Sociology PhD graduate and Adjunct Research Professor Eloy Rivas-Sanchez was recently hired as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University. At Athabasca University, Professor Rivas-Sanchez will be developing, coordinating and teaching sociological courses mixing critical sociological theory, Indigenous, anti-colonial epistemologies, and anti-racist perspectives from Latin America and Turtle Island. He will be teaching a course on theories of social change, and coordinating courses on Canadian society, the sociology of information and technology, and the sociology of crime.

Dr. Rivas-Sanchez will also be conducting an Athabasca University-funded ethnographic research project on “Care, Renewal and Resurgence for the Post-Pandemic Future: Learning from the Migrant Justice Movements in Canada,” will continue collaborating with researchers from the Laboratório de Estudos Pan amazônicos da Universidade Federal do Amazonas, in Brazil, the UNESCO Chair on Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education, and working with the SSHRC-funded research node “Socio Ecologies/Economies of Migration,” which he recently founded, in collaboration with Latino migration scholars from Canada and the United States.

Dr. Rivas-Sanchez will continue as Adjunct Research Professor at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University, and will be happy to keep serving in students’ Honours Research Essays, Thesis, and Dissertations as reader, second reader, or co-supervisor.

Constantly on the move, but always grounded on what matters, I can be reached at hrivassanchez@athabascau.ca. Get in touch for collaboration, registering in courses, visits to the Rocky Mountains, or simply to catch up and say “hola!”

– Professor Eloy Rivas-Sanchez