Sessional Instructor, Department of Philosophy - Music, Ryerson University
About Sean Bellaviti
Bellaviti is an Instructor at Ryerson University. His research interests include the development of musical nationalism in Panama, genre studies, the political economy of Latin America and Caribbean popular music and dance, and folk music collections in the Americas. More recently, he has undertaken a new area of study best described as a social history of Toronto's salsa scene.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Panama, Cuba, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Canada and US
Keywords: ethnomusicology of Panama, nationalism, Canada and US Latin@ diaspora, political economy of musical performances, arts and media, cultural studies, genre studies, salsa
Ricia A. Chansky Sancinito
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
About Ricia A. Chansky Sancinito
Ricia Anne Chansky is Associate Professor of literature at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. She is editor of the new book series, Routledge Auto/Biography Studies; coeditor of the journal, a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, and of The Routledge Auto/Biography Studies Reader; and, editor of Auto/Biography Across the Americas: Transnational Themes in Life Writing and Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives. She is a Fulbright Specialist in US Studies with a focus on literature, a member of both the Executive Board of the Modern Language Association Genre Studies Forum in Life Writing and the Executive Board of the International Auto/Biography Association as well as the Chair of the Steering Committee of the International Auto/Biography Association Americas Chapter. She has ongoing projects on diasporic Caribbean literatures, transnational narratives, pedagogical autoethnography, feminist visual rhetorics, and gender and identity.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Puerto Rico, US
Keywords: diasporic Caribbean literatures, transnational narratives, pedagogical autoethnography, feminist visual rhetorics, and gender and identity.
Juanita de Barros
Professor, Department of History, McMaster University
About Juanita de Barros
My research concentrates on the 19th and 20th century Caribbean in the context of the African diaspora and the British empire. I address such topics as urban history, gender, the history of childhood, and the social history of health and medicine.
My most recent book is Reproducing the British Caribbean: Sex, Gender, and Population Politics after Slavery (http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/12613.html University of North Carolina Press, 2014). It explores ideas and policies about population growth and infant and maternal welfare in British Caribbean colonies from the nineteenth century to the 1930s.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: the Caribbean
Keywords: gender, history of health, urban history
Professor, Political Studies, University of Saskatchewan
About Kalowatie Deonandan
Her research concentrates on:
- Democracy, Mining and Development in Latin America
- Women and Mining Development
- Women and Nuclear Development
- Indigenous Women and the Mining Industry in Canada and Latin America
- Canadian foreign policy
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Latin America
Keywords: Development, Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Indigenous, Mining, Nuclear, Politics, Resource Development, Women
Associate Professor, Department of History, Carleton University
About Audra Diptee
Her research concentrates on issues related to:
- The Caribbean & Africa
- Humanitarianism & Human Rights Discourse (Caribbean)
- Childhood & Children
- Slavery & Human Trafficking
- Critical Applied History, Memory, Historical Consciousness
- Race & Racism
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: The Caribbean and Africa
Keywords: Caribbean, Africa, History of Childhood & Children, Slavery, Race Relations
Post-Doctoral Fellow, CIESAS, Mexico
About Dolores Figueroa
Generally speaking my academic interests are focused on the gender politics of indigenous movements, the political participation of indigenous women in the public realms and the subjective construction of indigenous leaders as mediators of their communities in different levels of governance.
My analytical work is located at the intersection of debates on indigenous women’s identity politics in Latin America, transnational feminism, and the politics of the adoption of human rights discourse at global and local levels. I have been interested during the last years on exploring the correlation of Indigenous women transnational activism and the proliferation of learning experiences for building leadership capacities. In particular I analyze the structure of opportunities that have forged the networking process of indigenous women at the continental level and how the political leverage of indigenous women leaders has been instrumental in its consolidation. In the context of Mexico I have been involved in process of strengthening capacities of local women leaders who want to participate in electoral and community politics alike.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Mexico, Nicaragua and transnational spaces created to consolidate Indigenous women´s regional organizations
Keywords: Gender, human rights, justice, indigenous identity politics, transnational activism and political participation
Associate Professor, International Development Studies, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia
About Gavin Fridell
Gavin Fridell is a Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor in International Development Studies at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Canada. He is the author of Coffee (2014), Alternative Trade (2013), and Fair Trade Coffee (2007). He has written numerous articles on the political economy of trade, ethical trade, and global commodities.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Latin America and the Caribbean
Keywords: Coffee, fair trade, political economy, global commodities.
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Regina
About Simon Granovsky-Larsen
His research concentrates on Guatemala’s post-conflict transition, especially in relation to ongoing political violence and the efforts of social movements to transform the country. His work is based on more than ten years of collaboration with grassroots groups and human rights defenders in Guatemala.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Guatemala
Keywords: Critical development studies, Latin American politics, Guatemala, Central America, social movements, political violence, post-conflict transitions, extractive industries