Associate Professor, Department of Geography, York University
About Ranu Basu
Ranu Basu is Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at York University. Her research and teaching interests relate to the geographies of marginality, diversity and social justice in cities; power, space and activism; anti-imperialism and post-colonial geographies; geopolitics of subaltern cosmopolitanism, critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including critical GIS.
Her projects have explored the impacts of neoliberalization of educational restructuring in Ontario; multiculturalism in schools through questions of 'integration'; social sustainability and the meaning of public space as it relates to migrants; and politics of infrastructural provision. Her work extends internationally to Cuba and India and she is PI on a SSHRC funded project entitled: Subalterity, education and welfare cities that historically traces the geopolitical impacts of displacement on cities and schools; and the everyday politics of resistance in Havana, Toronto and Kolkata.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Cuba
Keywords: power, space and activism; anti-imperialism and post-colonial geographies; geopolitics of subaltern cosmopolitanism; critical geographies of education; and spatial methodologies including critical GIS.
Associate Professor, Department of Politics, York University
About Simone Bohn
Simone Bohn is Associate Professor of Political Science at York University. She is the co-editor of Mothers in Public and Political Life (2017), 21st Century Feminismos: Women’s Movements in Latin America and the Caribbean (2021), Mulheres Quilombolas, Políticas Públicas e Intersectionalidades [Quilombola Women, Public Policy and Intersectionalities] (2021), and Women's rights in movement. Dynamics of feminist change in Latin America and the Caribbean (forthcoming). Her articles have been published in scholarly journals, such as Politics and Government, Latin American Research Review, International Political Science Review, Journal of Latin American Politics, and Comparative Governance and Politics.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Interest: Brazil
Keywords: Politics and Government, Political parties, Latin American political development, Latin American political economy, Methodology in Political Science, Research design in Comparative Politics, Electoral behavior, Legislative politics, Women and Politics in Latin America.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, York University
About Eduardo Canel
Professor Canel's research focuses on the role that social movements, community organizations and NGOs play in shaping or resisting development agendas through contentious strategies and/or through partnerships with institutional actors. He is currently working on the growth of socio-environmental conflicts arising from the intensification of resource extraction promoted by the new development agendas of leftist governments in Latin America (neo-developmentalism and new extractivism).
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Interest: Latin America
Keywords: State-Civil society, social movements, participatory democracy
Assistant Professor, Department of Social Science, York University
About Patrick Clark
Patrick holds a PhD in Political Economy from the political science department at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is currently a sessional assistant professor in the Business and Society program at York University in Toronto, Canada. His doctoral dissertation analyzed public policies for rural development and processes of sustainable agricultural transition led by small farmer organizations and co-operatives in Ecuador during the Pink Tide government of Rafael Correa (2006-2017). Since completing his dissertation research, he has begun to research rural development and peasant livelihoods in Peru and in the future intends to do comparative historical research on the long-term impacts of the 1970s agrarian reform processes and the evolution of rural state-society relations in both countries. He is currently completing a co-authored study on the history of the Norandino Agrarian Co-operative of organic coffee, cacao and sugar producers based in Piura, northern Peru and the role of the Fair Trade movement. He is also working on several co-authored publications on the impacts of COVID-19 and rural livelihoods and informal economy in Peru as well as on “neo-developmentalism” and natural resource policy in Latin America. His research interests include “neo-developmentalism” in Latin America, comparative Latin American politics and political economy, economic sociology and anthropology and state-society relations in agriculture and rural development.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Interest: Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
Keywords: Rural development, social economy and social innovation, Ecuador, Peru, neo-structuralism/ neo-developmentalism in Latin America, comparative politics and Left political parties, state-society relations, economic sociology and anthropology.
Assistant Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University
About James Corcoran
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Mexico and Brazil
Keywords: Multi/plurilingual education; Scholarly writing for publication; Academic knowledge production; English for specific / academic purposes
Associate Professor, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University
About Alison Crosby
Alison Crosby is an Associate Professor in the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and Director of the Centre for Feminist Research at York University. Her research and publications use an anti-racist anti-colonial feminist lens to explore survivors’ multifaceted struggles for agency and subjectivity in the aftermath of militarized violence. She is currently completing a book manuscript with Professor M. Brinton Lykes on gender and reparation in Guatemala, based on four years of feminist participatory action research with Mayan women survivors of violence during the armed conflict in Guatemala, and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). And with Dr. Malathi de Alwis, she is exploring memorialization as a site of contestation in Guatemala and Sri Lanka in a project entitled The inhabitance of loss: A transnational feminist project on memorialization, funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Guatemala
Keywords: Transitional justice; gender, violence and trauma; memory and memorialization; anti-racist feminist participatory action research
Professor, Department of Humanities, York University.
About Andrea Davis
Dr. Davis's research focuses on the literary productions of Black women in the Americas. She is particularly interested in the intersections of the literatures of the Caribbean, the United States and Canada and her work encourages an intertextual cross-cultural dialogue about Black women's experiences in diaspora. She is the author of Horizon, Sea, Sound: Caribbean and African Women’s Cultural Critiques of Nation (Northwestern University Press, 2022) and co-editor with Carl E. James of Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence (Fernwood 2012).
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Jamaica, Canada, Caribbean diaspora in Canada
Keywords: Caribbean, African American and Black Canadian Literatures and Theatre, Social Histories of the African Diaspora, Black Cultural Studies; Anti-Racist Feminism; Black Youth Studies
Cristina Delgado Vintimilla
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, York University.
About Cristina Delgado Vintimilla
Cristina is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood in the Faculty of Education at York University. She is also the Pedagogista for the Ontario Centre of Excellence in Early Years and Child Care. Prior to joining York University Cristina was immersed in developing innovative and situated early childhood pedagogies at Capilano University Children centre. The Center is known in the Canadian Early Childhood context as a space for radical reconceptualization of early childhood practices and for research done at the intersection between pedagogy and the arts.
Her research interest addresses the ethical question of living well with others within pedagogical gatherings. She engages with this question by problematizing issues of subjectivity in relation to prescribed practices in education, and by unsettling pedagogies that are based in human supremacy and instrumental-managerial logics. She is interested in the intersection between pedagogy and the arts as an enabling space to rethink the project of the human. In her work as a pedagogista She is interested in the participatory and relational aspects of curriculum making, particularly, when attending to pedagogical relations as something more than child centered. She is interested in conceptualizations that engage with the life of curriculum from tangible and intangible formations.
She is currently a principal investigator in the SSHRC Insight Development Grant Developing Educational Practices and Methodologies to Enhance Young Children's Voices: Mitigating Climate Change Injustice in Andean Communities. She is also co-investigator in the SSHRC Insight Grant Trasforming Waste Pedagogies in Early Childhood Education, and in the SSHRC Partnership Development Grant Exploring Climate Change Pedagogies with Children. The SSHRC projects have a research site in Ecuador that explores what alternative pedagogies might emerged when paying attention on how ancestral relations come to matter in facing 21st century problemmatics.
Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Ecuador, Andean Region
Keywords: Pedagogy and pedagogical thought, childhood, curriculum theory, ethics for the anthropocene, pedagogical trajectories, pedagogy and the arts