Alejandro Hernández

Alejandro Hernández

VANIER SCHOLAR
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Alejandro is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. He holds a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Political Economy from Carleton University, and was awarded with a Vanier Scholar, the Government...
Canadian Sociological Association
I’m humbled and truly honoured to have been invited by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) to honour the work of Dr. Agnes Calliste with the Outstanding Contribution Award Lecture.  This lecture is part of the...
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Welcome

Alejandro is an Assistant Professor at Concordia University, in Montreal, Canada. He holds a PhD in Sociology with a specialization in Political Economy from Carleton University, and was awarded with a Vanier Scholar, the Government of Canada’s most prestigious international award for doctoral students, among other awards, fellowships and prizes.

Alejandro has ample experience in migration, economic and labour market integration, and youth research, policy evaluation, teaching, and education management in Canada and Mexico.

Alejandro is a member of the 2021 Nomination Committee for the newly minted Lorne Tepperman Outstanding Contribution to Teaching Award of the Canadian Sociological Association. He was a Board of Directors member and Communications Chair of the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (2016-2019). He was also Chair of the Committee for Refugee Issues, and member of the Advisory Search Committee for Vice-President (Research and International) at Carleton University.

Alejandro’s latest research analyzed how the contexts and immigration reasons of Mexican youth, along with their experiences of economic and labour market integration in Ottawa and Montreal (Canada), shaped the type of ties they maintain with Mexico and their (potential) transnational practices in Canada.

Canadian Sociological Association

CSAI’m humbled and truly honoured to have been invited by the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) to honour the work of Dr. Agnes Calliste with the Outstanding Contribution Award Lecture.  This lecture is part of the CSA 2020 Conference, to be held at Western University on June 2020.

Dr. Calliste passed away at the age of 74, after a long and rich career at St. Francis Xavier University. She posthumously received the Outstanding Contribution Award by the CSA in 2019.

Dr. Calliste was a faculty member at St. Francis for 26 years, having retired in 2010. Over those years, her work was foundational to establishing a tradition of critical, intersectional analyses of race in Canada. Focusing especially on Caribbean immigration, Dr. Calliste foregrounded the experiences of Black/Caribbean workers in Canada.

Her work on immigration policy revealed gendered and racist assumptions embedded within the immigration system, channeling Caribbean women to physically dangerous and servile work. Her research is an important counter to the narrative of Canada’s self-awareness as a colour-blind, multicultural society (Stasiulis, 2018).