Judith Adler Hellman


York University

Date of Birth:
24 September 1945, New York

City Citizenship:

Ph.D. (External)University of London, 1977 [Dissertation: "Patterns of Power and Manipulation in the Mexican Political System"]M. Phil.London School of Economics, 1970 [Thesis: "The Politics of Land Reform in Mexico"]B.A.Cornell University, 1967

Current Position:
Professor, Departments of Political Science / Social Science, York University

Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, York University, 2012-2013.

Previous Positions:
Visiting Scholar, New York University, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2001-2002; 2005-2006; and 2011-2012.

Professorial Lecturer in Comparative Studies, The Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center School for Advanced International Studies, 1994-1995.

Director, Graduate Diploma Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 1990-1992.

Appointment to the Graduate Faculty, York University 1978; Graduate Faculty, University of Toronto, 1986. (Member of the Graduate Programs in International Development Studies, Political Science, Social and Political Thought and Women's Studies).

Associate Professor, Division of Social Science, 1977-1989, Department of Political Science, 1982-1989

Appointed Fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean , 1976->

Assistant Professor, Division of Social Science, 1976-1977

Full-time Sessional Lecturer, Division of Social Science, 1973-1976

Part-time Lecturer, Division of Social Science, York University , Toronto , 1972-1973

Occasional work as a translator and as an editorial consultant for Doubleday and Company, and Walker and Company, Publishers, 1970-1971

Member of the Staff of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), 1970-1971

Research Assistant to Dr. Gerrit Huizer, United Nations Expert with the Comite Inter-Americano de Desarrollo Agricola on a joint project for the Interamerican Committee and the International Labor Office, 1968-1969

Research Assistant to Professor Henry A. Landsberger (supported by a grant from the Cornell University Latin American Program and the Ford Foundation), 1967

English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French

Honors and Awards:
Distinguished Fellow, Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2016

Visiting Scholar, New York University, November 2001 - May 2002, December 2005 - June 2006, September 2011-January 2012.

Faculty of Arts Fellow, 1992-1993

Academic Visitor, Nuffield College, Oxford University, Hillary Term 1984, Trinity Term 1985 SSHRC Fellow, 1983-1984

Fellow of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC), York University, 1976 –>

New York State Regents Scholar 1963-1967

2004-2006 SSHRC "International Migration and Political Mobilization in the Mexican Countryside" $58,933

2003 Faculty of Arts Research Grant, “International Migration and Political Mobilization in the Mexican Countryside,” $4,000

1997 SSHRC, "Reconceptualizing the Mexican Political System: Popular, Middle-Class, and Elite Perspectives on Political Change," $57,000

1994 SSHRC, "Immigrant Street Vendors and the Informal Economy in Italy" $3,500

1994 Faculty of Arts Small Research Grant, "Immigrant Street Vendors and the Informal Economy in Italy" $3,000

1992, SSHRC, "Popular Middle-class and Elite Responses to Restructuring in Mexico" $2,500

1991, Faculty of Arts Travel Grant: "Mexican Popular Movements, Clientelism, and the Process of Democratization" $800

1990-1992, SSHRC, "Popular, Middle-class, and Elite Responses to the Debt Crisis in Latin America," $31,826

1990 SSHRC "The Impact of New Social Movements on Parties of the Left: Italian Feminism and the PCI," $1,500

1987 Faculty of Arts Research Grant, "The Impact of Feminism on Italian Society", $1,680

1983 SSHRC, Research Time Stipend Grant, $35,366

198l, SSHRC, "The Context of Urban Feminist Movements in Italy" $1,500

1978, York University Small Research Grant, "Feminist Movements in Turin" $1,200

1976, York University Small Research Grant, "The Politics of Land Reform" $1,200

Professional Activities:
Editor, The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2001–2004

Editorial Boards:
Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture, 2011–> (Advisory Board) Este País, 1991-1992 (International Advisory Board) Historia y Grafia, Mexico, D. F. 1993 –> Latin American Research Review, 1986-1988, reappointed 1988-1991, reappointed 2004-2008 Lapis: percorsi della riflessione femminile, Milan, 1988–2000 Socialist Register, Toronto and Manchester, 1995--> European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Amsterdam 2000 –> Bulletin of Latin American Research, UK, 2001 –> Revista de Humanidades Tabula Rasa, Colombia, 2003 --> The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2004->

Assessments for scholarly journals:
Bulletin of Latin American Research, Canadian Journal of Political Science; Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Comparative Politics; Contemporary Sociology; Historical Society of Toronto,. Journal of Developing Areas; Journal of Historical Sociology; Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies; Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs; Latin American Perspectives; Latin American Research Review; Political Research Quarterly; Political Science Quarterly, Socialist Register; Socialist Review; Socialist Studies Annual; Studies in Comparative International Development; Studies in Political Economy, Women's History Review, World Politics

Manuscript Assessments:
Broadview Press, Canadian Scholars Press, Columbia University Press, Cornell University Press, Duke University Press, Doubleday & Company, Harvard University Press; Holmes & Meier, Publishers; Kumerian Press, Lynne Rienner Press, McGill-Queen's University Press; The New Press, Palgrave and Macmillan; Princeton University Press; Routledge Kegan Paul, Routledge, Stanford University Press, Temple University Press; University of British Columbia Press, University of California Press, University of Texas Press, University of Toronto Press, Walker and Company, Publishers; Westview Press; Yale University Press;

Project and Fellowship Assessments:
American Association of University Women; Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation, Amsterdam; Ford Foundation; Fulbright Foundation; German Marshall Fund of the United States; The Hannah Institute, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation; Hoover Institution; NEH; Rockefeller Foundation; Shastri Institute; Social Science Research Council; Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Woodrow Wilson Center.

SSHRC Adjudication, Panel 24, March 2003 and March 2007.

Advisory Board:
North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA) 2002–>

Latin American Institute, University of New Mexico, for a public television series on Mexican politics and history;

Consultant for a 3-part television series on Mexico for PBS (Bill Moyers).

Professional Association Service:; CALACS conference Program Committee 2012-2013; LASA Committee on Human Rights and Academic Freedom, 2001-2002; chair 2004-2006; LASA Task Force on Cuba 2005-2006; Executive Committee, Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, 2001–2006; LASA Programme Committee 2000-2001; Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Programme Committee, 1991-1992; LASA Task Force on Human Rights, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2001; Mexican Studies Working Group, Co-Chair, 1982-1998.

Association of Borderland Scholars; American Political Science Association; Canadian Association of African Studies; Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Canadian Women's Studies Association; Conference Group on Latin American History; Conference Group on Italian Politics and Society; Latin American Studies Association; Mexican Studies Working Group (Chair, 1984–1999) Society for Economic Anthropology; Toronto Area Women's Studies Colloquium;

Guest Lectures:
Brazil: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianopolis

Canada: Carleton University; Dalhousie University; Guelph University; Lakehead University; McMaster University; University of Toronto; Queen's University, St Mary's University, Trent University, Wilfred Laurier University, Heliconian Club, Toronto

Cuba: Centro de Estudios de las Americas, Havana; Casa de las Americas

Great Britain: London School of Economics; Nuffield College, Oxford; St. Antony's College, Oxford; Centre for Latin American Studies, Cambridge University; Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London.

Israel: Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Italy: Istituto Formazione di Quadri, Ivrea; Facolta de Scienze Politiche, Universitá degli Studii di Torino; Fondazione Einaudi; Istituto Gramsci; Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center; Universitá Orientale, Napoli, Universitá di Bologna.

Jamaica: University of the West Indies, Mona.

Mexico: Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios en Antropologia, Guadalajara, Jalisco; Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, BC; Colegio de Mexico, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia, Mexico; Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Universidad Pontificio de Puebla; Universidad de Las Americas, Puebla.

United States: Augustana College, Barnard College; Center for European Studies, Harvard; Columbia University School of Public Affairs; Connecticut College; Cornell University; Georgia Southern University, Graduate Center of the University of the City of New York; Haverford College; Lehman College, CUNY; The New School for Social Research; New York University; Pomona College, Claremont; Princeton University; Stanford University; State University of New York, Buffalo; State University of New York, Purchase; State University of New York, Stony Brook, Swarthmore College; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Michigan; U.S.-Mexican Studies Center, University of California, San Diego; University of Puget Sound; University of Southern California, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater; University of Washington, Seattle; Yale University.

Media interviews:
CBC-FM; CBC-TV "Newsworld"; CBC-"Morningside"; CHIN Multicultural Radio; CJRT-FM, "From Another Perspective"; Channel 47 TV, Toronto "Incontri"; Graham Cable, Toronto, "Oggi" (The Italian Language show); Jamaican Broadcast Company (JBC) "The Breakfast Club"; National Public Radio : "As it Happens"; Natiional Public Radio, "To the Best of Our Knowledge; Pacifica Radio; TELELATINO, Channel 19, "A Voi La Scelta"; TV-Azteca, Mexico; TVO - "The Agenda," WAMC-National Public Radio, "Speakers Corner,"; WBAI-NY; WNYC-FM, "The Leonard Lopate Show"; WKBR, Chicag