Jean François Mayer
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Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Concordia University 

My research is in the fields of comparative politics and political sociology.

The research projects and teaching activities focus on social movements and state-society relations in Latin America and the Caribbean including Brazil, Mexico and Jamaica. In particular, my research dives into: resistance strategies adopted by female workers in the informal economy to combat abuse and structural violence in their workplaces; how marginalized populations (in an urban setting) organize to demand their social and labour rights. More generally, I look at the consequences of insecurity, informality and structural violence on the daily lives of marginalized urban populations. Additionally, I examine labour markets and workers organizations in the formal economy.