CALACS Honours Dr. Maxwell Cameron as its 2020 Distinguished Fellow

CALACS: 2020 Distinguished Fellow Announced  

Dear CALACS Members,  
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Maxwell Cameron was selected as the recipient of the Association’s Distinguished Fellow Award for 2020.

This distinction is conferred to members and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to CALACS and whose actions have contributed to furthering its vision and mission.

Dr. Cameron’s contributions on the Board of CALACS have been exceptional over the years, including serving as host of the 2008 meeting of the Association. He is also one of the longest serving members of the CJLACS editorial board. Cameron is known for a long list of critical texts that have been influential in shaping scholarship in political science in Canada, including Democracy and Authoritarianism in Peru, The Political Economy of North American Free Trade, and more recently Latin America’s Left Turns: Politics, Policies and Trajectories of Change. These works have not only shaped conferences and workshops among political scientists in Canada and abroad but have also lent tremendous intellectual support to many panels at CALACS. Cameron has served as an advisor to the Organization of American States and founded the “Andean Democracy Research Network” to monitor and report on the state of democracy in the Andean region which received funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Martha Piper Fund, SSHRC, IDRC and the Ford Foundation.  Beyond these achievements, he has contributed countless hours to training graduate students and future scholars within Canadian institutions.

CALACS ( is a diverse and vibrant Canadian-based international scholarly organization that promotes disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The Association disseminates and mobilizes knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and their diasporas through networks and partnerships in Canada and abroad.