The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Founded in 1976, the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CJLACS) publishes distinguished research and debates on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The CJLACS makes an important contribution to furthering knowledge about these regions in Canada and around the world. It offers scholars, graduate students, and independent researchers a Canadian venue for publishing their work. It publishes peer-reviewed articles based on original research, in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. It is indexed in: America: History and Life; Ausgewahlte Neuere Literatur; Dokamentationsdient Lateinamerika; Geographical Abstracts; The Handbook of Latin American Studies; The Hispanic American Periodicals Index; Historical Abstracts; International Bibliography of the Social Sciences; PAIS Bulletin; Sociological Abstracts; Worldwide Political Science Abstracts .

The CJLACS is published three times each year by Routledge, Taylor and Francis ( ). Each issue of the Journal contains several articles as well as reviews of recent publications about Latin America and the Caribbean.  Its publication is normally made possible in part by a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Interested persons are invited to submit articles, reviews, or books for review.

How to Submit an Article

The Journal is committed to the publication of scholarly research in all fields of Latin American and Caribbean studies. Manuscripts are assessed on the basis of their contribution to the advancement of knowledge and by the author's adherence to the highest scholarly standards.

Authors are requested to send their manuscripts electronically to The journal will not accept any print submissions.

You may find the manuscript guidelines at

Editorial correspondence should be directed to:
Catherine Krull
Editor and Chief, CJLACS
Department of Sociology
Queen's University
99 University Avenue
Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Tel: (613) 533-6000, ext. 74449


Books to be reviewed, or inquiries about serving as a reviewer, should be directed to:

Tanya Basok, PhD
Book review editor, Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave,
Windsor, Ontario N9B 3P4
(519) 253-3000 Ext. 3498



Catherine Krull (Queen’s University), Editor
Amitava Chowdhury (Queen’s University), Managing Editor
Tanya Basok (University of Windsor), Book Review Editor
Cynthia Wright (York University), Editor
Melanie Newton (University of Toronto), Editor
Candace Johnson (University of Guelph), Editor
Andrea Moraes (Ryerson University), Portuguese Editor
Asa McKercher (University of Cambridge), Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

Editorial Board

Judith Adler Hellman (York University)
Maxwell A. Cameron (University of British Columbia)
Hugo DeMarinis (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Juanita De Barros (McMaster University)
Kalowatie Deonandan (University of Saskatchewan)
Philippe Faucher (Université de Montréal)
José Antonio Giménez-Micó (Concordia University)
Ricardo Grinspun (York University)
Laura Macdonald (Carleton University)
Julia Murphy (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Gerardo Otero (Simon Fraser University)