Membership to Learned Societies ° International Political Science Association, since June 2014.
° American Studies Association, since January 2013.
° International Studies Association, since October 2007.
° Canadian Political Science Association, since May 2003.
° Asociación Mexicana de Estudios sobre Canadá/Mexican Association for Canadian Studies, 2003-2008.
° American Council for Quebec Studies (ACQS), since 1996.
° International Council for Canadian Studies/Conseil international d’études canadiennes (ICCS/CIÉC), since 1994.
° Canadian Association for Mexican Studies, since 1994. Elected Representative in Mexico, 1994-1996; elected Member of the Supervisory Council, 1996-1999.
° The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS), since 1995.
° Friendship Mexico-Canada (AMC), alumni association of Mexican graduates from Canadian universities. Member since June 1995, elected President during 1997, Vice-President since 1998.
° Association for Canadian Studies (ACS/AÉC), since 1999.
° Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS/ACELAC), since 1987.
° Research Group on Latin America (GRAL), Université de Montréal, from 1985 to 1992. Member of the Planning Committee, 1986-1988.
° Association d’économie politique (AÉP), 1987-1990.
° Mexican Council for Social Sciences (COMECSO), 1989-1990.
° Groupe d’information Québec-Mexique, 1986-1988.
Languages Spanish: mother language.
English: fluently written and spoken.
French: fluently written and spoken.
Portuguese: good written and oral comprehension, fairly spoken.
° Coordinator, Comparative Politics field, Department of Political Science, University of Alberta, Sept. 2006 – May 2007.
Faculty of Arts
° Social Sciences Representative, BAReview Steering Committee, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, since October 2013.
° Elected Academic Staff Representative to the Academic Affairs Committee, Faculty of Arts, University of Alberta, July 2011 – June 2012.
° Hiring committee member, Faculty Lecturer position, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, November 2006 – April 2007
University of Alberta
° Invited Member, Academic Committee, Canadian Studies Institute, Campus St.-Jean, July 2014-June 2016.
° Faculty of Arts representative, Mexico Recruitment Committee, Office of the Deputy Provost, University of Alberta, 2010-2011.
° Fellow, Institute for United States Policy Studies/Alberta Institute for American Studies, University of Alberta, 2006-2013.
° Invited as country expert for Canada, Varieties of Democracy international research project, University of Gottenburgh (Sweden) and Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame (United States), November 2013-January 2014.
° Participant in the creation of the curriculum, Master’s Programme in US-Canadian Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Culiacán, September 1996.
° Manuscript referee, Caribbean Journal of International Relations & Diplomacy , University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, October-December 2013. ° Manuscript referee, Universum journal, Universidad de Talca, Chile, May 2012.
° Manuscript referee, Frontera Norte journal, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, México, June-August 2008.
° Manuscript referee, University of Toronto Press, February- April 2008.
° Manuscript referee, International Political Science Review, June 2007 and April-May 2009.
° Manuscript referee, Politique et Sociétés journal, Société québécoise de science politique, February-June 2006.
° Referee for research projects, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, October 2003 - January 2004, November 2005-January 2006, November 2006 – January 2007, November 2007 – January 2008.
° Editor, Revista Mexicana de Estudios Canadienses/Mexican Journal of Canadian Studies, journal of the Asociación Mexicana de Estudios sobre Canadá/Mexican Association for Canadian Studies, 2003 - 2004.
° Founding Faculty Member, Masters’ Programme in US and Canadian Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, Culiacán, November 2001.
° Expert referee for research projects, Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et appui à la recherche (FCAR), Quebec, October 2000-January 2001.
° Visiting Professor by invitation, Department of Political Science/Canadian Studies Programme and Faculté Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, Edmonton, September-December 1999, September 2000-May 2001 and August 2001-April 2002.
° Member, Academic Council, Master’s Programme in US-Canadian Studies, Universidad Autónoma de Sinaloa, since March 1998 – October 2008. Invited by the President of that university.
° Candidate to Chair, Centro de Investigaciones sobre América del Norte, for the 1997-2001 period. Selected among the three candidates interviewed by UNAM’s President, August 1997.
° External referee, Register of Science and Technology Excellency Programs, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), 1997 and 2000.
° Elected Representative of the Mexican universities to the Governing Committee, The College of the Americas, Inter-American University Organization (IUO/OUI). Participant at the meetings in Mexico City, Cholula and Ottawa, April-May 1997.
° Member of the Editorial Board of Quebec Studies, learned journal of the American Council for Quebec Studies, from March 1996 to February 2000.
° Invited as Mexican expert on Political Science and International Relations for the Graduate Studies Scholarship Selection Bilateral Committees of Canada (January 1996 and 1997, February 1998 and 1999), Switzerland (October 1995), United Kingdom (October 1996), Germany (October 1996 and 1997), and Spain (May 1995).
° International observer for the referendum on Quebec's sovereignty, by invitation of Quebec’s Chief Electoral Officer, October 1995.
° Interviewed numerous times in English, French and Spanish on North American, Mexican, Canadian and Latin American political and social issues, in the following electronic media:
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation/Société Radio-Canada, both in radio (especially « Dimanche magazine », CBF, and Radio Canada International, Montreal and Edmonton) and television (especially « Le Point », Channel 2 Montreal, and CBC Newsworld). In Edmonton, regular participant in the political analysis panel, radio program “La croisée”; and guest analyst for Alberta elections night, May 5, 2015.
CJSR, 88.5 FM (Edmonton)
Canadian Press Agency (Montreal)
Ethnic Television of Quebec (CTEQ, channel 24, Montreal)
CTV Television (Edmonton), especially National News live broadcast.
Radio México Internacional (short wave, Mexico City)
Radio Centre-Ville (CINQ-MF, 102,5, Montreal)
Radio CISM (89,3 FM, Montreal)
Radio Red (1100 AM, Mexico City)
Radio Fórmula (Mexico City)
Canal 11 (XEIPN, television, Mexico City)
Canal 13 (XHDF, television, Mexico City)
Multivisión (television, Mexico City)
Radio Educación (XEEP, 1060 AM, Mexico City)
Radio UNAM (XEUN, 860 AM, Mexico City).
In printed media, interviewed by:
The Globe and Mail national daily newspaper (Toronto)
El Semanario weekly newspaper (San José, Costa Rica)
The Globe and Mail daily newspaper (Toronto)
Jueves de Excélsior weekly newspaper (Mexico City)
El Financiero daily newspaper (Mexico City)
Reforma daily newspaper (Mexico City)
La Crónica daily newspaper (Mexico City)
Milenio daily newspaper (Mexico City)
Gaceta UNAM weekly university bulletin (Mexico City).
Edmonton, October 2015.
1 In Mexico, the first university degree is not Bachelor of Arts but “Licenciatura”. Completing the course load takes between four and five years (eight to nine terms), and writing and defending a thesis is mandatory in order to obtain the degree. To some extent, then, “Licenciatura” is equivalent to a Canadian BA Honours degree or even to a M. A.
2 Including book chapters that were evaluated by anonymous reviewers and therefore required substantial revision.