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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. 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. 

Rogelio Velez Mendoza

Digital Support Rogelio is currently pursuing a Masters in History with a Concentration in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Calgary. He is from Colombia and has an undergraduate degree in journalism. Prior to coming to Calgary, he worked as a journalist in La Republica newspaper, an economic and financial newspaper in Bogota. He also did a masters in History at Universidad de Los Andes. His main topics of interest are the history of science and medicine, and book production in nineteenth-century Colombia.