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Judith Fletcher

Greek History, Law and Literature - Dept. of History

Areas of Expertise: Classical Greek theatre; Greek and Latin literature; Women in ancient Mediterranean world

Biography:   …

519-884-0710 ext.3979

Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts

Associate Professor; Spanish

Areas of Expertise: 20th-century Latin American literature; Latin American history; Teaching methodology; Poetry; Spanish as a second language; Business Spanish; Economic dependency and the Third World; Latin Americans in exile; Latin American diaspora Memory and exile Translation


(519)884-0710 ext.2835

Jorge Heine (On leave until Jul 1/17)

Professor; CIGI Chair in Global Governance; Cross Appointment at the Balsillie School of International Affairs

Areas of Expertise: Diplomacy; South-South relations; Multilateralism; Democratic transitions; Transitional justice; Latin American and Caribbean politics and IR

Biography: Jorge Heine holds the Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, is Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and is  a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation…

Hugo De Marinis

Associate Professor (Spanish)

Areas of Expertise: Latin American literature and culture; Latin American history; Latin American contemporary politics; Memory and testimony; Journalism;

Biography: Books: …

519 - 884 - 0710 ext.2652

Chris L. Nighman

Associate Professor
Medieval and Renaissance Europe

Areas of Expertise: Medieval Europe; Renaissance Europe; Latin; Manuscript Studies; Church History; Digital Humanities

519-884-0710 ext.3134

Christopher Simpson

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise: Early Roman Empire; Worship of the Roman Emperor; Roman history under Emperors; Latin literature under Emperors; Archaeology of Roman Italy; Roman archaeology

Biography: Dr. Chris Simpson is a graduate of the Universities of Nottingham and Alberta. His areas of special interest include the archaeology of Roman Italy and the monuments, literature, and history of early imperial Rome (approximately 30 B.C. to A.D. 54). As an…

Alex Latta

Associate Professor and Chair of Global Studies

Areas of Expertise: Chile: environment, energy, resources, indigenous peoples; Environmental Citizenship; Environmental Justice; Political Ecology; Latin American Politics;

Biography: Please see the links to the left for my research interests, publications, etc.

519-884-0710 ext.3115

Paul Freston

Professor and CIGI Chair in Religion and Politics in Global Context

Areas of Expertise: Religion & global politics; Religion & globalization; Religious transnationalism from the Global South; Sociology of religion; Transformations in the Latin American religious field; Pentecostalism

Biography: Religion and Politics

226 - 772-3151

Todd Gordon

Assistant Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment

Areas of Expertise: Theories of imperialism; Global political economy and development; Canadian political economy and relations with the Global South; Canada and Latin America; Social movements and resistance; Capitalism and ecology; Marxist theory

Biography: Teaching 2013-2014 …

519.756.8228 ext.5433

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