February was a busy month of exciting lectures at ERIGAL, with Kevin Parthenay’s Crises en Amérique latine, les démocraties déracinées and Feminism s Fourth Wave, Feminism, Time and History, with Maxine Molyneux.
The online Workshop on the Politics of Indigenous Participatory Rights in Latin America in Comparative Perspective, a collaboration between ERIGAL, the Chair of Participation and Citizenship, the CPDS and the CRIDAQ was a success!
Congratulations to Jean-François Mayer for editing a special issue of the Bulletin of Latin American Research : Exploring the Repertoire of Strategies of Resistance to Routinised Violence in Informal Workplaces and his article : Resistance to Chronic Violence in Informal Workplaces: The Strategies of Domestic Workers in Brazil (2003–2018)
Dan Furukawa Marques publishes an article on the political experience of the landless in Brazil, based on the practical use of Merleau-Ponty’s political phenomenology as an ethnographic method in his field of investigation.
Last week took place the annual Congress of LASA, the Latin American Studies Association, online from Vancouver. This year’s theme was the global crisis, inequalities and the centrality of life. Several of ERIGAL’s faculty members participated in this central scientific activity of the Latin American academic world.
ERIGAL is proud to announce that five of its student members have been awarded SSHRC/FRQSC scholarships at the Master’s and PhD levels for the 2021-2022 competitions. We take this opportunity to introduce them and their work!
Françoise Montambeault, director of ÉRIGAL, and her colleagues Wagner Romão (UNICAMP, Brazil) and Frédéric Louault (ULB, Belgium) are editing a special issue on participatory institutions in Brazil in the Brazilian journal Caderno CRH
Congratulations to Alice Bezerra de Mello Moura (applied social sciences, UQO), Andréanne Brunet-Bélanger (political science, UdeM), Liam Dunbar (political science, Concordia) and Daniel Vasquez (political science, UdeM) who received an ÉRIGAL writing support scholarship worth $2,500 each!
Julián Durazo Hermann, professor of political science at UQÀM and ÉRIGAL member, offers some reflections as part of the event Public Art, Private Lives: Reflections on the 20th Century in Mexico and Elsewhere.