- Democracy, Mining and Development in Latin America
- Women and Mining Development
- Women and Nuclear Development
- Indigenous Women and the Mining Industry in Canada and Latin America
- Canadian foreign policy
Research Grants Information
- Kalowatie Deonandan (PI), “Women, Resistance and Mining in Guatemala.” SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2016-18. Extended to 2023.
- Raywat Deonandan (PI) and Kalowatie Deonandan, “Mining the Gap: Aboriginal Women and the Mining Industry.” SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant, 2014-15.
- Kalowatie Deonandan (PI), Maureen Bourassa, Loleen Berdahl and Scott Bell, “ Establishing Social License: Women, Respect, and Stakeholder Engagement in the Nuclear Sector,” Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation, 2015-2017.
Raywat Deonandan, Kalowatie Deonandan and Brennan Fields. 2016. Mining the Gap: Aboriginal Women and the Mining Industry. SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Report. http://www.ideas-idees.ca/sites/default/files/sites/default/uploads/general/2016/2016_sshrc-ksg-deonandan_raywat.pdf
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2020. "A Rocky Relationship: Trudeau and the Progressive NGO Community." Presentation delivered at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India, March 2.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2019. “Gender and Social License to Operate in Mining Development.” Presentation delivered in the Mining and Finance Speaker Series, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario. Dec. 13.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2018. "Extractive Development in Latin America: Gender, Resistance and State Control." Escola de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, University of Lisbon, June 5.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2018. “Large Scale Resource Development in the Global South and its Gendered Implications.” Invited Presentation delivered at Bhagini Nivedita College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, February 22.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2018. “Challenges to Development within a Neoliberal Globalization Framework.” Invited Presentation delivered at PGDAV College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, February 21.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2017. “Resource Development and its Impacts on and Implications for Women and Culture in Vulnerable Contexts, “Invited paper presented at the Conference on Resource Extraction and the Rights of Women and Girls, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario, October 26-27..
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2017. “NGO’s and Anti-Mining Struggles.” Presentation delivered at the Workshop on Canada’s Past and Future in the Americas, sponsored by Carleton University, Government of Canada, IDRC and the Canadian International Council, Carleton University, March 27 and 28..
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2017. “Indigenous Women’s Anti-Mining Activism: A Gendered Analysis of the El Estor Struggle in Guatemala.” Presentation delivered at Oxfam’s workshop on Gender Justice & the Extractive Industries: Setting the Change Agenda, Whittemore House, Washington, D.C, March 23.
Kalowatie Deonandan.2013. “The Governance of Natural Resource Extraction and Multilevel Federalism: Implications for Resource Communities in Canada.” Presentation delivered at the Centre for Multilevel Federalism, Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi, India, March 19.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2013. "Neoliberal Development, Megaprojects and Community Resistance in Latin A merica." Presentation delivered at the Centre for Canadian, US and Latin American Studies, Jewaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India, March 18.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2013. “Confronting Neoliberal Development in a “Democratic” Guatemala, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN), Ahmedabad Gujarat, March 5.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2012. “India’s Search for Resources in Latin America and the Caribbean.” Presentation delivered to the Conference on Engaging India: Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology, Sponsored by the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, June 3-4.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2009. “Community Resistance and Guatemala’s Extractive Sector Development: Prospects and Challenges.” Presentation at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Extractive Industry Research Project), York University, May 20.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2009. "Development and the Extractive Industry in Guatemala: The Canadian Dimension." Presentation at the Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City, Guatemala, March.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2009. “Canadian Foreign Policy and Gold Mining in Latin America: The Case of Guatemala.” Paper presented at the Conference on Canada and the Americas: Defining Re-Engagement, sponsored by the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, the Canadian Foundation for the Americas (FOCAL), the Centre for Trade Policy Law (Carleton University/University of Ottawa), and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Ottawa, March.
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2005. “The Re-Mapping of the Americas and the Corruption Pandemic: The Case of Nicaragua.” Paper presented at the Conference on Re-mapping of the Americas: Globalisation, Regionalisation and the FTAA, University of the West Indies, St.
Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, October 19-21.
Kalowatie Deonandan . “Political Solidarity, Resistance and El Salvador’s Mining Ban.” Paper presented at the Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), May 5–8, 2022, San Francisco, USA.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “Social License to Operate: In Whose Interest?” Paper presented at the Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Vancouver, Canada, May 26-29, 2021. (Virtual Conference)
Kalowatie Deonandan, “The Role of NGOs in Canadian Foreign Policy on Extractive Industry Promotion in Latin America: From Harper to Trudeau.” Paper presented at the Congress of of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Boston, Mass. USA May 24 –27, 2019.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “The Violence Within Resource Communities.” Paper presented at the Congress of the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS), York University, Toronto, Ontario, May 10-12, 2019
Kalowatie Deonandan and Colleen Bell, “The Disciplining of Dissent in the Resource Sector and its Gendered Impacts.” Presentation delivered at the Roundtable on “Repressive Environments, Extractive Policing, Corporate Counterinsurgency, and Intercultural Resistance,” International Studies Association Conference (ISA), Toronto, March 27th - 30th, 2019, Ontario, Canada
Kalowatie Deonandan, “ Dissecting Claims Regarding ‘Social License to Operate’ in the Resource Sector.” Presentation delivered at the Prairie Political Science Association, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, September 14-18, 2018.
Kalowatie Deonandan and Colleen Bell, ““Extraction, Disciplining Dissent and Gender.” Presentation delivered (by K.Deonandan) to the pre-conference of the Canadian Women and Geography (CWAG) specialty group of the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG) and the International Geographical Union (IGU) Commission on Gender and Geography, University of Montréal, Montréal, Québec, Canada, August 4-6, 2018.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “Understanding Female Leadership in Anti-Mining Struggles in Latin America.” Paper presented at the XXXV Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Barcelona, Spain, June 22-28, 2018.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “ Leadership in Social Movements against Large Scale Mining .” Paper Presented and the American Association of Canadian Studies (ACSUS) Biennial Conference, Tuscany Hotel, Las Vegas, USA October 18-22, 2017.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “ The Impacts of the Involvement of International Civil Society Groups in Anti-mining Struggles in Latin America.” Presentation delivered at the Prairie Political Science Association, Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, September 16-17, 2017.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “NGOs and Anti-Mining Struggles: The ‘Unintended Consequences’ of Transnational Alliances in Mining Struggles in Guatemala.” Paper presented at Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Lima, Peru, April 29-May 1, 2017.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “Democratic Leadership in Anti-Mining Struggles: Guatemala’s La Puya Resistance .” Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS), Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 31-June, 2016.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “Corporate Social Responsibility and Neoliberalization: The Effectiveness of the Human Rights Impact Assessment Mechanism in the Extractive Sector in Guatemala.” Paper presented at the 23rd Biennial Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), Las Vegas, Nevada, October 14-17, 2015.
Kalowatie Deonandan, “ Supporting Mining Investments in Latin America: The Imperial Turn in Canadian Foreign Policy? Paper presented at International Studies Association (ISA)—Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Joint Conference, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 23rd-25th, 2014 .
Kalowatie Deonandan and Paola Ortiz Loaiza, "Guatemala’s Marlin Mine: Development For Whom?” Paper presented at International Studies Association (ISA)—Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Joint Conference, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 23rd-25th, 2014 .
Teaching & Supervision
Current MA Candidates
Nana Yaa Boapeah
Completed MA Candidates
Mariana Rosa da Martins (MA 2019)
Nafisa Adomaa Twumwaa (MA-2019)
Jacqueline Schoenfeld (MA-2017)
Isaac Adisah-Atta (MA-2017)
Samuel Akeampong (MA-2017)
Martin Kakra-Kouame (MA-2017)
Rebecca Tatham (MA-2016) (Thesis Nominated for Award)
Dakoda Trithara (MA-2016) (Thesis Nominated for Award)
Craig Atkinson (MA-2016)
Jennifer Morgan (MA-2016)
Ali Kiani (MA-2016)
Maria Flores (ELAP Candidate, Mexico, MA-2016)
Nelson Roque Valdes (MA 2015)
Heather Jordan (MA-2014) (Thesis received the Timlin Award)
Fahimeh Behrang (MA-2012)
Lee Todd (MA -2011)
Stacie Beeer (MA-2010)
L. Veitch (MA-2009)
Jasmine Calix (MA-2008)
Topics in International Politics 867.3
Comparative Politics 847.3
Ethics and Global Politics 460.3
International Development 402.3
International Studies 110.3
Latin America development foreign policy human rights indigenous mining nuclear politics resource development women
Education & Training
Awards & Honours
- Visiting Scholar, awarded by The Centre for Canadian, US & Latin American Studies (CCUS&LAS), Jawaharlal Nehrul University IND January 2020-April 2020
- YWCA Woman of Distinction (Research and Technology), awarded by YWCA May 2019
- J.W. George Ivany Award for Internationalization, awarded by University of Saskatchewan October 2014
- Visiting Professor, awarded by Delhi University IND April 2013-April 2013
- Scholar-in-Residence, awarded by Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IITGN) IND February 2013-March 2013
- Provost's Award for Excellence in International Teaching, awarded by University of Saskatchewan May 2012
- Associate Fellow, awarded by Centre for Research on Latin America and The Caribbean July 2009