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RAVECCA, Paulo

last update 05/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • CERLAC Research Associate
  • PhD candidate, Political Science, York University

Brief Bio:

Paulo Ravecca studied Political Science at the Political Science Institute of Uruguay, later becoming a member of the faculty of that institution. After teaching Political Theory, Political Science and State and Public Policy, and working as a political scientist for some years, he did a MA in Political Science at York University. Currently, he is doing a PhD in Political Science at the same department. His research interests are wide and include critical political theory, political economy and international relations, State, public policy and development, and critical epistemology, gender and sexuality.
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Paulo Ravecca hizo la Licenciatura en Ciencia Política de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de la República (Uruguay) y la Maestría en Ciencia Política de York University (Toronto, Canadá). Actualmente en esta última cursa el PhD, también en ciencia política. Es docente del Departamento de Ciencia Política (FCCSS-UdelaR) donde dicta clases y es miembro de las áreas académicas de Estado y Políticas Públicas y Teoría Política. Su agenda de investigación abarca teoría política y pensamiento crítico, economía política y relaciones internacionales, Estado, políticas públicas y desarrollo, epistemología crítica, sexualidad y género. Paulo reside alternadamente en Montevideo y Toronto.

 

Some Recent Publications & Papers:

"Sobre la aprobación del matrimonio gay en Uruguay", Fósforo, April 2013.     

"La política de la Ciencia Política: ensayo de introspección disciplinar desde América Latina hoy" in AMERICA LATINA 9, Revista del Doctorado en Procesos Sociales y Políticos en América Latina, First Term, 2010, ARCIS University, Santiago de Chile, pages 173-210.

Political Science and Democracy in the 21st Century: A critical view at our discipline from the Americas, Paper co-authored with Antonio Torres-Ruiz, International Symposium on Political Science Today, Algiers, 15-17 May, 2012

Crítica Contemporánea. Revista de Teoría Política (Contemporary Critique. Journal of Political Theory) (peer reviewed, online; Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences, University of the Republic, Uruguay). I was invited to write the book review section for the first issue (Nov. 2011) and I wrote: Critical review of Applying Political Theory: Issues and Debates of Katherine Smits

"Triángulos rosas y negros en Montevideo. Un memorial del 'genocidio gay' ante la tolerancia integracionista uruguaya". In Juan Andrés Bresciano (Ed.) Las dimensiones de la memoria histórica en un mundo globalizado. Una aproximación interdisciplinaria, Montevideo, Cruz del Sur Ediciones, 2011, (in press). Coauthored with Diego Sempol.

"Marxism, postcolonial studies and queer theory today: economies of conceptual violence and horizons beyond the apartheid. An epistemological and political reflection" (Spanish). Talk given at the III Academic Seminar on Gender and Sexual Diversity of Uruguay organized by the Queer Academic Area Montevideo: School of Social Sciences, University of the Republic, 21 to 23 of September 2010, Montevideo, Uruguay.

“De la coyuntura a la estructura: Uso de investigación social en las políticas públicas de Uruguay durante el gobierno de Tabaré Vázquez (2005 – 2009)”, with Adolfo Garcé and Javier Gallardo, in Reforma del Estado y políticas públicas de la Administración Vázquez: acumulaciones, conflictos y desafíos, Edited by María Ester Mancebo and Pedro Narbondo. Montevideo: Ed. Fin de Siglo, 2010.

"Le conflit égalitaire : un impensé de la science politique en Amérique Latine", in Contretemps Revue Critique. Paris: July 2010.

"La política de la Ciencia Política: ensayo de introspección disciplinar desde América Latina hoy" in AMERICA LATINA 9, Revista del Doctorado en Procesos Sociales y Políticos en América Latina, First Term, 2010, ARCIS University, Santiago de Chile, pages 173-210.

“Think Tanks and Experts in the Frente Amplio’s Government (Uruguay, 2005 - 2008)”, with Adolfo Garcé and Javier Gallardo, in Think Tanks and Public Policies in Latin America, Edited by Adolfo Garcé and Gerardo Uña. Buenos Aires: CIPPEC-IDRC, 2010.

“Progressive” Government and the lgttbq Agenda: On the (Recent) Queering of Uruguay and its Limits. CERLAC Working Paper. July 2010.

Por un Uruguay sin homofobia”, Brecha Weekly, Sept. 25th 2009. 

« Des pays aux urnes. Les élections de 2009 en Uruguay », with Cécile Casen, in Amérique Latine Political Outlook, Sous la direction d’Olivier Dabène. Paris : SciencePo, Opalc, 2009.

“La lenta (¿y segura?) marcha de la “Madre de todas las reformas” en la Administración Central”, with Pedro Narbondo, in Report on Conjuncture N° 8, Political Science Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of the Republic. Montevideo: Siglo XXI, 2009.

“Gobierno «progresista» y movimientos sociales en Bolivia y Uruguay hoy” (“Progressive” government and social movements in Bolivia and Uruguay today), with Cécile Casen, in Tinkazos, Bolivian Journal of Social Sciences Nº23/24. La Paz: PIEB, 2008.

Compilation and introductory study of Repensar la Polis. Del Clientelismo al Espacio Público. Antología de Amparo Menéndez-Carrión (Rethinking the Polis. From Clientelism to Public Space. An Anthology of Amparo Menéndez-Carrión). Montevideo: Centro Latinoamericano de Economía Humana, 2007.

“Algunos apuntes sobre la capacitación y formación de los funcionarios del Estado hoy”, with María Eugenia Jung, in Transformaciones, Journal of the National Bureau for Civil Service, Año II, Nº35. Montevideo: National Bureau for Civil Service, 2007.

“¿Obedecer?, ¿protestar?, ¿hasta dónde?”, in Temas Económicos, N° 169. Río Cuarto: Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, 2007.

"Emigration, social capital and welfare access in vulnerable environments”, with Diego Hernández, in Cuadernos del CLAEH, Nº 92. Montevideo: Centro Latinoamericano de Economía Humana, 2006.

De dictadura y de después”, in Revista Relaciones, Nº 267. Montevideo: 2006.


Recent Awards:

2012 50th Anniversary PhD Award for Academic Excellence, Department of Political Science, York University

2011 The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff) Research Abroad. Award given by the Tokyo Foundation.

2010 “Verney Book Prize Award” for the best Major Research Paper in Political Science of the year. Political Science Department, York University.

2009 “Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction” – PhD level. Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University.

2008 “Graduate Fellowship for Academic Distinction” – MA level. Faculty of Graduate Studies, York University.

2008 “Honour Mention” for “«Politics» floats if «Culture» irrupts: an exercise on interpretation”. Annual Prizes in Literature, Ministry of Education and Culture (Uruguay), category of unpublished works, area of social and legal studies.

2007 Gold Medal. Award given to students with high academic average. University of the Republic, Uruguay.


Some Recent Academic Activities:

http://www.fisyp.org.ar/modules/news/article.php?storyid=577

http://www.yorku.ca/cerlac/events09-10.htm#sexuality

http://www.cebem.org/cmsfiles/publicaciones/Las_ciencias_sociales_en_el_debate_politico_boliviano.pdf

http://www.absp-cf.be/documents/Ravecca.pdf

 

 


 

 

 

RIAÑO-ALCALÁ, Pilar

last update 10/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  
  • Associate Professor, School of Social Work and Latin American Studies Program, University of British Columbia.  

 

Contact:  

2080 West Mall
Vancouver BC
Canada V6T 1Z2

Tel: (604) 827-5493
Fax: (604) 822-8656
Email: priano@interchange.ubc.ca
 

Research Interests

Historical Memory and cultural dimensions of violence; Forced migration (internal displacement and refuge); Community Based Research and Public Pedagogy; Communities, social development and public art

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Colombia, Ecuador

 

Special activities

  • Member, University of British Columbia; Latin American Curatorial Team Museum of Anthropology, MOA
  • Member, Research Advisory Committee; Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, British Columbia
  • Member, Advisory Board Columbian Studies Institute; Latin American and Caribbean Centre, Florida International Univeristy
  • Member, Advisory Board Community for the Community Based Research Capacity Building Program; British Columbia Persons with AIDS Society

Recent Honours:

  • National Mention of Honour in Social Sciences and Humanities from the Alejandro Escobar Foundation (Colombia), 2005.

  • Named Early Career Scholar, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, UBC

Recent Publications

Dwellers of Memory: Youth and Violence in Medellin, Colombia. Transaction Publications, 2010.

 

Riaño-Alcalá, P. and F. Ibanez-Carrasco. Organizing Community Based Research Knowledge Between University and Communities: Lessons Learned. Journal of Community Development, 2009. Access at: http://cdj.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/bsp041?ijkey=1fKlPcmOfAzZs0i&keytype=ref

Riaño-Alcalá, P. Journeys and Landscapes of Forced Migration: Memorializing Fear among Refugees and Internally Displaced Colombians'. Social Anthropology. 16.1 (February 2008): 1 - 18.

Riaño, P and M. Villa. Eds. Poniendo Tierra de por Medio. Migración forzada de colombianos en Colombia,Ecuador y Canadá [Forced Migration of Colombians in Colombia, Ecuador and Canada]. Medellin, Corporacion Region and University of British Columbia, 2008. 480 pages.


Sánchez, Gonzalo, Álvaro Camacho, Jesús Colorado, Pilar Gaitán, Fernán González, Absalón Machado, Iván Orozco, Jorge Restrepo, Pilar Riaño, Andrés Suarez, María V. Uribe, León Valencia and María E. Wills. Trujillo. Una Tragedia que no Cesa. Bogotá: Editorial Planeta Colombiana, 2008. 301 pages.

Guest Editor with Marie Lacroix. Special Issue on “International Social Work: Conceptual, Practice and Research Issues,” Canadian Social Work Review. March, 2008

Work in Progress:  

  • Forced Migration of Colombians.  A comparative study on Fear, Historical Memory and Public Representations in Colombia, Ecuador and Canada.  

 

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RITCH, Donovan

last update 10/10

 

Institutional affiliation:

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

 

Contact:  

York University
4700 Keele Street
York Research Tower

Phone: 416-556-3743
Email:
dritch@yorku.ca

 

 

Research Interests

Community organizations, participatory democracy, community-based development.

Donovan's research interests center on newly emerging participatory democratic institutions in Venezuela. He is particularly focused on the problem of political and social polarization, and the effects it has on the quality of democracy.

 

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

Latin America and Caribbean; Venezuela

 

Special activities

Organizing Committee Member, 2011 CERLAC Graduate Student Conference

 

Recent Awards:

Dean’s 2008-2009 Dean's Honour List, The University of Western Ontario

 

 

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ROBINSON, Danielle

  last update 11/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • CERLAC Fellow
  • Assistant Professor of Dance Studies, Department of Dance, Faculty of Fine Arts York University

 

Contact:  

Department of Dance

York University

4700 Keele St.

Toronto, Ontario

M3J 1P3

Phone: (416) 736-5137, x22282

Email: drobin@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests:

Histories of theatrical and popular dance in the United States; history of African Diasporic dance practices in the Americas; dance reconstruction; dance ethnography; and critical cultural theory.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Brazil; United States of America; African diaspora in the Americas

 

Special Activities:  

  • (2008) Curator, “Performing Diaspora,” a faculty and graduate student performance event focused on African Diaspora topics that interweaves scholarship and artistic practices with the issues of slavery, Diaspora, and memory as part of a collaboration between the Tubman Institute and Faculty of Fine Arts

  • (2007) Invited Judge, Samba Tororó Dance Contest , Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

  • (2006) Post-Performance Artist Talk with Malgorzata Nowacka, Enwave Theatre, Dancemakers Production

 

Recent Publications:

 

Roots Sambas: Collaborations and Conflicts in Dancing, Music, and Culture. With Jeff Packman and Eloisa Domenici. Accepted for publication by Africa World Press. (US)

 

“The Ugly Duckling: The Refinement of Ragtime Dancing and the Mass Marketing of Modern Social Dance,” Popular Dance and Music Matters Anthology, Eds. Sherril Dodds and Patricia Schmidt, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (35 draft pages) (2010)

 

“Performing American: Ragtime Dancing as Embodied Minstrelsy,” Dance Chronicle. 32.1. (pp. 89-126) (2009).

 

“Performing American: Ragtime Dancing as Embodied Minstrelsy.” Under review by Dance Chronicle. (Accepted for Publication).

 

“Oh, You Black Bottom!: Appropriation, Authenticity, and Opportunity in the Jazz Dance Teaching of 1920s New York.” Dance Research Journal 38 (1/2) (2006).

 

Robinson, Danielle (2002). "Swinging Out: Southern California's Lindy Revival," I See America Dancing Selected Readings, 1685-2000.  With Juliet McMains.  Maureen Needham, ed. University of Illinois Press. 

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Researching a book-length project on Brazil’s Samba de Roda and its
    embodiment of “roots,” nostalgia, and histories of slavery with
    Ethnomusicologist Dr. Jeff Packman and Dance Theorist Dr. Eloisa
    Domenici (SSHRC Standard Research Grant 2007-2010)

  • Book-length project: Modern Moves: Blackness and American Ragtime Dancing.

 

Recent Awards:

Dean’s Teaching Award for Junior Faculty, Faculty of Fine Arts, York University, 2009.

Merit Award, York University, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2008.

Merit Award, York University, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2007.

Spotlight on Fine Arts (student newspaper) Teaching Award Nomination, Faculty of Fine Arts, 2006.

 

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ROCHA, Cecilia

last update 07/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor & Director, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University 

  • Director, Centre for Studies in Food Security

  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  

Contact:  

School of Nutrition Faculty of Community Services Ryerson University 350 Victoria StreetToronto, OntarioM5B 2K3  Canada

Phone: (416) 979 5000 ext. 6009
Fax: (416) 979 –5204
Email: crocha@ryerson.ca  

 

Research Interests:

Food Security; governance; capacity building; South-South collaboration

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Brazil; Angola

 

Special Activities:

  • Coordinator, The Betinho Project, in partnership with The Stop Community Food Centre, FoodShare Toronto, and the Toronto Food Policy Council

Recent Publications:

Rocha, C. and Lessa, I. (forthcoming), "Building Capacity for Governance in Brazil". In Heinonen, T. and Drolet, J. (eds) International Social Development and Social Work. Toronto: Fernwood.

Rocha, C., Burlandy, L. and Maluf, R. (2011) Sustainable Rural Development for Food Security – Lessons from Brazil, Development Southern Africa

Lessa, I. and Rocha, C. (2011) "I am a fish; you can put me in any water, I'll swim and find my way": New immigrant women talk about food security in Toronto, Canadian Social Work Review

Lessa, I. and Rocha, C. (2011) Food Security and Gender Mainstreaming: Possibilities for Social Transformation in Brazil, International Social Work 55 (3): 337-352.

Rocha, C. (2009), “Parceria Brasil-Canadá: Construindo Capacidades em SAN” (“Brazil-Canada Partnership: Building Capacities in Food Security”). In Dubiela, A.K. and Kaminski, R. (eds.) Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional: Teoria e Prática – A Experiência da Vida Brasil (Food and Nutrition Security: Theory and Practice – The Experience of Vida Brasil). Fortaleza: LCR.

Rocha, C. (2009), “Developments in National Policies for Food and Nutrition Security in Brazil”, Development Policy Review 27 (1): 51-66.

Liberato, R. and Rocha, C. (2008) Seeds of the Valley. Video documentary, Toronto: Centre for Studies in Food Security, Ryerson University.

Roberts, W. and Rocha, C. (2008), “Belo Horizonte: The Beautiful Horizon of Community Food Sovereignty”, Alternatives International Journal, vol. 1 (3).

Rocha, C. (2007), “Food Insecurity as Market Failure: A Contribution from Economics”, Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 1(4): 5-22.

Honors:

2005 GREET Award for Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University.

Work in Progress:  

  • 2004 Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Project Implementation Grant to support the six-year (2004-2010) project “Building Capacity in Food Security in Brazil and Angola” - Principal investigator: C. Rocha

  • 2005 Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Project Implementation Grant to support the six-year (2006-2012) project “Urban Food Security and HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa” - Principal investigator: J. Crush (Queen’s University)

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ROCHLIN, Jim  

last update 15/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Professor, Political Science, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, BC  
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact:  

University of British Columbia Okanagan  2575 Johnson Road, Kelowna, BC Canada   V1W 2R6  

Phone: (250) 762-5445 ext.7388
Fax: (250) 470-6001 
Email: james.rochlin@ubc.ca

 

Research Interests

Andean security (Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia); Petroleum and Security; Mexican Security; Critical Security in Latin America

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Andean region; Mexico

 

Special activities

  • 2012-2015 Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Partnership Development Grant, "Human Security and the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement," $200,000
  • 2012-2015 UBC Hampton Grant, "Petroleum and Development in the Andes, Competing Paths to Development" $23,225
  • SSHRC, Petro Power in the Andes: Critical Security in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia, 2008-2011, $60,000

Recent Publications

 

2012 "Ethics, Security and Free Trade Agreements: The Case of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement," in Rosalind Warner, ed., Balancing Ethics and Security. Vancouver: UBC Press (forthcoming)

2012 "Still Much to Discover - Canadian Relations with Latin America in the New Millennium," in Peter McKenna, ed, Canada Looks South: Canadian Relations with Latin America (University of Toronto, accepted, forthcoming)

2012 "Security Issues and Colombia's Democratic Left," Latin American Perspectives, vol 29, #1, pp 10-37.

2011 "Colombian Labor, Globalization and a Ray of Hope," Global Labor Journal, vol 2, #3, pp.180-207.

2011 "Plan Colombia and the Revolution in Military Affairs," Review of International Affairs, March 2011, #37, pp. 715-740.

2011 "Who Said the Cold War is Over: The Political Economy of Strategic Conflict Between Venezuela and Colombia," Third World Quarterly, Vol 32, #2, 2011, pp 237-260

2011 "Development, the Environment and Ecuador's Oil Patch The Context and Nuances of the Case Against Texaco," Journal of Third World Studies, vol 28, #2, pp 11-40.

“Plan Colombia and The Revolution in Military Affairs” 2010, Review of International Studies

Social Forces and the Revolution in Military Affairs: the Cases of Mexico and Colombia (New York and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

“Latin America’s Left Turn and the New Strategic Landscape: The case of Bolivia.” Third World Quarterly 28, #7 (2007).

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Book: Petro Power in the Andes: Competing Paths to Development and Security (Lynne Rienner Publishers, 300 pages approx.)

 

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ROMAN, Richard 

last update 13/02

 

Institutional affiliation:

  • Professor (Retired), Department of Sociology, University of Toronto  
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  

Contact:  

280 Simcoe Street Suite 801 Toronto, ON M5T 2Y5 

Phone: (416) 586-0915
Email: droman@rogers.com

 

Research Interests

Mexican working class and unions;  NAFTA and labour; social and political change in Mexico

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Mexico

Special activities:

  • Organizer of conference on "NAFTA and the Future of North America: Trilateral Perspectives on Governance, Economic Development, and Labour," Toronto, February 7, 2005.  Conference sponsored by the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Canadian Studies Program at University College, University of Toronto, and CERLAC

Recent Publications:

Continental Crucible: Big Business, Workers and Unions in the Transformation of North America. Toronto: Fernwood. (forthcoming, April 2013) [with Edur Velasco Arregui].

"When the Cactus Blooms: Acentury of strikes in Mexico," Workers of the World – International Journal on Strikes and Social Conflict, Volume I, # 1 (2012), 66-92 < http://www.workeroftheworldjournal.net/images/WW_1_versao_AEL.pdf> [with Edur Velasco Arregui].

"Neoliberal Authoritarianism, the "Democratic Transition" and the Mexican Left," in The New Latin American Left: Cracks in the Empire edited by Barry Carr and Jeff Webber, 277-298. Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 2012 [with Edur Velasco Arregui].

"The New Student Rebellion and the Mexican Left: Challenging the Corporate Media and the Electoral Fraud." Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 673, August 1, 2012. <http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/673.php> [with Edur Velasco Arregui].

Roman, Richard and Edur Velasco Arregui. "The Oaxaca Commune." Socialist Register, edited by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys. (2008).

Roman, Richard and Edur Velasco Arregui."The Impact of Neoliberal Reforms and Mexican Emigration on the North American Labour Market." In Across Borders: Diverse Perspectives on Mexico, edited by Jessica Perkins and Karen Campbell. Toronto: ISC Mexico, 2007.

 

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Completing a book with Edur Velasco Arregui, UAM, Mexico, on the Mexican working class and unions.

 

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RUBENSTEIN, Anne   

last update 05/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor of History, York University  
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact:

2140 Vari Hall, York University

Phone: 416 - 736 - 5123

Email: arubenst@yorku.ca

Departmental webpage

 

Research Interests

Modern Mexico, Gender, Popular Culture

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Mexico

Honours: 

  • Dean's Award for Outstanding Research, Faculty of Arts, York University, 2002

Recent Publications:

 

(co-edited with Victor Macías-Gonzalez) Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, 2012.

"Theaters of Masculinity: Movie-Going and Male Roles in Mexico Before 1960" in Victor Macías-Gonzalez and Anne Rubenstein, eds., Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, 2012.

"La Guerra contra 'las pelonas': las mujeres modernas y sus enemigos, Ciudad de México, 1924," in G. Gano, J. Olcott, and M.K. Vaughan, eds., Género, poder y política en el México posrevolucionario. Fondo de cultura económica, 2009.

Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other Threats to the Nation: A Political History of Comic Books in Mexico. Duke University Press, 1998 (reprinted 2000). Read the review in The American Historical Review

Work in Progress:  

Going to the Movies in Mexico: Cultural Politics in the Post-Revolutionary Era. Duke University Press, under contract (publication expected 2013).

"Pedro Infante" in Eric Zolov, ed., Icons of Mexico ABC-CLIO Press (publication expected 2013.).

(co-edited with David Sheinen) Sports in Latin American History. To include a co-authored introduction and an article by me ("Your Grandmother Played Left Wing: Nation, Gender, and Time in the History of Angel Zárraga's Painting Las futbolistas.")

(co-authored with Lisa Munro) "The Making of Tarzan and the Green Goddess, Starring Mayan Rebels, British Novelists, Gringo Anthropologists, Foreign Film Crews, Local Businessmen and a Transnational Cast of Thousands," to be submitted to Tarzan at 100, edited by Bill Beezley.

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RUDAKOFF, Judith   

last update 07/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Professor, Theatre Department, York University  
  • CERLAC Fellow  
  • Fellow, Winters College  

Contact:

331 Centre for Film and Theatre Theatre Department  York University, 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3  

Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 44578
Fax: (416) 736-5785
Email: rudakoff@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests

Cuban theatre/dance, South African performance, Creation of Site Specific Devised performances, First Nations/First People performance

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Cuba, South Africa, Canada

Special activities

  • Staged reading of Beautiful Little Lies (Stage Play) in Guyana on June 21 2009 at the Spectrum Celebration Festival, sponsored by Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • Presented at International Federation of Theatre Research in Lisbon , Portugal July 2009 on The Ashley Plays: Cuba, part of Common Plants project.Honorary Member of Teatro Escambray
  • Publish and edit work of Cuban writers when possible 
  • First professionally produced Canadian playwright in Cuba.
  • Fine Arts Creation Grant, SSHRC, $189,359 (see Work in Progress)
  • Principle Investigator and Artistic Director of Research/Creative Team of "Common Plants: Cross Pollinations in Hybrid Reality."   Please visit the Common Plants website at www.yorku.ca/gardens/

Honours: 

  • Elliott Hayes Prize in Dramaturgy

Recent Publications:

(Editor) TRANS(per)FORMING Nina Arsenault An Unreasonable Body of Work, Intellect, 2012.

Between the Lines: The Process of Dramaturgy, Playwrights Canada Press, 2002.

"Why Did the Chicken Cross the Cultural Divide: Mumbo Jumbo in Cape Town", The Drama Review, Spring 2004.

 

Work in Progress:  

  • "Common Plants: Cross Pollinations in Hybrid Reality" an international two-year transcultural multimedia Fine Arts/Creation project funded by SSHRC.

Website:  http://www.yorku.ca/gardens/html/

Blog: http://jrudakoff.livejournal.com/

 See the article on Judith Rudakoff in the 2000 Newsletter

Coverage of Judith Rudakoff in Y-File 11 March 2009 - Theatre Prof's new play is a Cuban cocktail with a twist 

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RUMMENS, Joanna (Anneke) 

last update 11/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Health Systems Research Scientist, Community Health Systems Resource Group
    Project Investigator, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, The Research Institute
    The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Director and Research Associate, CERIS-The Ontario Metropolis Centre
  • Member, Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Assistant Professor, Culture, Community and Health Studies; Women’s Mental Health
    Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Fellow, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean, York University

Contact:  

250 College Street , Room 629
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8  

Tel. (416) 535-8501 ext. 4870
Fax. (416) 979-0564
Email: anneke.rummens@utoronto.ca

 

Research Interests

Identity; Diversity; Cultural Pluralism; Immigration Issues; Mental Health and Well Being within Marginalized Populations; Children and Youth;  International Health Research; Cross-Cultural Research;  Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies,  Mixed Methods;  Medical Anthropology and Sociology; Third World Development

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Latin America and the Caribbean (especially the Dutch and French Caribbean); The Balkans; Canada.

 

Special Activities:

  • Member of the Technical Advisory Committee, Ethnic Diversity Survey, Statistics Canada and Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, 2000-2003
  • The Canadian Identities Database (CID), Designated University of Toronto Invention, 2001

 

Recent Publications

 

Ferrari, M., Tweed, S., Rummens, J.A., Skinner, H. and McVey, G. “Exploring the Feasibility, Cultural Competences, and Accessibility of Health Materials and Strategy for the Prevention of Weight-Related Problems: Are We Meeting the Needs of Immigrant Parents?” Qualitative Health Research. (accepted, forthcoming 2009)

 

Rummens, J.A. “How Are We Doing? Educational and Linguistic Integration Outcomes Among Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth in Canada. Contact, Teachers of English as a Second Language, Summer 2009

 

Rummens, J.A., Tilleczek, K., Boydell, K., and Ferguson, B. “Understanding and Addressing Early School Leaving Among Immigrant and Refugee Youth.” Why Do Students Drop Out of High School?: Narrative Studies and Social Critiques. Kate Tilleczek (ed.). Edwin Mellen Press, 2008: 75-101.

 

Tilleczek, K., Ferguson, B., Roth Edney, D., Rummens, J.A., Boydell, K. and Mueller, M. “A Critical Review of Initiatives to Redress Youth and School Disengagement. Why Do Students Drop Out of High School?: Narrative Studies and Social Critiques. Kate Tilleczek (ed.). Edwin Mellen Press, 2008: 189-206.

 

Tilleczek, K., Ferguson, B., Roth Edney, D., Rummens, J.A., and Boydell, K. “Reconsidering School Disengagement: A Sociological View from the Margins.” Why Do Students Drop Out of High School?: Narrative Studies and Social Critiques. Kate Tilleczek (ed.). Edwin Mellen Press, 2008: 3-33.

 

Mueller, M., Tilleczek, K., Rummens, J.A., and Boydell, K. “Methodological Considerations for the Study of Youth and School Disengagement.” Why Do Students Drop Out of High School?: Narrative Studies and Social Critiques. Kate Tilleczek (ed.). Edwin Mellen Press, 2008: 35-73.

Simich, L., Andermann, L., Rummens, J.A., and Ted, L. Post- Disaster Mental Distress Relief: Health Promotion and Knowledge Exchange in Partnership with a Refugee Diaspora Community. Refuge, Vol. 25. No.1, [2008: 44-54].

 

Tilleczek, K., Ferguson, B., Rummens, J.A., and Boydell, K. “How Do Youth Leave School? Current Lessons from Youth Who Know.” Education Canada (Autumn 2006: 19-22).

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Hamilton, H., Marshall, L., Rummens, J.A., Fenta, H. and Simich, L. “Immigrant Parents’ Perceptions of School Environment and Children’s Mental Health and Behaviour.” Journal of Orthopsychiatry. (ready for submission)
  • Rummens, J.A. (with Morton B., Oxman-Martinez, J., Ogilvie, L., and Armstrong, B). “Identity <=> Belonging: Canadian versus Ethnic Cultural Affiliation and Identification Patterns among Newcomer Immigrant Children in Canada.” [written]
  • Oxman-Martinez, J., Rummens, J.A., Morton B., Armstrong, R., Ogilvie, L. and Choi, Ye Ri. “Examining the Impact of Ethnic Discrimination and Social Exclusion on Visible Minority Immigrant Children’s Psychosocial Development.” [written]
  • George, A., Tran, U., Armstrong, R., Beiser, M., Ogilvie, L., Oxman-Martinez, J., and Rummens, J.A. “Factors Influencing Health Seeking Patterns and Behaviours for Immigrants in Canada.” [written]

 

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SAMUELS-DENNIS, Joan

last update 08/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, York University
  • CERLAC Fellow 

 

Contact:  

329 A, Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies - HNES Keele Campus

Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 40873  
Email:
jsdennis@yorku.ca

website

 

Research Interests:  

Dr. Samuels-Dennis is an assistant professor with the School of Nursing and the Faculty of Health Science at York University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Ryerson University and spent most of her career in public health nursing. She graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an earned doctorate in nursing with a specializing in Health Promotion. Much of her research is linked to her role as a public health nurse where she worked collaboratively with income-assisted mothers to promote theirs and their children's health and well-being. Her theoretical perspective incorporates critical social thought and the social determinants of health perspective, the stress process, and the intersectionality perspective

 

Recent Publications:   

Samuels-Dennis, J., Bailey, A., Killian, K., & Ray, S. (In Press). The mediating effects of empowerment, interpersonal conflict, and social support on the violence-PTSD process. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health.

Samuels-Dennis, J., Ford-Gilboe, M., Avison, W., Wilk, P., & Ray, S. (2010). Cumulative trauma, personal and social resources, and post-traumatic stress disorder single mothers receiving social assistance. Journal of Family Violence, 25(6), 603-617. doi:10.1007/s10896-010-9323-7

Samuels-Dennis, J. A., Ford-Gilboe, M., & Ray, S. (2010). Single Mother's adverse and traumatic experiences and post-traumatic stress symptoms. Journal of Family Violence, 25(9), On-line First. doi:10.1007/s10896-010-9337-1

 

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SCHECTER, Sandra 

last update 05/08

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Faculty of Education, York University
  • School of Women's Studies, York University  
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow 

 

Contact:  

Faculty of Education,
263 Winters College, 
York University,
4700 Keele Street 
Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3  

Tel:  (416) 736-2100 x 30730 
Email: srs@edu.yorku.ca

http://www.yorku.ca/foe/People/Faculty/ProfilesFac/index.html

 

Research Interests:  

Language and literacy acquisition and learning, language socialization, language and global processes, Latin American immigrants en el norte

 

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

Canada; Mexico; Spain; USA

 

Special Activities:  

  • Activist research: Mediating the academic literacy development of generation 1.5 students: elementary focus (SSHRC Standard).

  • Activist research: Parent Involvement as Education: The primary and middle school classroom as a site of intergenerational language learning (SSHRC strategic).

  • Collaborator, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain) - Public policy and infrastructure related to the education of Latino immigrant students.

  • Collaborator, Universidad de Sonora (Mexico) - Public policy and infrastructure related to the education of linguistic minority students.

 

Recent Publications:   

Bayley, R., & Schecter, S.R. (2007). "Doing school at home: Four Mexican immigrant families interpret texts and instructional agendas." In R. Horowitz (Ed.), Talking texts and instructional discourse (pp. 159-183). Newark, DE: International Reading Association and Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Pease Alvarez, L., & Schecter, S. R (Eds.). (2005). Learning, teaching, and community: Contributions of situated and participatory approaches to educational innovation.  Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Schecter, S.R., & Bayley, R. (2004). "Language socialization in theory and practice." International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. 17(3), 605-625. 

 

Schecter, S. R., & Cummins, J. (Eds.). (2003). Multilingual education in practice: Using diversity as a resource. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann Books.

 

Bayley, R., & Schecter, S. R. (Eds.). (2003). Language socialization in bilingual and multilingual societies. Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters.

 

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SCHILD, Veronica 

last update 08/12

 

Institutional affiliation:

  • Political Science, Western Ontario  
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow
  • Member Academic Council, Centro de Estudios sobre Democratización y Derechos Humanos, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Fellow, Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America (desiguALdades.net), Research Dimension II: Socio-Political Inequalities

 

Contact:

4148 SSC, University of Western Ontario
1151 Richmond St., Suite 2
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8  

Tel:  519-661-2111 ext.85169.
Email: vschild@julian.uwo.ca

 

Research Interests:  

International political economy, gender and development, Latin America, Feminist theory and social movements.

 

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

Latin America; Chile.

 

Honours: 

Alumna of the Year, Department of Philosophy, George Mason University, 2011

Special Activities:  

  • Member, Latin American Studies Association (LASA)
  • Member, International Political Science Association
  • Member, Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS)
  • Member, Society for Socialist Studies
  • Co-organizer with Amy Lind, of Workshop on “Feminisms in the Américas: Alternative Genealogies of Rights and Resistance”, for the XXVIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association to meet in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 11-14 2009.

Recent Publications:  

 

Schild, V. "Localizing Transnational Feminist Interventions: Gendered Social Politics and Neo-liberal Revolutions in Government." In Beyond the Merely Possible: Transnational Women's Movements Today/Mehr als nur das Machbare: Aktuelle Ansätze transnationaler Frauenbewegungspolitik, edited by Andrea Jung, Uta Ruppert, and Beatrix Schwartzer. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag (2011).

Schild, V. “Una Visión de lo Público en América Latina más allá de Metáforas Eurocentristas.” Marianne Braig and Anne Huffschmid, eds. Lo Público Como Arena de la Transformación Social, Cultural y Política? Despliegue y Fragmentación de los Espacios Públicos en las Sociedades de América Latina. Vervuert Verlag, Germany (2009).

Schild, V. “Localizing Transnational Feminist Interventions: Gendered Social Politics and Neo-liberal Revolutions in Government.” InBeyond the Merely Possible: Transnational Women’s Movements Today/Mehr als nur das Machbare: Aktuelle Ansätze transnationaler Frauenbewegungspolitik, edited by Andrea Jung, Uta Ruppert, and Beatrix Schwartzer (2009).
“Recasting `Popular’ Movements: Gender and Political Learning in Neighbourhood Organizations in Chile.” In Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Resistance, Power, and Democracy, edited by Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden, and Glen Kuecker. Rowman & Littlefield, (February 2008).

“Empowering Consumer Citizens or Governing Poor Female Subjects? The Institutionalization of ‘Self-Development’ in the Chilean Social Policy Field.” Journal of Consumer Culture 7 (2) (2007): 179-203.

Review of “The Politics of the Past in An Argentine Working-Class Neighbourhood.” By Lindsay DuBois. (University of Toronto Press, 2005) Labour/Travail (2006): 234-237.

 

Work in Progress:


Schild, V. Contradictions of Emancipation: The Women's Movement, Culture, and the State in Contemporary Chile. (In progress, Duke University Press, forthcoming)

Schild, V. "Care and Punishment in Latin America: The Spatialized, Gendered, Neoliberalization of the State" (accepted for collection edited by Nancy Postero and Mark Goodale)

Schild, V. "Feminists and the Neo-liberal Revolution in Government: A Critical Essay on Politics and the State" (article in preparation for submission to International Journal of Feminist Politics)

 

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SCHRYER, Frans J.

last update 12/07

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Full-Time Faculty, Department of Sociology & Anthropology, University of Guelph  
  • Chair of Department of Sociology & Anthropology (until June 30, 2008).
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  

 

Contact:  

Department of Sociology & Anthropology 
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario
Canada  N2B 3M2  

Tel: 519 – 824-4120 ext 56527
Fax: (519) 837-9561
Email: fschryer@uoguelph.ca

 

Research Interests:  

The relationship between ethnicity and class in Mexico, Indigenous population of Mexico, Rural Mexico, Local level politics and land tenure, Transnational workers

 

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

Mesoamerica, Mexico (regions of Huasteca and Alto Balsas, Guerrero)

 

Recent Publications:  

 

"Lengua, trabajo y migración" Regiones (suplemento de antropologia) 30 (10 de Julio) (2007): 9-12.

 

Farming in a Global economy: A case study of Dutch immigrant farmers in Canada. Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006.

 

“Multiple hierarchies and the duplex nature of groups”, Journal of The Royal Anthropological Institute 7:4, December 2001, pp.705-721.

 

Work in Progress:  

 

  • Impact of globalization on the Nahuas of the Alto Balsas region in Guerrero, Mexico.

 

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SCHUGURENSKY, Daniel

last update 12/07

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • 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

  • Co-director, Transformative Learning Centre

  • CERLAC Fellow

 

Contact:  

OISE, University of Toronto 
Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
252 Bloor St. West
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1V6, Canada

Phone: (416) 923-6641 ext. 2356
Fax: (416) 926-4749
Email: dschugurensky@oise.utoronto.ca  
Website: 
http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/research/edu20/home.html

 

Research Interests:

  • political economy of adult education

  • popular education, citizenship learning and participatory democracy

  • relationships between educational institutions and the community

  • innovative approaches in literacy and adult basic education

  • globalization dynamics and educational reforms

  • Latin American education in comparative perspective

  • civic engagement and political learning of immigrants

  • informal learning of volunteer workers

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Southern Cone

 

Special Activities

  • Organizer of conference “Learning Democracy by Doing - Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy” (Toronto, October 2008).

  • Coordinator of research projects on citizenship learning and participatory democracy, on the political participation of Latin American immigrants, on informal learning among volunteer workers, and on gentrification dynamics, among others.

  • Founding co-editor of the Interamerican Journal of Education for Democracy/Revista Interamericana de Educación para la Democracia.

 

Recent Publications:

Learning Citizenship by Practicing Democracy, ed. with Elizabeth Pinnington, Transaction Publishers, 2010.

 

Schugurensky, Daniel and Jorge Ginieniewicz. Ruptures, continuities and re-learning: The political participation of Latin Americans in Canada. Toronto: Transformative Learning Centre, 2006 (second edition 2007).

 

Schugurensky, Daniel and Josh Lerner. “La dimensión educativa de la democracia local: el caso del presupuesto participativo.” Revista Temas y Debates. 12 (August 2007).

 

“Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: les quatre défis de l’apprentissage informel.” Revue Française de Pédagogie. (Summer 2007).

 

Schugurensky, Daniel and Jorge Ginieniewicz. “La Comunidad Latinoamericana en Canada: Algunos Desafios Pendientes.” Revista Diálogos 3 (Verano 2007). Also published in English as “The Latin American Community in Canada: Some Pending Challenges.” Diálogos Magazine, (3) Summer 2007.

 

Schugurensky, Daniel, Fiona Duguid and Karsten Mündel. “Learning to Build Sustainable Communities through Volunteer Work in Urban and Rural Settings: Insights from Four Case Studies.” In Learning in Community. Proceedings of the Joint International Conference of the Adult Education Research Conference (AERC) and the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE), edited by Laura Servage and Tara Fenwick. Halifax, June 2007.

 

“The heteronomous university and the question of social justice: in search of a new social contract.” World Studies in Education 8 (1) (2007): 51-72.

 

Review of “Exiliados, emigrados y retornados: Chilenos en América y Europa 1973-2004.” edited by José del Pozo (RIL Editores, 2006, Santiago de Chile, 211 pp). Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS), 32  (63) (2007): 241-244.

 

Schugurensky, Daniel and Josh Lerner. “Who Learns What in Participatory Democracy? Participatory Budgeting in Rosario, Argentina.” In Democratic Practices as Learning Opportunities, edited by Ruud van der Veen, Danny Wildemeersch, Janet Youngblood & Victoria Marsick. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2007.

 

“The learning society in Canada and the US.” In New Society Models for a New Millennium. The learning society in Europe and beyond, edited by Michael Kuhn. New York: Peter Lang, 2007.

 

 and J. Ginieniewicz. “La educación informal de los inmigrantes latinoamericanos en Canadá: Una mirada a los aprendizajes cívicos y políticos.” In Perspectivas críticas desde el siglo XXI sobre la educación en Argentina y Canadá, edited by S. Llomovate and J. Naidorf. Buenos Aires: Gráfica-G.Press, 2006.

 

 “The political economy of higher education in the time of global markets: whither the social responsibility of the university?” In The University, State and Market: The Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas, edited by Robert A. Rhoads and Carlos A. Torres. Stanford University Press: California, 2006.

 

“This is our school of citizenship: Informal learning in local democracy.” In Learning in Hidden Places: The Informal Education Reader, edited by Z. Bekerman, N. Burbules and D. Silberman. Peter Lang: New York, 2006.

 

Schugurensky, Daniel, Karsten Mundel and Fiona Duguid. “Learning from each other: housing cooperative members' acquisition of skills, knowledge, attitudes and values.” Cooperative Housing Journal (Fall 2006): 2-15.

 

“Preface: The difficult task of learning democratic practices through partisan politics in times of plutocracies.” In Learning Democratic Practices: Political Parties, Media, and American Political Development, edited by Janet Youngblood. Cambridge: Scholars Press, 2006.

 

What is the 'Learning Society'?: An analysis of the North American debate, in Michael Kuhn and Ronald Sultana (eds.). The Learning Society around the world. Euronet. Forthcoming 2006.

 

Informal civic learning through engagement in local democracy: The case of the Seniors' Task Force of Toronto's Healthy City Project (with John P. Myers). In Katherine Church and Eric Shragge (Eds.), Informal Learning and Social Transformation (forthcoming).

 

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SHAMSIE, Yasmine 

last update 04/12

 

Institutional affiliation:    

  • Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Visting Scholar, Trinity University, Washington D.C. (2006-2007)
  • CERLAC Fellow

Contact:  

Wilfrid Laurier University Department of Political Science Waterloo Ontario N2L 3C5

Phone: (519) 884-0710 ext. 2937

Email: yshamsie@wlu.ca

 

Research Interests

Political Economy of Development in Latin America & the Third World; Democracy promotion in Haiti; post-conflict reconstruction and peacebuilding in Haiti; Inter-American affairs: the Organization of American States.  

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Central America and the Caribbean (Haiti).

 

Recent Publications

2012 Applying the Security-Development Nexus in Haiti: What has been Obscured and Prioritized? Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, Special Issue on Haiti. Vol 6, no. 3.

2012 "Canadian Assistance to Haiti: Some Sobering Snags in a Fragile State Approach" Peter McKenna (ed.) Canada Looks South: In Search of an Americas Policy, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012.

2011 "Time for a "High-Road" Approach to EPZ Development in Haiti" Commissioned by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, New York, January.

2011 "Quelle stratégie de développement pour Haïti?" in Haiti aujourd'hui, Haiti demain. A. Martinez, P. Beaudet, S. Baranyi (eds.) Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press.

2010 "Starting from the Ground Up: Engagement in Haiti's Agricultural Sector" Commissioned by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, New York, December.

2010. "Canadian Re-engagement in Latin America: Missing the Mark Again" with Ricardo Grinspun in Empire's Apprentice: Canada in Latin America, NACLA Report on the Americas, New York. May/June 2010.

2009. “Haiti: Economic Development on the margins of the global periphery”. Eds. Andrew Cooper and Jorge Heine, Which Way for Latin America? Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization, United Nations University Press

2009 “Missed Opportunities: Canada’s Re-engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean” with Ricardo Grinspun, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

2009 “Export Processing Zones: The Purported Glimmer in Haiti’s Development Murk,” Review of International Political Economy, 16:4 October, 649–672

2009 Ignoring rural Haiti is a recipe for failure/ On court à l’échec si le monde rural en Haïti est ignoré, FOCALPOINT : Canada’s Spotlight on the Americas, Vol. 8, no. 2, March

2008 “Canadian Efforts to Build Democracy in Haiti: Some Reflections for the Coming Years” Canadian Foreign Policy, Vol. 14, Issue 3, Fall

2008 “Haiti: Appraising Two Rounds of Peacebuilding Using a Poverty Reduction Lens” Civil Wars, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 415-432

2008 International Fact Finding Mission on the Right to Food in Haiti. International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development/ Rights and Democracy, Montreal, November

2008 “Economic Perspectives for Haiti in the Medium Term” Commissioned by the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, New York, for the United Nations Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), August

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SHIPLEY, Tyler 

last update 01/13

 

Institutional affiliation:    

  • PhD (ABD), Political Science, York University
  • CERLAC Research Associate

Contact:  

Email: TSHIPLEY@YORKU.CA

 

Research Interests

Canadian imperialism (with focus on Honduras), labour and globalization (with focus on North and Central America), political economy of NAFTA zone, Central America history and politics, Marxist and postcolonial theory, social movements and resistance in Latin America. Dissertation title: "A New Canadian Imperialism: Challenging Canadian Foreign Policy Mythologies in Honduras and Beyond"

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Honduras, Canada, Mexico and regional specializations in NAFTA zone and Central America

 

Honors & Awards:

Twice nominated for Ian Greene Award for Teaching Excellence, York University, 2011, 2012

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2007-2010

York University PhD Entrance Scholarship, 2006

Anne Morton Medal for Outstanding M.A. Graduate in History, University of Manitoba, 2006

Recent Publications

Shipley, Tyler. "Left Solidarity in Post-Coup Honduras," Upside Down World, September 26, 2012.

Shipley, Tyler. "Soccer, Imperialism, and Resistance in Honduras," Left Hook, June 7, 2012.

Shipley, Tyler. "Harper in Honduras: Left Solidarity and the Future of Coup Resistance," The Bullet, No. 538, August 25, 2011.

Review of Bruno Gulli “Earthly Plenitudes: A Study on Sovereignty and Labor,” Labour/Le Travail, Vol 66, Fall/Automne 2010.

Shipley, Tyler. "Currency Wars: Oil, Iraq and the Future of U.S. Hegemony" in Studies in Political Economy 79, Spring 2007.

 

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SILVA, Marta

last update 06/11

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • PhD candidate, Social Anthropology, York University  

  • CERLAC Research Associate  

 

Contact: 


Email: mcsilva@yorku.ca
 

Research Interests: 

Indigenous activism through film production in Brazil and Canada; contemporary transnational indigenous social movements; the use of new media technologies in contemporary forms of cosmopolitic action

 

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

Brazil, Canada

 

Special Activities:

Coordinator of the Brazilian Studies Seminar (2010-2011)

Member of the organizing committee for the International Graduate Student Research Conference on Latin America and the Caribbean (2011)

Work in Progress: 

"Le regard des peuples autochtones: activisme ethnique et production audiovisuelle en Mato Grosso do Sul". In: Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec - numéro thématique sur le cinéma autochtone- septembre 2011

 

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SIMMONS, Alan B. 

last update 04/13

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, York University
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact:  

819 YRT York University 4700 Keele Street Toronto, Ontario Canada M3J 1P3  

Phone: 519 767-1651
Fax: 519 767-0657

Email: asimmons@yorku.ca

Websites: Sociology, IDS, CRS

 

Research Interests

International migration; Refugee movements; Central America and Caribbean; Canadian immigration policy.

 

Special activities:

  • 2009-10: Visiting Scholar, Migration and Ethnic Relations Program and Graduate Program in Sociology, University of Western Ontario
  • Chair of Sociology Department, 2002-2004
  • Member, Committee on Population and Development, Can. Fed. of Demography  
  • Member, Council of the International Union for the Sc. Study of Population
  • Editorial Board, International Migration

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

The Americas broadly; with a focus on migrations affecting Central America and the Caribbean.

Recent Publications

"Changing Canadian Immigration and Foreign Worker Programs Implications for Social Cohesion." Lorne Tepperman and Angela Kalyta (eds.). Reading Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2012.

"Population Growth: From Fast Growth to Possible Decline." Chapter 1 in Barry Edmonston and Eric Fong (eds.), The Changing Canadian Population. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2011, pp. 23-40.

Immigration and Canada: Global and Transnational Perspectives (Canadian Scholars' Press, Inc. 2010)

"Home and Heart: Identity Politics Among 'Latino' Youths in Toronto", CERLAC/HDC Discussion Paper, with Luis Carillos, January 2009

"The Remittance Sending Practices of Haitians and Jamaicans in Canada", CERLAC Report, with Dwaine Plaza and Victor Piché. October 2005.

"Teaching migration and globalization”, with Victor Piché, Genus 58:3-4, December 2002, pp. 109-134.

“Mondialisation et migration internationale: tendance, interrogations et models théoriques”, Cahiers québecois de démographie 31:1, Spring 2002, pp. 7-33.

Journeys of Fear: Guatemalan Refugee Return and National Transformation, with Liisa North (eds.), Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1999.  

Work in Progress:

  • "Forced Migration in Latin America." This is a research review being completed by myself and William Payne for a network project with Latin American collaborators.
  • "Barrils of love: gifts and other remittance practices of Jamaicans in Canada." This is the working title of a paper in progress with Dwaine Plaza for journal publication.
  • "Transnational alumni Associations: An examination of Caribbean-Canadian institutions and practices." This is the working title of a paper in progress with Dwaine Plaza for journal publication.
  • Northern Latinos: Salvadoreans and Guatemalans in Toronto. This is the working title of a book currently under preparation jointly with Jean Turner, University of Guelph, summarizing the findings from our joint SSHRC funded project on this topic, some of which has in published in articles.
 

See the Profile on Alan Simmons in CERLAC Review #29.

See Celebrating Alan Simmons' retirement… and on-going involvement

 

 

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SINGH, Mina

last update 08/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Health - School of Nursing, York University
  • Coordinator, Program Evaluation Unit York Institute for Health Research   
  • CERLAC Fellow  

 

Contact:

326, HNES Keele Campus

Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 66439

Email: minsingh@yorku.ca

website

 

Research Interests:

Statistics; quantitative methods; program evaluation; accountability in education and practice; curriculum development and design; community development; mental health nursing; community health nursing; international development in nursing education

Recent Publications

Singh, M., Prescod, C., & Radner, J. (in press). A community of practice model for social inclusion: An evaluation. International Journal of Diversity In Organisations, Communities and Nations.

Singh, M., & Sochan, A. (in press). From roadmap to destination – Policy recommendations for credentialing internationally educated nurses. International Review Journal in Nursing.

Linton, A., Singh, M., Turbow, D. et al. (2009), Street Youth in Toronto, Canada: An Investigation of Demographic Predictors of HIV Status Among Street Youth Who Access Preventive Health and Social Services. Journal of HIV/AIDS & Social Services, 8(4) 375 — 396.

Singh, M., & Sochan, A. (2009). Authentic globalism in nursing: Do we interconnect? Canadian Association of International Nursing Newsletter, 1 (1), 7-9.

 

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SMALLER, Harry J. 

last update 11/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Associate Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, York University   
  • Former Coordinator, Graduate Diploma Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 
  • CERLAC Fellow  

Contact:

Faculty of Education,  York University  4700 Keele Street  Toronto, Canada  M3J 1P3
Email: hsmaller@edu.yorku.ca

 

Research Interests:

Teachers' work, teachers' unions; school culture; history of state schooling

Country or Region(s) of Specialization:

Canada, United States

Special activities

  • Education linkage projects with Nicaragua 

Recent Publications

Reflections on a Decade of Research on Canadian Teachers’ Work and Learning (with Paul Tarc), in Learning/Work: Turning Work and Lifelong Learning Inside Out, Linda Cooper and Shirley Walters (eds.). Capetown, South Africa: HSRC Press (2009).

‘Soldiers in the front line of battle’: International Teacher Unions, the World Confederation of Organisations of the Teaching Profession, and the Cold War. History of Education Review 38/2, 2009.

Neoliberalism and Education in Canada (with Adam Davidson-Harden, Larry Kuehn and Daniel Shugurensky). In The Rich World and the Impoverishment of Education: Diminishing Democracy, Equity and Workers’ Rights, Dave Hill (ed). London: Routledge (2008).

Beyond PD Days: Teachers’ Work and Learning in Canada (with Fab Antonelli, Rosemary Clark, David Livingstone, Katina Pollock, Jim Strachan and Paul Tarc). Toronto: OTF and OISE/UofT, 2007.

Moving beyond institutional boundaries in inner-city teacher preparation, in Innovations in urban teacher education and teaching, R.P.Solomon & D.Sekayi (eds.). Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2006).

Gender and Class: State Formation and Schooling Reform in 1880s Toronto, in New Directions in Women's History in Honour of Alison Prentice, E.M. Smythe and P. Bourne (eds.). Vancouver: Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme (2006).

Eight Images.  Pedagogica Historica 40/3, 2005. 

Teacher Informal Learning and Teacher Knowledge: Theory, Practice, and Policy.  In International Handbook on Educational Policy, Nina Bascia, Alister Cumming, Amanda Datnow, Ken Leithwood and David Livingstone (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, 2005. 

Teacher Unions, (Neo)Liberalism and the State: The Perth County Conspiracy of 1885. Pedagogica Historica 40/1-2, 2004.

Work in Progress:

  • Directing a national research project examining material and social conditions of teachers’ work in Canada.  

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SOARES, Judith  

  last update 07/09

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Senior Lecturer and Head, Women and Development Unit, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill  
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow 

 

Contact:  

Pinelands, St. Michael, Barbados  

 

Phone: (246) 430-1130

Fax: (246) 426-3006
Email: jsoares@uwichill.edu.bb

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Caribbean (Anglophone)

 

Research Interests

Religion as ideology, religion and politics, religion and women women and development, poverty, development studies, theory  

 

Recent Publications:

With Vivette Jennings (eds.) Theologising Women: Speaking across Traditions. Barbados: Women and Development Unit, The University of the West Indies Open Campus, 2009. 56pp.

 

With Michael Thomas, “Leveraging ICTs for Open and Distance Learning in Non-Formal Education for Caribbean Women: The Case of St. Vincent and the Grenadines”, Special Issue, Educacion Superior y Sociedad Vol.14, No. 2, 2009. pp. 109-124.

 

With Michael Thomas, “Increasing Public Access to University Qualifications: Evolution of the Open Campus of The University of the West Indies”, The International Review of Research on Open and Distance Learning, 10th Anniversary Issue, Vol. 10, No.1, 2009. 30pp.

 

“A Future for Liberation Theology?” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 20:4, December, 2008. pp. 480-486.

 

“Religion and Poverty in the Caribbean”, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 20:2, April 2008. pp. 226-234.

 

With Howard Fergus and Lennox Bernard. Breaking Down the Walls: An Evolution of the Extra-Mural Department of The University of the West Indies, 1947-2000. Jamaica: UWI School of Continuing Studies, 2007. 284pp.

 

Work in Progress:

  • Profiles of Jamaican Jewish Women.  

 

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SWITZER, Michelle  

  last update 01/13

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Ph.D. Candidate Department of Social Anthropology, York University
  • CERLAC Research Associate

 

Contact:  

Dept. of Social Anthropology Vari Hall • York University • 4700 Keele St. Toronto • ON • M3J 1P3
Email: mswitzer@yorku.ca

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Latin America, Uruguay

Research Interests

Social Anthropology, Political Ecology, Development, Territoriality, Political Mobilization

Dissertation title (tentative): Plantations are not Forests: The Cultural Politics of the Timber and Pulp Industry in Uruguay  

 

Conference Presentations:

"Nature, Political Subjectivity, and the Forestry/Pulp Mill Complex in Uruguay." Latin American Studies Association. San Francisco, USA, 22 – 26 May 2012.

"Environmentalism and the Forestry Industry in Soriano, Uruguay." International Geographical Union. Santiago de Chile, Chile, 14 – 18 Nov. 2011.

"Friction on the Frontier: The Botnia Pulp Mill Dispute on the Argentina-Uruguay Border." Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Montreal, QC, 1 - 4 Jun. 2010.

"Frontier Ecologies: The Botnia Pulp Mill Dispute on the Uruguayan-Argentinean Border." American Association of Geographers. Washington D.C. 14 – 18 Apr. 2010.

"Frontier Fieldwork: Challenges of Working on the Border." Playing the Field: Social Anthropology Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. Toronto, ON, 21 Nov. 2009.

"Memories of La Violencia: San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala." CERLAC Graduate Conference. Toronto,ON. 8 -9 Nov. 2008.

Honours & Awards:

  • 2011-2012 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2012 LASA Conference Scholarship
  • 2008 – 2009 York University Entrance Scholarship
  • 2003 – 2005 Queen's Graduate Award
  • 2003 – 2005 Award of Merit, Department of Geography

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SZABLOWSKI, David  

  last update 05/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Assistant Professor, Law & Society Program, York University  
  • CERLAC Fellow 

Contact:  

S 738 Ross Building
York University 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario Canada M3J 1P3  

Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77814

Fax:  (416) 736-5615
Email: davidsz@yorku.ca

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Andean Region

Research Interests

Law & Globalization, regulation and governance, sustainable development, natural resource management, indigenous rights, public participation, legal and democratic theory, extractive industries, project finance.  

 

Special Activities:

2012-2015 "Developing a partnership on Extractive Industry Governance and related knowledge mobilization" SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, $199,991(applicant/principle investigator).

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.

"Operationalizing Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in the Extractive Industry Sector? Examining the Challenges of a Negotiated Model of Justice" Canadian Journal of Development Studies 30.1-2 (2010): 111-130.

"Engaging Indigeneity in Development Policy" Development Policy Review 26.4 (2008): 483-500 (co-authored with M. Marschke & P. Vandergeest).

Transnational Law and Local Struggles: Mining, Communities and the World Bank. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007.

Marschke, Melissa, David Szablowsk, and Peter Vandergeest "2007 Indigenous Peoples Scoping Exercise." Rural Poverty and Environment Program Working Paper No. 21. Ottawa: IDRC, 2007.

“Developing Institutions for Corporate and Community Engagement in the Mining Sector” In Community Rights and Corporate Responsibilities, edited by T. Clark, L. North, and V. Patroni. Toronto: Between the Lines Publishing, 2006.

"Who Defines Displacement? The Operation of the World Bank Involuntary Resettlement Policy," In Development's Displacements, edited by, P. Vandergeest, P. Idahosa, and P. Bose.  Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006. 

Szablowski, David.  Developing Institutions for Corporate and Community Engagement in the Mining Sector” In Community Rights and Corporate Responsibilities, edited by Clark, L. North, and V. Patroni. Toronto, Between the Lines Publishing, 2006. 

 

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TAYLOR, Patrick 

last update 11/09

 

Institutional affiliation:   

  • Associate Professor, Division of Humanities, York University 
  • Chair, Division of Humanities (2006-)
  • Director, Graduate Program in Interdisciplinary Studies (2003-2006)
  • CERLAC Fellow 

 

Contact:  

206 Vanier College 
York University, 4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON Canada M3J 1P3

Phone: (416) 736-2100 ext. 77015 
Fax: (416) 736-5737 
Email: taylorp@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests:   

Caribbean religion, literature and popular culture; Post-colonial thought.

 

 

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

Caribbean.

 

Special activities:  

 

Recent Publications:  

Taylor, Patrick, and Frederick I. Case, Eds. Enyclopedia of Caribbean Religions. Champaign: University of Illinois Press (under contract).  

 

Taylor, Patrick. “Hemchand Gossai and Nathaniel Samuel Murrell, eds., Religion, Culture and Tradition in the Caribbean.  Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 29, No. 57-58 (2004), 335-337.

 

Nation Dance: Religion, Identity and Cultural Difference in the Caribbean, editor and author of chapter: "Sheba's Song: The Bible, the Kebra Nagast and the Rastafari", Indiana University Press, 2001. 

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Encyclopaedia of Caribbean Religions (co-editor)

 

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TEICHMAN, Judith    

last update 09/11

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Professor, Div. of Social Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough & Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto  
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow 

Contact:  

The Munk Centre for Global Affairs, 1 Devonshire Place, University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario M5S 3K7 

OR

University of Toronto Scarborough 1265 Military Trail Scarborough, Ontario M1C 1A4

Phone:  (416) 946-8914 OR (416) 287-7297
Fax: (416) 287-7283
Email: judith.teichman@utoronto.ca

 

Research Interests:   

Poverty and inequality and welfare regimes in the global south, with particular reference to South Korea, Mexico and Chile and the relationship between socio economic inequality and violence in Mexico

 

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

Mexico, Argentina and Chile. 

Special activities:  

  • Connaught Research Fellow, University of Toronto, 2007

Recent Publications:  

 

"Violent Conflict and Uneven Development: The Case of Mexico." In William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya, eds. Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2012.

"The New Institutionalism and Industrial Policymaking in Chile." In Jordi Díez and Susan Franceschet, eds. Comparative Public Policy in Latin America. University of Toronto Press, forthcoming, 2012.

Social Forces and States: Poverty and Distributional Outcomes in South Korea, Chile and Mexico. Stanford University Press, 2012.

"La paradoja de la reforma de mercado exitosa en América Latina: fortalecer del rol del estado." Revista Cultura Económica. Vol. 38, Nos. 77-78, 2010: 30-45 (Argentina).

"Mexico: From Perfect Dictatorship to Imperfect Democracy." In Katie Isbester, ed. The Paradox of Democracy in Latin America. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010, pgs. 105-129.

"Chile: Democracy in a Divided Polity." In Ibid. pgs. 299-324.

"The World Bank and Policy Reform in Mexico and Argentina." In William C. Smith and Laura Gómez-Mera, eds. Markets, States and Society in Contemporary Latin America. Whiley Blackwell: Chischester, 2010. pp. 83-109. This is a revised and up-dated version of my article in Latin American Politics and Society (2004)

Competing Visions of Democracy and Development in the Era of Neoliberalism in Mexico and Chile.” International Political Science Review, Vol. 30, No. 1, 2009.

“Globilización e integración: visiones en pugna.” Nueva Sociedad, No. 214, marzo-abril 2008.

“Redistributive Conflict and Social Policy in Latin America.” World Development, Vol. 36, No. 3, March 2008.

With Richard Sandbrook, Marc Edelman and Patrick Heller: Social Democracy in the Global Periphery, Origins, Challenges, Prospects. Cambridge University Press, 2007.

“Economic Reform and Development Leadership in Latin America: Mexico and Chile” In Leadership for Development in a Globalizing Society: Challenges of Change in the Pacific Basin, edited by Dennis A. Rondinelli and John M. Heffron, 2007.

“Multilateral Lending Institutions and Transnational Policy Networks in Mexico and Chile.” Global Governance 13 (4) (October-December, 2007): 557-573.

“The Politics of Tackling Poverty and Inequality in Latin America,” In Building the Americas, edited by Michele Rioux. Brussels: Bruylant Publishers, 2007.

 

Work in Progress:

  • Current research interests include poverty and inequality and welfare regimes in the global south, with particular reference to South Korea, Mexico and Chile and the study of relationship between socio economic inequality and violence in Mexico

 

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TROTZ, D. Alissa

last update 09/11

 

Institutional affiliation: 

  • Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

  • Director, Caribbean Studies at New College, University of Toronto

  • CERLAC Associate Fellow

  • Associate Faculty, Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

  • Member, Red Thread, Guyana

 

Contact:  

New College, University of Toronto 40 Willcocks Street Toronto ON Canada M5S 1C6           

Phone: 416-978-8286
Fax: 416-946-5561
Email:
da.trotz@utoronto.ca

 

Research Interests:   

Feminist theory; feminism and transnationality; Migration and Diaspora; Gender and Nationalism; Neo-liberal restructuring and Women’s Work

 

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

Caribbean, Guyana, Caribbean diaspora

 

Special activities:

  • Member, Editorial Board, Intercultural Interventions (Position) Series (book series project, led by Professor V. Y. Mudimbe, Duke University)

  • Associate Editor, Wadabagei: A Journal of the Caribbean and its Diasporas
  • Member, Editorial Board, Social and Economic Studies (University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica)Associate Faculty, Centre for Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados

  • Co-Chair, Gender and Young Scholars Committee, Caribbean Studies Association

  • Executive Council Member and 2010 Programme Chair, Caribbean Studies Association (Barbados, May 24-28, 2010)

  • Program Chair, Caribbean Studies Association, 2010 Conference (May 24-28, Bridgetown, Barbados)

  • SSHRC Grant (2009): The Politics of Memory and Place in Guyana

 

Recent Publications:  

D. Alissa Trotz (2011). Bustling across the Canada-US border: Gender and the remapping of the Caribbean Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, 35: 59-77

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2010). Shifting the ground beneath us: Social reproduction, grassroots women’s activism and the 2005 floods in Guyana, Interventions: Journal in Postcolonial Studies, 12(1): 112-124 (reprinted in Shalini Puri, ed., 2010, The Legacies of Caribbean Radical Politics, London: Routledge)

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2010). ‘Gender, Racialization and Poverty in Guyana,’ in Sylvia Chant (ed). The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Practice, Hants” Edward Elgar Pub., pp. 655-660

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2010). Kate Quinn & Alissa Trotz (eds) Special Issue on Women and national political struggles in the Caribbean, for MaComère, 12:2

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2010). Historical Reflections on DAWN: Gita Sen interviewed by Ashwini Tambe and Alissa Trotz, for special issue of Comparative Studies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East 30(2), pp. 214-217

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2010). South-South: Interruptions & Encounters, A Conversation between Tejpal S. Ajji, Jon Soske, and D. Alissa Trotz, Small Axe (A Digital Caribbean Platform for Criticism)

 

Linda Peake & D. Alissa Trotz (2009), ‘Red Thread’s Feminism,’ In P. Ramsay, V. Harding, J. Cools & I. McLaren (eds) Blooming With the Pouis: Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum, Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, pp. 31-40 (adapted reprint)

 

D. Alissa Trotz (April 2008). "Feminisms and Feminist Issues in the South." In Companion to Development Studies (2nd ed), edited by Vandana Desai and Rob Potter. London: Hodder Arnold.

 

D. Alissa Trotz (March 2008). "Gender, Generation and Memory: Remembering a Future Caribbean," Dame Nita Barrow Annual Memorial Lecture, Working Paper #4, Centre for Gender and Development, University of the West Indies at Cave Hill.

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2007) "Red Thread: The Politics of Hope in Guyana." Race & Class, 49 (2): 71-78.

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2007) "Going global? Transnationality, Women/ Gender Studies, and lessons from the Caribbean." the inaugural issue of the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies (online journal, CGDS, University of  the West Indies), April.

 

Aaron Kamugisha & Alissa Trotz (eds), Caribbean Trajectories: 200 years on, Special Issue of Race and Class 49 (2), (October – December 2007).

 

D. Alissa Trotz (2006) ‘Rethinking Caribbean transnational connections: Conceptual itineraries’, Global Networks, 6 (1): 41-59.

 

Honors:

  • Dean's Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto (2010 - 2011)

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto (2010)

  • Award for distinguished contribution to graduate teaching, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (2007)

  • University of Toronto Students' Union/Association of Part-Time Undergraduate Students Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007)

  • Dean's Merit Award, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto (2004, 2005, & 2007)

Work in Progress:  

  • Shifting the ground beneath us: Social reproduction, grassroots women’s activism and the 2005 floods in Guyana, Interventions: Journal in Postcolonial Studies (forthcoming, Spring 2010)

  • ‘Who Does the Counting? Gender Mainstreaming, Grassroots Initiatives, and Linking Women Across Space and 'Race' in Guyana,’ in Sylvia Chant (ed). The International Handbook on Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Practice, Hants” Edward Elgar Pub. (forthcoming 2010)

  • (with Terrence Roopnaraine) ‘‘Angles of vision from the coast and hinterland’, in Anthropologies of Guayana; Cultural Spaces in Northeastern Amazonia, Stephanie W. Aleman & Neil L. Whitehead (eds) (University of Arizona Press), October 2009

  • With Kate Quinn (Institute for the Study of the Americas, UK), editor of special issue on Women and National Political Struggles in the Caribbean, for MaComère (the Journal of the Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars), for Spring 2010 D. Alissa Trotz & Terry Roopnaraine, ‘Saving Amerindians, saving ourselves: Reflections from Guyana’s coastland’, invited chapter on ‘The Guayanas’, Stephanie W. Aleman, Maria Moreno & Neil L. Whitehead (eds) (to be published University of Arizona Press)

 

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TRUMPER, Ricardo

last update 09/05

 

Institutional affiliation:  

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

 

Contact:  

3333 University Way 
Kelowna BC 
Canada V1V 1V7

Phone:  (250)807-9331
Email: ricardo.trumper@ubc.ca

 

Research Interests

Neoliberalism, Transportation, Health, Sports, Wine and Tourism, Racism

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Chile, Canada, The Okanagan

 

Recent Publications

Trumper, Ricardo, R. Hidalgo and A. Bordorf (Eds.).  Transformaciones metropolitanas y procesos territoriales.  Lecturas del Nuevo dibujo de la ciudad latinoamericana.  Santiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Serie GEOLibros 4, 2005.

 

Trumper, Ricardo and Wong, L.  “Sport Celebrities.”  In Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport, edited by D. Levinson and K. Christensen.  Great Barrington, MA:  Berkshire Publishing Group, 2005.  

 

Trumper, Ricardo, L. Aguiar, and P. Tomic.  “The Letter: Racism, Hate and Monoculturalism in a Canadian Hinterland.”  In Possibilities and Limitations: Multicultural Policies and Programmes in Canada, edited by C. James.  Halifax:  Fernwood Publishing, 2005.

 

Trumper, Ricardo,  R. Hidalgo and A. Bordorf.  “Introducción.”  In Transformaciones metropolitanas y procesos territoriales.  Lecturas del Nuevo dibujo de la ciudad latinoamericana, edited by R. Hidalgo,  R. Trumper, and A. Bordorf.  Santiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Serie GEOLibros 4 (2005).

 

Trumper, Ricardo.  “Movilidad, automovilización y neoliberalismo en Chile, 1973-2002.”  In Transformaciones metropolitanas y procesos territoriales.  Lecturas del Nuevo dibujo de la ciudad latinoamericana, edited by Hidalgo, R., Trumper, R., and Bordorf, A. Santiago: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Serie GEOLibros 4 (2005).

 

Trumper, Ricardo and P. Tomic.  “Higher Education in Chile Thirty Years After Allende: Privatization, Mass Education and Profits.”  In Democracy in Chile: The Legacy of September 11, 1973, edited by Nagy-Zekmi et al.  Sussex:  Sussex Academic Press, 2005.

 

Trumper, Ricardo and P. Tomic.  “Powerful drivers and meek passengers: On the bus in Santiago.”  Race & Class 47(1) (July 2005):  49-63. 

 

Trumper, Ricardo and P. Tomic.  “Work Hard, Play Hard:  Selling Kelowna, B.C. as Year-round Playground.”  Canadian Geographer-Geographie Canadien (48)2 (July 2005):  123-39.  

 

Work in Progress:  

  • Poder, Neoliberalismo y el Metro de Santiago (with Patricia Tomic)

  • Global Taste, Local Scripts:  The Wines of the Okanagan and the Central Valley of Chile (with Patricia Tomic and Luis Aguiar)

  • Global Standards and Local Realities:  The cleaning industry and cleaners in the 21st century neoliberal Chile (with Patricia Tomic)

 

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VELÁSQUEZ, Carlos

last update 08/12

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • PhD candidate, Political Sceince, York University
  • CERLAC Research Associate
  • Senior Researcher, FLACSO-El Salvador

Contact:  


Email: carvel76@gmail.com

 

Research Interests

Central American political economy with an emphasis on El Salvador, comparative and development politics, Latin American politics, international relations, and inequality and elite studies.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Central America, Mexico, El Salvador

 

Special Activities:

  • PhD Dissertation: "The Persistence of Oligarchic Rule in El Salvador: Neoliberal Transformation, and the Retrenchment of Privilege and Inequality in the Post-Civil War Period."
  • Co-investigator: The State in Latin America – Ruptures and Continuities

 

Recent Publications

"La Evolución del Estado en El Salvador Durante el Siglo XX: El Giro Neoliberal y las Continuidades Clasistas." In El Estado en América Latina: Continuidades y Rupturas, edited by Mabel Thwaites Rey. CLACSO Study Group Final Compilation. Buenos Aires: CLACSO, 2012. (forthcoming)

"La Matanza," "Frente Democrático Revolucionario (El Salvador)," and "Export Based Economies." In The Encyclopedia of US-Latin American Relations, edited by Thomas Leonard. New York: Routledge, 2011.

"El Estado Neoliberal en El Salvador y los Retos para el Gobierno del FMLN." Revista América Latina (Universidad ARCIS, Chile), 10 (2011): 161-202.

"El Salvador: ¿Existe Aún La Oligarquía? ¿Exiten Las '14 Familias'?" Revista Envío Digital (Universidad Centroamericana UCA, Managua), Nº 328 (Julio 2009).

 

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VIETA, Marcelo

last update 11/10

 

Institutional affiliation:  

 

Contact:  

CERLAC, 8th floor, YRT
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3


Email: vieta@yorku.ca

Website

 

Research Interests

Marcelo Vieta is a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought York University (Toronto, Canada). Since 2005, Marcelo has been researching the historical and political economic backdrop of Argentina's empresas recuperadas por sus trabajadores (worker-recuperated enterprises, or ERTs), their redesigned labour processes as workers' cooperatives, as well as workers' lived experiences of self-management. He recently completed his fieldwork with various ERTs in Argentina and will be defending his dissertation in the spring of 2011. Since 2009, Marcelo has also been a researcher in two projects with the Southern Ontario Social Economy Node: "The Social Economy and Economies of Solidarity: Emerging Initiatives from Latin America" (led by Daniel Schugurensky) and "Fair and Ethical Trade and the Local Public Procurement Policies in Canada" (led by JJ McMurtry and Darryl Reed).

Together with the Extension Program of the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at the University of Buenos Aires and several other research and activist organizations from the Americas, since 2007 Marcelo has co-organized two conferences in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the theme of the possibilities and realities of the workers' economy, attended by progressive academics, workers, and workers organizations from five continents. He also guest-edited volume 4, issue 1 of Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action on the theme of "the new cooperativism" and has recently taught a fourth year seminar in York University's Business and Society Program (Department of Social Science) entitled "Alternative Economic Firms and Organizations."

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Argentina

 

Special Activities:

 

Recent Publications

 

Marcelo Vieta, "Chapter 9: From Managed Employees to Self-Managed Workers: The Phenomenological Transformations and Social Innovations in Argentina's Worker-Recuperated Enterprises", in Alternative Work Organizations (M. Atzeni, Ed., Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, in press).

Marcelo Vieta, Manuel Larrabure, & Daniel Schugurensky, "Businesses With a Difference in Latin America: The Cases of Argentina's Worker-Recovered Enterprises and Venezuela's Socialist Production Units", in Businesses with a Difference: Balancing the Social and the Economic (J. Quarter, L. Mook, & S. Ryan, Eds., Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010, in press).

Manuel Laraburre, Marcelo Vieta, & Daniel Schugurensky, "Informal Learning in the 'New Cooperativism': Socialist Production Units (Venezuela) and Workers-Recuperated Enterprises (Argentina)" (under review).

Marcelo Vieta & Daniel Schugurensky, "Formal and Non-Formal University Programs and the Social and Solidarity Economy in Argentina" (under review).

Marcelo Vieta, "The Social Innovations of Autogestión in Argentina's Worker-Recuperated Enterprises: Cooperatively Organizing Productive Life in Hard Times", Labor Studies Journal, vol. 35, issue 4, (Sept. 2010), 295-321.

 

 

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WILKINSON, Paul F.

last update 09/11

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Full-Time Faculty, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
  • Graduate Program in Geography, FGS, York
  • Graduate Program in Disaster and Emergency Management, York
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow

Contact:  

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

Phone:  (416) 736-2100 ext. 22627
Fax:  (416) 736-5679
Email: eswilkin@yorku.ca
Website: 
www.yorku.ca/eswilkin

 

Research Interests

Tourism policy; Planning and environmental management in the Caribbean.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Caribbean, Commonwealth Caribbean.

 

Special activities:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Ontario Research Council on Leisure (2005-2007)

Awards 

J.B. Harkin Conservation Award, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS)

 

Recent Publications

 

(Forthcoming) “The Panel on the Ecological Integrity of Canada’s National Parks: Ten years later,” Special Issue on “Issues Confronting the Management of the World’s National Parks,” Journal of Tourism and Leisure Studies.

 

(Forthcoming) S. Williams, Tourism Geography: A New Synthesis (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2009), in Annals of Tourism Research.

 

2009 (With C. Weiner and M.Needham) “Hawaii’s real life marine park: Interpretation and impacts of commercial marine tourism in the Hawaiian Islands,” Current Issues in Tourism, 12, 5-6, 489-504.

 

2009 “Predictions, past and present: World and Caribbean tourism,” Special Edition on “Futures of Tourism,” Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, 41, 377-386.

 

2009 (With W. Pratiwi) “Gender and tourism in an Indonesian village.” In F. Handy and M. Bunch (eds.), Sense and Sustainability: Interdisciplinary Research in Environmental Studies. Toronto: York University, 275-292.

 

2008 “The Bahamas.” In M. Lück (ed.), Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

 

2008 “Barbados.” In M. Lück (ed.), Encyclopedia of Tourism and Recreation in Marine Environments. Wallingford, UK: CAB International.

 

 

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WITMER, Robert E.

last update 08/98

 

Institutional affiliation:  

  • Full-Time Faculty, Department of Music, York University  
  • CERLAC Associate Fellow  

Contact:  

246 Winters College
Department of Music
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M3J 1P3  

Phone: (416) 736-5186 ext. 33388
Fax: (416) 736-5321
Email: rwitmer@yorku.ca
Website

 

Research Interests

North American and Caribbean vernacular musics; Jazz studies.

 

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization

Jamaica, Canada, U.S.

 

Special activities:

  • Councillor, Society for Ethnomusicology, 1997.

Recent Publications

The JVC/ Smithsonian Folkways Video Anthology of Music and Dance of the Americas, Vol. 4: The Caribbean. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1995; Writer, A+R/sequencing.

 

Work in Progress:

  • "British Caribbean Music Cultures in the U.S. and Canada", in Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Vol. 3: The United States and Canada.

 

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ZALIK, Anna

 last update 04/12

 

Institutional affiliation:

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

 

Contact:

Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
109 Health, Nursing and Environmental Studies (HNES) Building, 4700 Keele St., Toronto Ontario,
M3J 1P3  

 

Phone: (416) 736-2100 extension 22622
Email: azalik@yorku.ca

 

Research Interests:

  • Social regulation of petroleum extraction in Nigerian Niger Delta and Mexico’s Gulf Region, political economy of the aid industry, post-coloniality.
  • Community-based monitoring of extractive industry.

 

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

  • Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa 

 

Special activities: 

  • Building Substantive Transparency: electoral process, oil revenue and democratic governance in the Niger Delta of Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. SSHRC Partnership Development Grant, Principal Investigator (received 2011)
  • Extractive Industries Research Group (York University), Collaboration with APETAC (Ecological Producers Association of Tatexco) and Santo Tomas Ecological Association (Veracruz and Tabasco States, Mexico).

 

Recent Publications:

 

(forthcoming, 2012) "Shipping the 'Next Prize': The Trade in Liquefied Natural Gas from Nigeria to Mexico" in Chris Sellers and J. Mellings (eds). Dangerous Trade: Histories of Industrial Hazard Across A Globalizing World. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. (Spanish translation forthcoming in Munoz, P. et al Volume concerning The Fishery, with support of the University of Guerrero, Mexico).

 

2011 "The Race to the Bottom and the Demise of the Landord: The Struggle over Petroleum Revenues Historically and Comparatively" in McNeish, J and O. Logan. Flammable Societies. Pluto Press.

 

2011 "Protest as Violence in Oilfields: The Contested Representation of Profiteering in Two Extractive Sites" in Feldman, Geisler and Memon Accumulating Insecurity. University of Georgia Press

 

2011 "Labeling Oil, Reconstituting Governance" in Cyril Obi and Siri Rustad (eds.). Violent Conflict in the Niger Delta. London: Zed Books.

 

2010 "Marketing and Militarizing Elections: Social Protest, Extractive Security and the De/legitimation of Civilian Transition in Nigeria and Mexico" in Philip McMichael (ed.). Contesting Development. New York: Routledge.

 

2010 (in Spanish). "Volatility and Mediation across Oilfields: The Tar Sands and the Niger Delta as Contested Sites" in Umbrales 20, Special Issue: Hidocarburos, Politica y Sociedad. CIDES Bolivia, pp 307-336.

 

2010 (with Asume Isaac Osuoka) "The Dilemmas of Global Resistance against Extractive Capital: The Oilwatch Network in Africa." CJDS Special Issue on Extractive Industry. (2009, 2nd author).

 

2010 "Oil Futures: Shell's Scenarios and the Social Constitution of the Global Oil Market." Geoforum. doi:10.1016/j.geoforum.2009.11.008. In press 2009.

 

(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.

 

2009. Forthcoming. “Oil Futures: Shell’s Scenarios and the Social Constitution of the Global Oil Market.” Geoforum. Special Issue on Peak Oil.

2009. In press. “Marketing and Militarizing Elections: Social protest, extractive security and the de/legitimation of civilian transition in Nigeria and Mexico” in Philip McMichael (ed.) Critical Struggles, Routledge.

2009. “Zones of Exclusion: Offshore Extraction and Physical Displacement in the Nigerian Delta and the Mexican Gulf.” Antipode. 41,3: 557-582.

2008. Liquefied Natural Gas and the Contradictions of Fossil Capitalism.” Monthly Review, November. Special Issue on Ecology.

2008. Sofiri Joab Peterside and .Anna Zalik. “The Commodification of Violence in the Niger Delta” in Leo Panitch and Colin Leys (eds). Violence Today: Actually Existing Barbarism. Socialist Register 2009. Merlin Press. (Co-Authored)

 

 

 

 


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