Email Address



  • MESc, McGill University
  • M.A., McGill University

Juan Pereira Marsiaj

Sessional Lecturer


Areas of interest: democratization, human rights, public security, social movements, sexual diversity, gender, comparative public policy. Recent publications include: “Federalism, advocacy networks and sexual diversity politics in Brazil,” in Comparative Public Policy in Latin America, eds., Jordi Díez and Susan Franceschet (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2012); “Brazil: From AIDS to Human Rights,” in The Lesbian and Gay Movement and the State: Comparative Insights into a Transformed Relationship, eds., Manon Tremblay, David Paternotte and Carol Johnson (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2011); and “Social Movements and Political Parties: Gays, Lesbians and Travestis and the Struggle for Inclusion in Brazil” Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 31 (2006): 167-196 (reprinted in abridged format in The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America: A Reader on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, eds., Javier Corrales and Mario Pecheny [Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010]).

Research Interests

  • Democratization
  • Social Movements
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Human Rights
  • Gender
  • Sexual Diversity Politics
  • Latin American Politics