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Knowledge Exchange in Practice: A Collaborative Workshop

Presentation at “Knowledge Exchange in Practice: A Collaborative Workshop” at the CARA WEST Conference

On December 7, 2018 Jasmin Hristov presented at the workshop on Knowledge Exchange at the conference of the Canadian Association of Research Administrators in Kelowna, BC.


Call for Papers CSA 2019, deadline Jan 28, 2019

Call for Papers CSA 2019, Submission Deadline January 28, 2019

The Sociology of Development Research Cluster of the Canadian Sociological Association invites submissions to the following sessions for the CSA 2019 Annual Conference at Congress in Vancouver June 3-6, 2019.


This open session features papers on the sociology of development, broadly defined. Works examining, but not limited to, the technological, cultural, political and economic dimensions of development, the effects of the interplay of local and global processes and actors on development and social change, the significance of class, gender, and race, ethnicity in the causes and consequences of development, alternative development projects pursued by grassroots movements and/or states, and new theoretical approaches and conceptions of development, are all invited. Papers may explore any unit of analysis local, regional, national, international or world systems.

Organizers: Liam Swiss, Memorial University,; Jasmin Hristov, University of British Columbia; Andrew Dawson, Glendon, York University; Md Saidul Islam, Nanyang Technological University

Participatory Research Methodologies in Development: Benefits, Challenges, Lessons and Reflections

This session brings together experiences with participatory action research or other innovative participatory methods in the field of development. We invite analyses of the benefits and challenges for both researchers and participants during any stage of the knowledge creation process such as, research design, fieldwork, data analysis, ethical matters, intersubjectivity, and knowledge dissemination. The goal is to reflect critically on the empowering and transformative capacity of participatory methodologies as well as their limitations in order to understand better under what conditions such research approaches deliver the best outcome.

Organizers: Jasmin Hristov, University of British Columbia,

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Presentation on Land Dispossession and Sexual Violence

Presentation on Land Dispossession and Sexual Violence

On October 23, 2018, Jasmin Hristov gave a presentation entitled “Land-owners, Owners of Women: Land, Sexuality and the Logic of Dispossession” as part of the Feminist Research Speaker Series, Gender and Women’s Studies Program, UBC Okanagan.

The presentation offered a new perspective on sexual violence in Latin America that captures the dialectic between the dispossession of people from their land and the dispossession of women from their sexuality. The goal was to expose the conditions that lead to the violent and sometimes murderous consumption of women – a process that begins with the destruction of childhood and the conversion of children into instruments for violence and sex. The analysis considered the coercive sexual regimes and pervasive ideologies that arise out of the intersection of militaristic masculinity, globalized consumerism, and landlessness. This talk was based on the forthcoming publication:

Hristov, J. (2019). Armed Actors, the Commodification of Women and the Destruction of Childhood: Understanding the Connections between Predatory Sexuality and the Violence of Capital in Colombia. In Cohn, S. and Blumberg, R. (Eds.), Gender and Development: Economic Basis of Women’s Power. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.