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Amelia Kiddle

Dr. Kiddle is Associate Professor of Spanish American history and the Coordinator of the Latin American Studies Program at the University of Calgary. She specializes in the political and cultural history of Mexican foreign relations. She has published articles in the Journal of Latin American Studies and Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos.  Her first monograph, Mexico?s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era, which is based upon her University of Arizona doctoral dissertation (winner of the 2010 Premio Genaro Estrada from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs) has just been published by the University of New Mexico Press. As an outgrowth of this project, she developed an interest in the Mexican oil expropriation of 1938's place in inter-American affairs.  She and her colleague in Mexico, Cecilia Zuleta recently published an anthology of newspaper articles from Latin America reacting to the expropriation (PEMEX, 2014) and they have begun work on a co-authored book tentatively titled The Mexican Oil Expropriation of 1938 in Latin American Politics and Culture, a project which is supported by an Insight Grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Kiddle received the inaugural Sir Izaak Walton Killam SSHRC Emerging Research Leader Award from the University of Calgary in 2014.

Candelaria Konrad

School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures

Christon Archer

Professor Emeritus of History

Conny Davidsen

Conny Davidsen joined the department in Fall 2006 after life and research at the University of Kiel (Germany), University of Guelph (Ontario), University of Dresden (Germany), GTZ Quito (Ecuador), GTZ Campeche (Mexico), University of Victoria (BC) and University of Cambridge (UK). Conny's research focuses on the political process behind changing environmental policies, especially from a political ecology perspective. This involves a wide range of issues from the international policy discourse on conservation and sustainable resource management to the local organization of resource use in communities, including aboriginal tenure rights. Her regional focus is on Latin America and Canada.

Denise Fay Brown

Denise Fay Brown joined the Geography Department as Asst. Professor in July 2000 in a joint appointment with the Faculty of Communication and Culture. She was brought on as the Founding Director of the Latin American Studies Program and Directed the program until 2009. She came to the University of Calgary in 1997 with a SSHRC Postdoctoral fellowship after living for 15 years in Mexico. From 1991 to 1997 she was a faculty member in the graduate program in Social Anthropology and Cultural Ecology at Mexico City's Universidad Iberoamericana. While living in Mexico, she collaborated with the University of Calgary on Latin American Studies Field Schools in Mexico through the 1980s and 1990s, and as Director of the Latin American Studies Program directed these annual Field Schools through 2009. She currently teaches in both the Latin American Studies and Geography programs, and supervises graduate students in both areas. Her research focuses on the social organization of space and cultural landscapes, with a special interest in the Maya region of Yucatan, Mexico.

Elizabeth Montes Garces

School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures & Cultures

Eugene Beaulieu

Dr. Beaulieu is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary and is Program Director, International Economics at The School of Public Policy. He completed his PhD at Columbia University in May, 1997 and began his appointment here as an Assistant Professor that summer. Before pursuing a doctorate at Columbia, he worked as economist for the Government of Kenya and the Bank of Canada. Dr. Beaulieu’s principal area of research is empirical international economics, with an emphasis on political economy, causes and consequences of international trade policy, as well as economic development. He held the PetroCanada Young Innovators Award in 1997 and the Killam Resident Fellowship in 2003. During the 2004/05 academic year, Dr. Beaulieu spent a sabbatical as the Norman Robertson Fellow at the International Trade Canada and a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Economics at Carleton University. Dr. Beaulieu sits on the editorial boards of Canadian Foreign Policy; the Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade ( and manages the on-line working paper series “Positive Political Economics” for IDEAS ( Dr. Beaulieu has served as an advisor to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and serves on the International Trade Advisory Committee at Statistics Canada.

Francisco Alaniz Uribe

Francisco Alaniz Uribe is the Co-Director of the EVDS Urban Lab and is an Assistant Professor, he was awarded the University of Calgary’s inaugural Teaching Award for Sessional Instructors, before joining the faculty ranks as a full-time educator in 2014. He received his BSc in Architecture from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Mexico), a Master in Urban Development Projects from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Master of Environmental Design (urban design) from the University of Calgary. He is a Registered Professional Planner with the Alberta Professional Planners Institute. His research focuses on health and the built environment with a strong focus on urban design and the quality of the public realm. His professional experience includes practicing as an architect and developer in Mexico and a consultant of planning and urban design in Canada.

Gabriela Alonso-Yañez

Learning and education in the context of sustainability and global change are the focus of my work. Specifically, my research focuses on understanding the factors and conditions that influence how teams produce integrated, action-oriented socioecological knowledge in a rapidly changing world. I currently teach undergraduate and graduate courses in design thinking and project-based learning, interdisciplinary research, and formative assessment. Over the last 10 years, I have participated in several collaborative research projects with multiple aims, including: to build researchers’ and organizations’ capacity for collaboration; to engage stakeholders in co-designing and co-producing solutions-oriented knowledge; and to aid teams to develop networks of mutual learning. I have a BS in psychology and completed graduate studies in Curriculum and Implementation at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. Currently, I am an assistant professor in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, Canada.

Geoffrey McCafferty

Department of Anthropology and Archaeology