Archive for the ‘ Dissertation ’ Category

Transnational Storytellings: Of Silences and Omissions

26th March 2012 | 0 Comments

Precarious migration within transnational families is managed by orchestrated silences and omissions. Migrant workers do not tell. They keep most of their lives in Canada to themselves in order to maintain ongoing support for their decisions to migrate every year. Canada after all this a country that is not well known to their extended kin. […]


Problematizing “Field-work”: A Seminar on Knowledge, Power and Self-reflection

26th January 2012 | 0 Comments

For me the methodology is the research…my research methodology is the first whole chapter I wrote for my dissertation… This event sounds really interesting… CERLAC presents Problematizing “Field-work” A Seminar on Knowledge, Power and Self-reflection Thursday February 16, 4 -6 PM 280A York Lanes York University Presentations: C. Susana Caxaj: “Constructions and contradictions in research […]


Shattered Families: Study in Colorlines

11th November 2011 | 0 Comments

The emotional work of community organizing

27th August 2011 | 1 Comment

Dedicated to Adriana Paz Ramirez, my “twin/gemelita” from the West Coast and amazing community organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers, BC and overall incredible woman… My heart was on fire to and from the countryside I ran away for hours into my grief Grief I hardly understand but that I carry from my ancestors as […]


Female migrant farm workers from Latin America and the Caribbean in Canada

16th August 2011 | 0 Comments

FOCAL Policy Brief: Vulnerabilities of female migrant farm workers from Latin America and the Caribbean in Canada | FR | SP April 2011 Evelyn Encalada Grez Abstract Canada’s agricultural sector has relied on temporary foreign workers from Latin America and the Caribbean for more than 40 years. Since 1999, their numbers have tripled. Most  temporary workers on farms are […]


Mi Talisman y Vamonos Pues! Organizing in the Winter

31st January 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s late and I am working, processing “the field”. I have been running around in rural Ontario in a time that I do not really recognize it. I usually do my organsing work in Canada in the summer and the fall and the rest of the time I am running around in rural Mexico. This […]


My Dream Course: Migrant Workers and Human Rights

9th January 2011 | 0 Comments

Here is an outline of my course that focuses on the Canadian context. I absolutely loved teaching it and engaging with my students and inspiring them to step out of their privileges and to think like community organisers…EVEG Migrant Workers and Human Rights Human Rights & Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, […]


Short Radio Documentary-Mexican Migrant Women in Rural Canada (with yours trully)

8th January 2011 | 0 Comments

VOCES DE LA TIERRA http://www.rcinet.ca/espagnol/cronica/cartelera/12-32_2010-11-17-voces-de-la-tierra/ por Sandra Farías 17 noviembre 2010, 12h32 El testimonio de las cosechadoras mexicanas que vienen por ocho meses a Canadá es la voz de una minoría. Madres solteras que tienen prohibido el embarazo o relacionarse con hombres durante su estadía, las mujeres migrantes son una realidad invisible dentro del programa […]


Map of Inter/national Legislations Specific to Migrant Workers in Canada

5th December 2010 | 0 Comments

This map is a work in progress and attempts to capture international law and national jurisdictions that are specific to migrant workers and their families in the Canadian context. However, key international instruments pertaining to migrant workers  have not been signed or ratified by the Canadian state. -EVEG


Rural Mexican families and circular migration to Canada through the SAWP

5th December 2010 | 0 Comments

Another document prepared specifically for HREQ 3485 Migrant Workers and Human Rights, York University: A Response to McCarty, Dawn (2008) “The Impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on Rural Children and Families in Mexico: Transnational Policy and Practice Implications” Journal of Public Child Welfare 1: 4, pp. 105 – 123. From “Mexican […]