, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 247–249 | Cite as

What Kind of Sustainability and for Whom? Some reflections based on lived realities in the Mexican Mixteca

  • Marianne H Marchand
Local/Global Encounters


Marianne H. Marchand is professor of international relations at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico, where she directs the Canadian Studies Program. She is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI). Before she came to Mexico she has taught in the US and the Netherlands. Among her many publications are Feminism/Postmodernism/Development (with Jane L. Parpart; Routledge, 1995); and Gender and Global Restructuring (with Anne Sisson Runyan; Routledge, 2000) of which the second, fully revised edition, was just released. Her current research interests focus on the migration-development nexus, as part of which she has been coordinating a CONACYT-funded research project on Migration and Socially Sustainable Development in two communities in Tlaxcala (Mexico). In 2009 she received funding for a three-year long research project entitled ‘Unpacking the borders: North American stories of ordinary crossings and state practices’. Finally, Marchand was Vice-president of the International Studies Association in 2007-2008.


migration water management climate change local participation sanitation 


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