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Monique Greenwood Santos

Monique Greenwood Santos holds an MA in Spanish, with a focus on Latin American cultural studies and International Development Studies from the University of Calgary. She has travelled extensively in Latin America and studied at La Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso in Chile. While at the University of Calgary, Monique worked with the Latin American Studies Program and Department of French, Italian & Spanish, and later worked with Youth Challenge International in rural Costa Rica. Following the completion of her graduate studies, Monique worked in the non-profit sector and is currently involved with Axé Capoeira Calgary, a non-profit that celebrates Brazilian culture through music, dance and capoeira. She has worked with LARC since 2012. 

Pablo Policzer, Director

LARC Director Pablo Policzer is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Calgary. A specialist in comparative politics, his research focuses on the evolution of violent conflict - especially among armed actors such as militaries, police forces, and non-state armed groups - in authoritarian and democratic regimes. He held the Canada Research Chair in Latin American Politics (2005-2015), and is a Fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, He was also an active Fellow at the Latin American Research Centre before being appointed Director in 2015. His book The Rise and Fall of Repression in Chile (Notre Dame University Press, 2009) was named a Choice Magazine "Outstanding Academic Title", and won the 2010 award for best book in Comparative Politics from the Canadian Political Science Association. He obtained his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his BA (Honours, First Class) in political science from the University of British Columbia.