Bonner, Michelle

Associate Professor

Contact

Phone number: (250) 853-3561
Email: mbonner@uvic.ca
Department: Political Science

Research description:

- Latin American politics with a particular interest in Argentina
- Issues of human rights
- Women and human rights organizations in Argentina
- Police reform and police violence in Argentina and Chile
Expertise Profile
Oppression doesn't always end after a dictator or an authoritarian regime falls.

Dr. Michelle Bonner looks at Latin American countries such as Argentina and Chile where police brutality against protesters continues even after democracy has arrived.

Questions like "What is an appropriate response to protest?" or "What levels of oppression are acceptable or not acceptable" are what drive Dr. Bonner's research.

Her upcoming book manuscript explores the repression of protests in Argentina and Chile, specifically issues of accountability and police management of protests.

She hopes this research can help reduce the levels of violence used against protesters. A study like this could impact how police respond to protests all over the world, including in established democracies such as Canada.

Her other research and teaching interests include democratization, human rights and transitional justice.

In the Department of Political Science, Dr. Bonner is excited to be a part of the development of more classes that focus on the politics and issues of the global south.

International research:

Dr. Bonner works on Latin American politics with a particular interest in Argentina. Her work addresses issues of human rights. She has been looking at the work of human rights organizations in Argentina and more recently she has begun to research police reform and police violence in Argentina and Chile.

Languages:

Spanish, French


< Browse all experts

Keywords