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Kalowatie Deonandan Ph.D. Professor

Office
Arts 275

Research Area(s)

  • 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

Publications

Research Grants Information

  • Kalowatie Deonandan (PI), “Women, Resistance and Mining in Guatemala.” SSHRC Insight Development Grant, 2016-18 (extended to 2021).
  • Raywat Deonandan (PIand 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.


 Publications
Kalowatie Deonandan and Colleen Bell. 2019. "Discipline and Punish: Gendered Dimensions of Violence in Extractive Development." Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/ Revue Femme et Droit.   Vol 31(1).

Kalowatie Deonandan. 2018. "Gender in Mining Governance." (International Institute for Sustainable Development -IISD/ United Nations Development Program--UNDP).

Kalowatie Deonandan and Rebecca Tatham. 2018. “Transnational and Local Solidarities in the Struggle for Justice: Choc vs. Padilla.” In Human and Environmental Justice in  Guatemala. Stephen Henighan and  Candace Johnson, eds., Toronto: University of Toronto Press.   https://utorontopress.com/ca/human-and-environmental-justice-in-guatemala-2  

Kalowatie Deonandan, Rebecca Tatham, and Brennan Field. 2017. “Indigenous Women’s Anti-Mining Activism: A Gendered Analysis of the El Estor Struggle in Guatemala.” Gender and Development Vol. 25(3). http://www.genderanddevelopment.org/issues/25-3-natural-resource-justice

Kalowatie Deonandan and Michael Dougherty, eds.  2016. Mining in Latin America:  Critical Reflections on the New Extraction. London: Routledge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
Kalowatie Deonandan and Jennifer Morgan. 2016.“The Privatization of Human Rights: The Human Rights Impact Assessment at Goldcorp’s Marlin Mine in Guatemala.” In Mining in Latin America:  Critical Reflections on the New Extraction, in Kalowatie Deonandan and Michael Dougherty  eds. London: Routledge.
 
Kalowatie Deonandan and Rebecca Tatham. 2016.   "The Role of Women and International Non-Governmental Organizations in the Resistance to the New Extraction in Latin America: The Unexplored Dimensions."  In Mining in Latin America:  Critical Reflections on the New Extraction, in Kalowatie Deonandan and Michael Dougherty  eds. London: Routledge
 
Kalowatie Deonandan and Paola Ortiz.. 2016. "Mining, Taxes and Development: The State and the Marlin Mine."  Latin American Policy, 7(2): 288-320. 

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.  2015.  "Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Anti-Mining Movement in Guatemala:The Role of  Political Opportunities and Message Framing,"  Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies." Vol. 40, No.1.
 
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2014.  "Why Democracy and the Free Market are Good for Caudillos: The Nicaraguan Case." In Re-Mapping of the Americas, eds., Julian Rea Castro, Andy Knightand  Hamid Ghani. Aldershot, U.K: Ashgate Publishing.
 
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2013. "The Emerging Economies and Caribbean Economic Development: The Case  of Guyana?s Megaprojects." In The Contemporary Caribbean: Issues and Challenges, eds. Raymond Izarali and Priti Singh. New Delhi: Shipra Publications.
 
Kalowatie Deonandan. David Close and Gary Prevost, eds.  2007.  Revolutionary Movements to Political Parties: Case Studies from Latin America and Africa . New York: Palgrave.http://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781403980106
 
Kalowatie  Deonandan. 2007. "Guyana's PPP: From Socialism to National Democracy." In  Revolutionary Movements to Political Parties: Case Studies from  Latin America  and Africa.  Kalowatie Deonandan, David Close and Gary Prevost, eds. New York: Palgrave.
 
Kalowatie  Deonandan. 2007. "Revolutionaries to Politicians: Can the Transition Succeed?"  In  Revolutionary Movements to Political Parties: Case Studies from Latin America and Africa.  Kalowatie Deonandan, David Close and Gary Prevost, eds.. New York: Palgrave.
 
Kalowatie  Deonandan. 2006. "Re-Interpreting Canada's Response to the Helms-Burton Legislation."  In Convergence and Divergence in North America:  Canada and the United States.  Karl Froschauer,Nadine Fabbi and Susan Pell, eds. Vancouver, B.C.: Centre for Canadian Studies, Simon   Fraser University.
 
Kalowatie. Deonandan. 2005. "The Helms Burton Bill and Canada's Cuba Policy Convergences with the US," Policy and Society, Volume 24, No. 1,  Fall.
 
David Close and  Kalowatie Deonandan, eds. 2004.  Undoing Democracy: The Politics of  Electoral Caudillismo in Nicaragua .  Englewood, Co.: Lexington Books..
 
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2004. "The Assault on Pluralism."  In Undoing Democracy: The Politics of Electoral Caudillismo  in Nicaragua. David Close and Kalowatie Deonandan, eds. Englewood, Co.:   Lexington Books.
 
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2004. "The Caudillo is Dead!  Long Live the Caudillo!" In Undoing Democracy: The Politics of Electoral Caudillismo in Nicaragua. David Close and Kalowatie Deonandan eds.  Englewood, Co.:  Lexington Books.
 
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2003. "Guyana." In Contemporary Women's Issues Worldwide: Central and South America. Amy Lind, ed. Englewood,Co.: Greenwood Publishing.
 
Kalowatie Deonandan. 2001. "The Lost Mission of Nicaragua's 'Popular Church,'" Peace Review Vol.13, 3,  September.


Invited Presentations:

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. 2015.  “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Anti-Mining Movements: A Comparison of Marlin and La Puya.” Presentation delivered at the Taller de Investigacion y Debate: Mineria Canadiense en America Latina, sponsored by Carleton University and la Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru, Lima, Peru, October 26-27.

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.
 

Teaching & Supervision

Recently 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)


Courses

International Relations Theory 869.3

Topics in International Politics 867.3

Comparative Politics 847.3

Ethics and Global Politics 460.3

Topics in International Politics 461.3

International Development 402.3

Latin American Politics: From Conquest to Revolution 253.4

Latin american Politics: Democratization and Development 254.3



Research

Latin America development foreign policy human rights indigenous mining nuclear politics resource development women

Education & Training

·   Ph.D.  Queen's University, Department of Political Studies
·   M.A.   York University, Department of Political Science
·   B.A.    Glendon College, York University, Department of Political Science

Awards & Honours

  • 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