Simon Granovsky-Larsen

Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Regina

Author of Dealing with Peace: The Guatemalan Campesino Movement and the Post-Conflict Neoliberal State (University of Toronto Press, 2019). Co-editor, with Dawn Paley, of Organized Violence: Capitalist Warfare in Latin America (University of Regina Press, 2019).

My research examines social movements and political violence in contemporary Central America, especially in Guatemala, where I have researched and worked in solidarity with campesino and human rights movements since 2003. Recent projects have explored: the role of non-state armed groups in the implementation of mega-projects; political solidarity in direct trade coffee networks; the campesino movement's position within the Guatemalan peace process; agrarian conflicts; and violence against human rights defenders.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor, University of Regina
  • 2015–2019
    Assistant Professor, University of Regina

Education

  • 2015 
    York University, PhD / Political Science