ÉRIGAL 2019-2020 Dissertation support and Fieldwork Scholarships Recipients

ÉRIGAL awarded a fieldwork scholarship to Rose Chabot, a Ph.D student at the Department of Political Science at McGill University, to carry out her field work in Brazil and Argentina. Rose is interested in the impact of authoritarian legacies and the ways in which they persist in subnational governments.

ÉRIGAL awarded a fieldwork scholarship to Danielle Coenga-Oliveira, a Ph.D student in Political Science and Feminist Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal to conduct her field work in Brazil. Danielle works on international development programmes and local projects organised by the United Nations to promote gender equality; she looks at the effects of these programmes in Brazil and analyzes the mechanisms of promotion in the context of the rise of the far right.

Rubens Lima de Moraes, a Ph.D student at Concordia University received ÉRIGAL’s Dissertation Support Scholarship. In his thesis, Rubens analyses the influence of participatory committees on water management on the production of knowledge of environmental problems linked to the management of water in Brazil. He compares two Brazilian states: São Paulo and Minas Gerais.

Finally, Annabelle Dias Felix, a Ph.D student in Political Science at the Université de Montréal, received ÉRIGAL’s second Dissertation Support Scholarship. Her thesis offers a comparative analysis of so-called ‘democratic’ community policing programs between several neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Mexico City and Nezahualcoyotl (Mexico). She analyzes the impact of the invisibilization of undemocratic practices of these programmes in terms of differentiated citizens’ experiences.