatomy of a Workshop: Women’s Struggles for Transformative Participation in Latin America.” Feminism & Psychology, 19 (3): 343-353, 2009.(This special issue on feminist liberation psychology won the 2010 Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology).

“People on the Move: Challenging migration categorization.” Development 50 (4). December, pp.44-49. 2007.

“The Boundaries of Belonging: Reflections on Migration Policies into the 21st Century.” Refugee Watch: A South Asian Journal on Forced Migration. Vol. 29, June, pp.31-53. 2004. This paper was originally published as part of the Inter Pares Occasional Paper Series 7 (June 2006) (available in English, French and Spanish at www.interpares.ca).

“The Sounds of Silence: Feminist Research Across Time in Guatemala.” Co-authored with Cathy Blacklock. In Sites of Violence: Gender and Identity in Conflict Zones. Edited by Wenona Giles and Jennifer Hyndman. Los Angeles: University of California Press, pp. 45-72.

“People on the Move: Challenging Migration Categorization.” Development 50(4) (December 2007).

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Understanding women's struggles for justice, healing and redress: A study of gender and reparation in postwar Guatemala: This is a research project examining the nature and forms of reparation for women survivors of sexual violence during the 36-year long armed conflict in Guatemala, within a context of ongoing structural impunity, militarism, and gender-based violence.
  • Prof. Crosby is working with Prof. Lykes to contribute a Guatemala case study to an international research project Trauma, Development and Peacebuilding: Towards an integrated psychosocial approach coordinated by Professor Brandon Hamber, director of the International Conflict Research Institute at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. The book from this project is forthcoming in 2012.
  • Prof. Crosby is in the initial stages of a new research project on transnational feminist approaches to memory and memorialization in Latin America and South Asia with Dr. Malathi de Alwis from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Seed funding was provided from IDRC for initial fieldwork in Guatemala in 2010. Prof. Crosby is a member of the Advisory Board of the Dutch-based international organization Impunity Watch, in particular providing support to staff in two areas of research, Combating Impunity for Abuse of Women during Conflict, and Memorialization of grave international crimes.  

 

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CZERNY, Michael S.J.

last update 01/08

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Coordinator: African Jesuit AIDS Network
  • CERLAC Honorary Fellow

 

Contact:

African Jesuit AIDS Network
P.O. Box 571 Sarit,
00606 Nairobi, KENYA
Tel: +254-20-201-3541
Fax:  +254-20-387-79711
Email: mczerny@jesuits.ca

 

Research Interests:  

HIV/AIDS and related illnesses, poverty, human rights, human development, social justice, Christian Social Teaching, inter-religious dialogue and co-operation.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

Worked on Latin American issues in Canada for ten years (1978-1989) and in El Salvador for two years (1990-1991), Latin America remains a great interest. Current work on AIDS in some 30 countries of Africa where Jesuits are present.

 

Special activities:  

  • Coordinator of the African Jesuit AIDS Network

 

Recent Publications:  

Czerny, Michael and Bénézet Bujo. AIDS in Africa: Theological Reflections. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2007.

 

Linked for Life: African Jesuit AIDS Network. Nairobi: Paulines Publications Africa, 2007.

 

Catholic Bishops of Africa and Madagascar Speak out on HIV & AIDS, 2004.

 

Rays of Hope: Managing HIV & AIDS in Africa, 2004.

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Monthly e-bulletin AJANews about AIDS work of Jesuits in Africa. Available in English, French and Portuguese and is available free of charge. To subscribe: ajanews@jesuits.ca 
  • Visit www.jesuitaids.net
  • AJAN usually helps to publish 3-4 books on AIDS in Africa each year.

 

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DAVIES, Matt 

last update 09/05

 

Institutional affiliation:

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

  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact:  

Email: jmd22@psu.edu

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

Chile, Brazil.

 

Research Interests:  

International Political Economy; Culture and the Critique of Everyday Life; Latin American Labour Movements and Politics.

 

Recent Publications:  

"The Public Spheres of Unprotected Workers."  Global Society 19 (2), April 2005.  pp. 131-154.  

 

The Production of the International: Global Spaces and Everyday Life, with Michael Niemann, forthcoming from Routledge, RIPE series.

 

"Review of The Everyday Life Reader, edited by Ben Highmore", European Journal of Cultural Studies, forthcoming.

 

"The everyday spaces of global politics: work, leisure, and family", with Michael Niemann, New Political Science 24:4, December 2002, pp. 557-577.  

 

"The Politics of Globo-ization: Brazilian Television and the Internationalization of the State," The South Eastern Latin Americanist 46:1, 2, Summer and Fall 2002, pp. 62-83.

 

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DAVIS, Andrea 

last update 04/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

Contact:  

824 York Research Tower 4700 Keele Street York University Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
(416) 736.2100 ext. 33320

Email: aadavis@yorku.ca
Website: www.arts.yorku.ca/huma/aadavis

 

Research Interests:  

Caribbean, African American and black Canadian literatures, history and theatre; postcolonial and diaspora studies; and black cultural and feminist studies.

 

Special Activities  

  • Principal Investigator, SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, "Youth and Community Development in Canada and Jamaica: A Transnational Approach to Youth Violence," April 2011-April 2013.
  • Board Member, Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada

Recent Publications:  

James, Carl E. and Davis, Andrea (eds). Jamaica in Canada: A Multiculturalizing Presence. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing, 2012.

"From Canada to Jamaica: Miss Lou and the Poetics of Migration" and "Project Groundings: Canadian and Jamaican Youth (Re)Define Violence" in Jamaica in Canada: A Multiculturalizing Presence. Eds. Carl E. James and Andrea Davis. Halifax, Nova Scotia: Fernwood Publishing, 2012.

“Rearticulations, Reconnections and Refigurations: Writing Africa Through the Americas.” In Africa and its Diasporas: History, Memory and Literary Manifestations, edited by Naana Opoku-Agyemang, Paul E. Lovejoy and David V. Trotman. Trenton, New Jersey and Asmara Eritrea: Africa World Press, 2008, 293-308.

“A Feminist Exploration in African Canadian Literature.” In Multiple Lenses: Voices From the Diaspora Located in Canada, edited by David Divine. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, 250-261.

“Black Canadian Literature as Diaspora Transgression: The Second Life of Samuel Tyne.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Diasporic Pasts and Futures: Transnational Cultural Studies in Canada, ed. Jenny Burman, 17 (spring 2007): 31-49.

 

Work in Progress:  

"De Cunny Jamma Oman": Reading an Errant Diaspora Consciousness in the Fiction of Erna Brodber, University of the West Indies Press, 272 pages in typescript (forthcoming, expected publication summer 2013).

“Hegemony of the Spirit: Community and Healing in Caribbean and African American Women’s Writing.” This full-length book study is a comparative study that recognizes the formal and thematic linkages connecting the fictional writings of black women in the Caribbean and the United States. The study argues that these linkages constitute an important shared literary poetics and form part of a tradition of black women's writing in the African diaspora. 

 

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DE BARROS, Juanita

last update 12/11

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, McMaster University

Contact:  

Department of History, McMaster University 613 Chester New Hall 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario
Canada  L8S 4M2

Email: debarr@mcmaster.ca
Tel: (905) 525-9140, ext. 24149
 

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

British Caribbean; Atlantic World 

Research Interests:

Caribbean; Atlantic World; African Diaspora; post-emancipation societies; social history; urban history; history of public health

Special Activities:

  • Messecar Professor at McMaster University 2011-12
  • Council Member, Canadian Historical Association, 2009-2112
  • former Dubois-Mandela-Rodney Fellow at the Center for African American and African Studies at the University of Michigan

Recent Publications:

"'A Laudable Experiment': Infant Welfare Work and Medical Intermediaries in Early Twentieth-century Barbados." In eds. Amna Khalid and Ryan Johnson. Public Health in the British empire: Intermediaries, Subordinates, and Public Health Practice, 1850-1960. New York: Routledge, 2012. 100-117.

(with Nigel Westmass). "Introduction to British Guiana," in The Marcus Garvey University and Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers, Volume IX: The Caribbean Diaspora, 1910-1920. Eds. Robert Hill, et al. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. clxvii-clxxii.

(Co-edited with Steven Palmer and David Wright), Health and Medicine in the circum-Caribbean, 1800-1968. New York: Routlege, 2009.

“Dispensers, Obeah, and Quackery: Medical Rivalries in Post-Slavery British Guiana.” Social History of Medicine 20 (2007): 243-261.

Co-editor (with Audra Diptee and David Trotman). Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives on Caribbean History. Princeton: Marcus Weiner Publishers, 2006. 299 pp.

“’Working Cutlass and Shovel’: Labour and Redemption at the Onderneeming School in British Guiana.”  In Contesting Freedom: Control and Resistance in the Post-emanicipation Caribbean, edited by G. Heuman and D. Trotman.  London: Macmillan, 2005.  

Work in Progress:

SSRHC-supported research project on “Urban Reform in the British Caribbean, 1900-1940.”

Book manuscript tentatively titled “Reproducing the Race: Sex, Gender, and the Politics of Reproduction in the Post-slavery British Caribbean.”

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DE VILLA, Maria Luisa

last update 11/06

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • CERLAC Associate Fellow
  • Member, Women's Art Resource Centre
  • Member, Enlace Community Link Inc.

 

Contact:  

50 Belvedere Dr.
Oakville, ON 
L6L 4B6  Canada

Tel: (905) 827-3668
Fax: (905) 825-6465
Email: mldevilla28@hotmail.com

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:

Mexico, Canada.

 

Research Interests:  

Mexican flora, icons, symbols and myths; Mexican art history; Guadalupan iconography; artists Frida Kahlo and Francisco Toledo.

 

Special Activities:  

  • Visual artist, curator, organizer of exhibits and multidisciplinary art events.

 

Recent Publications:  

Santa Maria de Guadalupe: imagen mexicana en la pintura, Masters thesis, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, 2000.

 

"Frida Kahlo," in Indigo Magazine, Toronto, Canada, 1995.

 

Work in Progress: 

  • Three-year visual art project in Mexico involving large-scale works on handmade paper and collaboration with indigenous communities.  
  • Coordinating Ofrenda Flora, a travelling group exhibit of Mexican and Canadian art being shown in both countries (2002-2003).

 

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DEONANDAN, Kalowatie 

last update 06/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor, Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan  
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  

Contact:  

Department of Political Studies 
University of Saskatchewan 
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7N 5A5  

Phone: (306) 966-2167 / 5208
Fax: (306) 966-5250
Email: k.deonandan@usask.ca

Website

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Foreign Policy 

 

Special activities:  

  • 2004 to present, Member of Editorial Board of Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS)
  • Coordinator, University of Saskatchewan Latin American Semester Abroad

Recent Publications:  

"The Emerging Economies and Caribbean Economic Development: The Case of Guyana's Megaprojects." In The Contemporary Caribbean: Issues and Challenges, eds. Raymond Izarali and Priti Singh. New Delhi: Shipra Publications. Fall 2011.

Revolutionaries to Politicians: Case Studies from Latin America and Africa, with David Close and Gary Prevost, eds., (New York: Palgrave,  2007).

Undoing Democracy: The Politics of Electoral Caudillismo in Nicaragua, with David Close, eds.,  (Lexington Books, 2004).

 

Work in Progress:

Mining and Resistance in Guatemala

Megaproject development in Latin America and the Caribbean

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DIAZ, Harry 

last update 04/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

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

Contact:  

Sociology and Social Studies  University of Regina Regina, SaskatchewanCanada S4S 0A2  

Phone: (306) 585-415

Fax: (306) 585-4815
Email: harry.diaz@uregina.ca

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

Chile, Costa Rica, Argentina. 

 

Special activities:  

  • Member of the SSHRC Committee 410-09 for the 2009 Standard Research Grants competition (2008)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2002-2006)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Regina Open Door Society (2000-2007)

Recent Publications:  

H. Diaz and M. Hurlbert, (forthcoming) "The Need for Adaptive Water Governance – Lessons from Canada and Chile", in W. Leal and J. Knieling (eds.), Climate Change Governance, Hamburg University.

E. Montana and H. Diaz, (2011), "Global Environmental Change, Culture and Development. Rethinking the Ethics of Conservation", The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, 3.

H. Diaz, R. Garay-Fluhmann, J. McDowell, E. Montana, B. Reyes, and S. Salas, 2011, "Vulnerability of Andean Communities to Climate Variability and Climate Change" In W. Leal Filho (ed.) Climate Change and the Sustainable Management of Water Resources, Springer Verlag, Berlin.

M. Hadarits, B. Smit, and P. Diaz, 2010, "Adaptation in Viticulture: A Case Study of Producers in the Maule Region of Chile, Journal of Wine Research, 21(2).

Work in progress:

2011-2016. Researcher, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Extremes in the Americas Project. The project is focused on the vulnerability of rural agricultural and indigenous communities to shifts in climate variability and to the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events in Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia. Project supported by IDRC and the TriCouncil of Canada (with David Sauchyn and Fernando Santibanez as main investigators and 23 other researchers).

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DIPTEE, Audra

last update 09/11

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University 
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow
  • Research affiliate, Harriet Tubman Institute 

 

Contact:  

Department of History, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa K1S 5B6  

Phone: 613-520-2600 x 4203
Email: audra_diptee@carleton.ca

Webpage

 

Research Interests:

Various topics related to the Caribbean including slavery, the history of children & childhood, and Indo-Afro relations in the Caribbean.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:   

Anglo Caribbean – primarily Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana.

Work in progress:

I am working on several projects including one which looks at Indo-Afro race-relations in the Caribbean. I am also working on another project that looks at the letters of slave traders who brought enslaved Africans to the British Caribbean.

Special activities:

Book Review Editor & Founding Editor, H-CARIBBEAN, Caribbean Studies discussion list,
affiliated with H-Net, Michigan State University.

Honors:  

  • 2011 Fellowship, Gilder Lehrman Center, Yale University
  • 2010 SSHRC Workshop Grant, Remembering Africa and Its Diasporas
  • 2006 Faculty Appreciation Award, Carleton University Students’ Association.
  • 2003 David Nicholls Memorial Prize, Society of Caribbean Studies [UK]

Recent Publications:  

Remembering Africa & Its Diasporas:  Memory, Public History & Representations of the Past— withDavid V. Trotman (African World Press, 2012).

From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of An Atlantic Slave Society, 1775-1807 (University Press of Florida, 2010).

‘Children in Colonial Africa.’ Special Issue in the Journal of Family History – co-edited with Martin A. Klein. (January 2010).

Beyond Fragmentation: Perspectives in Caribbean History, (New Jersey: Markus Weiner Publishers, 2006). – co-edited with Juanita De Barros and David Trotman.

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DUNCAN, Carol B.

last update 09/05

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  

 

Contact:  

Dept. of Religion and Culture
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada N2L 3C5

Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext. 3692
Fax: (519) 884-9387
Email: cduncan@wlu.ca

 

Research Interests:  

Spiritual Baptist Faith, African Diasporan Science Fiction, Religion and Film, Sociology of Religion

 

Special Activities:  

  • Chair, Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Executive Committee Member, Black Religious Scholars Group of the American Academy of Religion
  • Executive Committee Member, Society for the Study of Black Religion
 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

Caribbean, Caribbean Diaspora in Canada

 

Recent Honours:

  • Wabash Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion Grant, “Being Black/Teaching Black: An African-American Dialogue Concerning the Influences of Blackness in Theological Education Teaching Practices,” co-investigator, Lynne Westfield, project director.  Awarded May 2003.  Duration: September 2003 – August 2005.
  • Louisville Institute Grant, “Making it Plain: Doing Theology in Black Community,” consultant, Stacey Floyd-Thomas, project director, $28,000USD.  Awarded April 2003.  Duration:  May 2003 – August 2006.
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Award for Teaching Excellence (2004)
  • Faculty of Arts Teaching Scholar Award, Wilfrid Laurier University (2004)

 

Recent Publications:  

“Hard Labour: Religion, Sexuality and the Pregnant Body in the African Diasopora.”  Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering  7(1) (2005): 167-73.  

 

“Patriarchy and Matriarchy.”  In Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History, edited by William H. McNeill et al.  Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing Group, 2004.  

 

“Spiritual Baptists in Multicultural Canada.”  In Whither Multiculturalism? A Politics of Dissensus, edited by B.A.C. Saunders and D. Haljan.  Leuven: Leuven UP (2003):  205-24. 

 

“Women, Religion and Identity in the African Diaspora,” Making Waves: An Ecumenical Feminist Journal. Toronto: Women’s Inter-Church Council, forthcoming, Summer 2002.  

 

“Mothers of the Church: Motherhood and Identity in the Toronto Spiritual Baptist Church/Madres de la Iglesia: la maternidad y la identidad en la iglesia espiritual bautista en el Toronto,” Del Caribe 39, Santiago de Cuba: Casa del Caribe, November 2002.

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Black Church Studies: An Introduction, co-author with Juan Floyd-Thomas, Stacey Floyd-Thomas, Stephen G. Ray and N. Lynne Westfield.  Abingdon Pres (forthcoming 2007)

 

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DURAN, Claudio

 last update 11/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Senior Scholar & Professor Emeritus, York University  
  • CERLAC Fellow  

 

Contact:  

Email: cduran@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests:  

Ideology, Propaganda and Argumentation in the Chilean Press.  

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

Chile

 

Special Activities:

  • will be teaching a graduate course at the University of Chile, October-December 2006

  • several upcoming conferences in Holland and Chile during 2006

 

Recent Publications:  

 

“Revisiting Emotional Arguments in the Context of Western Culture”, paper read at the OSSA (Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation) International Conference, University of Windsor, June, 2009.

 

Workshop on Approaches to Content Analysis of the Press, eight two-hours sessions. Instituto de Comunicación e Imagen, Universidad de Chile, November-December 2007.

 

“Bi-Logic and Multi-Modal Argumentation: Understanding Emotional Arguments”, paper read at the OSSA (Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation) International Conference, University of Windsor, June, 2007.

 

“Analysis of arguments in political propaganda: The case of the Chilean press 1970-1973”. Proceedings of the Sixth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation. Frans H. van Eemeren, J. Anthony Blair, Charles A. Willard, Bart Garssen (editors). Sic Sat 2007, International Center for the Study of Argumentation, Amsterdam, 2007 (pages 359-366).

 

“Edad y 14 Poemas”. La voz y la memoria. Luis A. Torres y Luciano Díaz, editores. RiL editores, Santiago, Chile, 2009.

 

La Infancia y los Exilios/Childhood and Exile, La Cita Trunca/Split Quotation, Ottawa, April, 2008 (this bilingual book involves three long poems one of which corresponds to the above book published in Chile in 2006).

 

La Infancia y los Exilios, Cuarto Propio, Santiago, Chile, 2006.

 

Recent Honors:

2008 Teaching Award, University category, Asociación de
Profesores Hispano-Canadienses.

2004 Atkinson Faculty Alumni Association Teaching Award.

 

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DURSTON, Alan

 last update08/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor, History, York University  
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact:  

2126 Vari Hall, York University

Tel: 416-736-2100 ext. 66962

Email: durston@yorku.ca

Departmental webpage

 

Research Interests:  

Latin American history and anthropology; indigenous peoples; modern and colonial Peru; Quechua language and literature; ideologies and politics of language   

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization:  

Peru

Recent Publications:  

 

"Quechua Political Literature in Early Republican Peru (1821-1876)." In History and Language in the Andes, Paul Heggarty and Adrian Pearce eds., Palgrave Macmillan. In Press.

with Jorge Urioste, "Los documentos quechuas de Chuschi." In El quipu colonial, Marco Curatola and José Carlos de la Puente eds., Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Forthcoming, 2012.

Pastoral Quechua: The History of Christian Translation in Colonial Peru, 1550-1650. University of Notre Dame Press (Notre Dame, IN), 2007.

“Apuntes para una historia de los himnos quechuas del Cuzco” [Notes on the History of the Quechua Hymns of Cuzco]. Chungara, Revista de Antropología Chilena 42:1 (2010), 147-155.

“Native-Language Literacy in Colonial Peru: The Question of Mundane Quechua Writing Revisited.” The Hispanic American Historical Review 88:1 (2008), 41-70.

“Notes on the Authorship of the Huarochirí Manuscript.” Colonial Latin American Review 16:2 (2007), 227-241.

 

Recent Honors:

SSHRC Aurora Prize for 2010, CAD $25,000 ("recognizes an outstanding new researcher who is building a reputation for exciting and original research in the social sciences or humanities")

Daniel F. Nugent Dissertation Prize for 2004, Department of Anthropology, University of Chicago (2005).

Received Fulbright Hays, National Science Foundation, and Wenner Gren grants for dissertation research, 2000-2002

Work in Progress:

“The Social History of Quechua Letters: Modern Peru, 1900-1975.” Book-length research project.

"Standard Colonial Quechua." Book chapter accepted to a volume on Iberian imperialism and language evolution in Latin America, Bruce Mannheim and Salikoko Mufwene eds., under consideration by the University of Chicago Press.

"Cristóbal Choquecasa, Francisco de Avila, and the Huarochirí Manuscript." Book chapter accepted to a volume on indigenous intellectuals in colonial Latin America, Gabriela Ramos and Yanna Yannakakis eds., under consideration by Duke University Press.

"Language, Nation, and Modernity in Peru: The Politics of Quechua Letters, 1920-1950." Book manuscript in preparation..

 

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ESPINET, Ramabai

 last update 07/02

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Full-Time Faculty, School of General Education, Seneca College  
  • CERLAC Fellow  

 

Contact:  

School of General Education
Seneca College, 1750 Finch Avenue East
North York, Ontario Canada  M2J 2X5  

Phone: (416) 491-5050 ext. 4529
Fax: (416) 533-7731
Email: ramabai.espinet@senecac.on.ca

 

Research Interests

Post-colonial studies; feminist theory; Latin American and Caribbean studies; Diasporic studies; Creative writing; African-American literature.

 

Special Activities: 

 

Recent Publications

The Swinging Bridge, Harper-Collins, 2003.  

 

"Daughters of Indenture: History, Memory, Voice", in Matikor, Rosanne Kanhai-Brunton (ed.), Toronto: Sister Vision Press, 1997.  

 

"Interview" by Frank Birbalsingh, in Indo-Caribbean Migration, Toronto: TSAR, 1997.

 

"Midnight Robbers, Borokits and Other Renegades", Modern Fiction Studies, Spring, 1998.

See "CoolWomen" profile of Ramabai.

 

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