RESEARCH GROUP

SARAH FONTIER
Sarah Fontier

I am a recent graduate from McGill University where I majored in political science and did a double minor in Hispanic studies and Indigenous studies. I had the pleasure to be the editor-in-chief of CLASHSA’s (Caribbean and Latin American Studies & Hispanic studies association) journal Voces from 2018 to 2020. I was also fortunate to work as a research assistant for Professor Jesús Perez-Magallón whose research focused on the 300th anniversary of the publication of the first part of Don Quijote. My job was to search through online archives of newspapers published between 1903 and 1905 and study how independantist regions of Spain (namely Cataluña, Galicia and País Vasco) responded to the national celebrations and whether the latter were perceived as propaganda efforts to unify the country. 

Fields of Interest 
Human rights (with a focus on LGBTQ+ rights and Indigenous rights)
American foreign policy in Latin America
International courts of justice
Public health, ecology and sustainability
Political movies and documentaries

Publications
Fontier, Sarah. 2020. (Forthcoming). « Monsanto’s ‘Devil Beans’: Environmental Genocide and Resistance in Argentina ». Contemporary Review of Genocide and Political Violence (McGill University Journal).