Ms Amanda Latimer


Since joining Kingston in 2011, I've taught modules on the politics and sociology of development (with a focus on the global South), human rights and social justice movements, and been awarded two student-led learning and teaching awards.  I am a social anthropologist whose work focuses on transnational labour and social movements against neoliberal free trade and investment agreements, and current debates around underdevelopment and imperialism. My main interests are the ways in which working people (broadly defined) cut across lines of difference, nation and region to combat the race to the bottom facing working people everywhere, albeit in very particular, historically-grounded ways. In 2022, together with my co-editor Jaime Osorio, I was the winner of the Paul A Baran-Paul M. Sweezy Memorial Award for the publication of The Dialectics of Dependency, a classic work on the roots of Latin American underdevelopment by the Brazilian sociologist Ruy Mauro Marini.  I am currently completing a doctorate at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • BMus (minor in History), McGill University, Canada
  • BA in Anthropology (minor in Development Studies), McGill University, Canada
  • MA in Social Anthropology, York University, Canada
  • PhD candidate in Social Anthropology, York University, Canada (current)

Teaching and learning

I completed the HEA Fellowship in 2019, and have delivered undergraduate modules in politics, sociology, anthropology and international relations in Canada and the UK since 2002.

Qualifications and expertise

  • HEA Fellowship

Undergraduate courses taught


My research generally examines the way working people understand and organize to oppose falling work and living conditions, often with unexpected allies.  I've done ethnographic research into transnational social movements opposing neoliberal free trade agreements in Latin America and the Caribbean.  I'm also interested in the intellectual life of social movements mobilized around such issues from the Caribbean and Latin American during the mid-20th century, including in the writings of Ruy Mauro Marini and Walter Rodney. 

Areas of specialism

  • Work, exploitation and oppression
  • Labour and social movements
  • Global governance
  • Critical political economy
  • Emancipatory thought from the Global South


Number of items: 12.


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Latimer, Amanda (2014) The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the long crisis of Brazilian labour. Globalizations, 11(1), pp. 83-93. ISSN (print) 1474-7731

Latimer, Amanda (2012) States of sovereignty and regional integration in the Andes. Latin American Perspectives, 39(1), pp. 78-95. ISSN (print) 0094-582X


Marini, Ruy Mauro, Latimer, Amanda [Editor] and Osorio, Jaime [Editor] (2022) The dialectics of dependency. New York, U.S. : Monthly Review Press. 228p. ISSN (print) 9781583679838

Sotelo Valencia, Adrian and Latimer, Amanda [Translator] (2015) The future of work: super-exploitation and social precariousness in the 21st century. Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill. 152p. (Studies in Critical Social Sciences, 81) ISSN (print) 1573-4234 ISBN 9789004300583

Book Section

Latimer, Amanda (2022) Situating Ruy Mauro Marini (1932-1997) : movements, struggles, and intellectual communities. In: Latimer, Amanda and Osorio, Jaime, (eds.) The dialectics of dependency. New York, U.S. : Monthly Review Press. pp. 21-105. ISBN 9781583679838

Latimer, Amanda (2016) Superexploitation, the race to the bottom and the missing international. In: Ness, Immanuel and Cope, Zak, (eds.) The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 1136-1150. ISBN 9780230392779

Latimer, Amanda (2015) The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the long crisis of Brazilian labour. In: Bieler, Andreas , Ciccaglione, Bruno , Hilary, John and Lindberg, Ingemar, (eds.) Free trade and transnational labour. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 83-94. (Rethinking globalizations) ISBN 9780415812696

Conference or Workshop Item

Latimer, Amanda [Speaker] (2012) Labour segmentation and the unity of the working class in Walter Rodney and Ruy Mauro Marini. In: Ninth Historical Materialism Conference; 08 - 11 Nov 2012, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Latimer, Amanda [Speaker] (2012) A modernidade da superexploracao : segmentacao laboral e a luta pela unidade no movimento brasileiro contra ALCA = The modernity of Superexploitation : labour segmentation and the struggle for unity in the Brazilian movement against the FTAA. In: 1st International Conference on Labor Theory of Value and Social Sciences.; 18 - 19 Oct 2012, Brasilia, Brazil.

Latimer, Amanda [Speaker] (2011) The Free Trade Area of the Americas in the long crisis of Brazilian labour : lessons for building North-South responses to the current crisis. In: Trade Unions, Free Trade and the Problem of Transnational Solidarity; 02 - 03 Dec 2011, Nottingham, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Latimer, Amanda [Speaker] (2006) Challenges of network politics in the transnational movement against the FTAA. In: Interdisciplinary Studies for the Faculty and Graduate Students; March 2006, Florianopolis, Brazil. (Unpublished)

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