University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Research - Rights, Citizenship, and Social Movements
Rights, Citizenship, and Social Movements

Natalia Aponiuk is an Associate Professor of Slavic Studies devoted to the study of ethnicity, immigration, inter-group relations, and the history and cultural life of ethnic groups in Canada. Her research interests include the commemoration of Gogol in Ukraine; Jacob Maydanyk and Ukrainian literature and art in Canada; defining ethno-cultural identity.

David Camfield is a Professor of Labour Studies.  His human rights-related interests include workers' rights as human rights and racism, sexism and heterosexism. He is especially interested in how rights come to be recognized in law and administration and in the relationship between rights and efforts to dismantle oppression in society.

Anna Fournier is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology.  Her research deals with transformations in the realm of governance and citizenship in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet states. She examines how the polarization of wealth and the everyday experience of structural violence lead citizenries to draw on the global discourse of human rights.

Julia Guard is the Coordinator and a Professor of Labour Studies whose human-rights related research recovers the history of progressive social movements and inclusive, democratic unions.

Dominique Laporte is an Associate Professor of French.  His research aims to understand how the French-Canadian minority in Manitoba dealt in the past with the loss of its linguistic and school rights in a multicultural context.

Jorge Nállim is a Professor of History.  He is interested in issues intrinsically linked to human rights such as those related to state power, popular protest and resistance, justice, memory, and social and political healing, especially as they pertain to Latin American countries in the second half of the twentieth century.

Vanessa Warne is an Associate Professor of English whose areas of specialization are Victorian studies and disability studies, she is currently bringing these interests together in her current project, “Touching Books: Literacy, Tactility and Visual Disability in Nineteenth–Century Britain.”



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