Socioecologies & Economies of Migration is a collective of Latin American-born Canadian researchers, artists, and activists working together to examine Latin American migration to Canada.
We seek to address South-North human mobility through an interdisciplinary research-action method guided by principles of social justice. Using art as a knowledge transfer method, we mobilize our convergent interests in indebtedness, displacement and environmental racism to co-design meaningful research identified by the communities we work with.
Socioecologies & Economies of Latin American Migration Summer Course is a non-credit, MSVU/SSHRC-funded, FREE summer course for undergraduate and masters' students, activists, scholars, and artists with interest in the field of Latin American migrations to Canada from a social justice perspective. This 4-day course seeks to serve as a space for sharing knowledge, developing research-action projects, and building networks across disciplines and communities. It will provide a multi-model, conversational, art-based learning approach facilitated by scholars, migrant justice organizers, and ARTivists. We welcome students to join us on this journey.
The summer course runs from August 9th to 12th.
All participants who complete the summer course will receive a certificate of participation.
about the Course
The summer course is a cooperative endeavour with three core objectives:
To envision innovative methodologies and theoretical approaches to address contemporary Latin American migration to Canada.
To analyze the relationships among indebtedness, displacement, and environmental racism in the experiences of Latin American migrants to Canada.
To foster a network of scholars, students, activists and artists interested in advancing migration studies from a multi-modal and social justice standpoint.
Working together to examine Latin American migration to Canada.
Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology & Anthropology of Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax NS. She holds a Ph.D. in sociocultural anthropology at the University of Toronto with a joint degree at the School of Environment. Her research interests are related to monarch butterfly tri-national conservation dynamics exploring the connections between NAFTA’s agri-food industry, labour migration, and monarch decline.
Gloria C. Pérez-Rivera is a PhD Candidate in Anthropology at Vanderbilt University, and incoming SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her research examines financialization as a set of debt and credit relations that shapes the work and labour relations of socio-economically marginalized groups.
Assistant Professor of Sociology at Athabasca University (Alberta, Canada) and Adjunct Research Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).
Eloy Rivas-Sánchez holds a PhD in Sociology with Specialization in Political Economy from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada). He has 10 years of research experience on transnational migration, including temporary and undocumented migration to Canada, with emphasis on labour, deportability and health.
Through social art, Melanie Schambach invites the public to challenge the narratives of identity, belonging, and social change through participatory painting. As an Artivist Melanie acts against injustice and oppression by raising social and environmental awareness through creative expression.
Renaj' holds a BscH in Biology and Psychology from Acadia University (Wolfville, Canada).
He is a 3rd-year student at Mount Saint Vincent University where he majors in Sociology & Anthropology and minors in Philosophy.
He is originally from the Bahamas and immigrated to Canada in 2006 to study.
Renaj’brings a mix of tech savvy-ness and an upbeat attitude to foster student engagement.
He is our social media person!
Ana Julia is a 2nd year student at Mount Saint Vincent University (Halifax, Canada) where she majors in Psychology and minors in Neuroscience. She was born and raised in Brazil, and will soon immigrate to Canada to continue her studies in-person at the Mount. Ana will be volunteering to mainly help students with unresolved questions related to the course content.
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