Select Publications & Presentations


Nolin, C. and G. Russell, eds. (2021, 25 October) Testimonio: Canadian Mining in the Aftermath of Genocides in Guatemala. Toronto, ON: Between the Lines Press.

Hanlon, Neil and C. Nolin (2021). Chapter 5: Setting a death trap: International political economy, COVID-19 response and the plight of Central American migrants. In COVID-19 and Similar Futures: Global Perspectives on Health Geography, Eds. Gavin Andrews, Jamie Pearce, Valorie Crooks and Janey Messina, pp. 47-54. Cham: Springer.

Nolin, C. (2018) Memory-truth-justice: The crisis of the living in the search for Guatemala’s dead and disappeared. Chapter 2 in Human and Environmental Justice in Guatemala, Eds. Stephen Henighan and Candace Johnson,34-55. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press.


Nolin, C. (2018) Guatemala 2018: Social Justice Experiential Art Exhibit and Presentation. Presentation of the 2018 UNBC Geography + Rights Action Field School / Delegation to Guatemala, Rotunda Gallery, UNBC, Prince George, BC. Co-presented with: H. Brown, C. Connolly, R. Ferris, K. Gillelan, R. McKinley, C. McNabb, J. O’Meara, L. Ruiter, R. O’Toole, A. Willmann, 20 September.

Nolin, C. and participants of the UNBC Geography + Rights Action Field School to Guatemala (2018) Guatemala 2018: Social Justice Experiential Art Exhibit, UNBC Rotunda Gallery, 20 September. CKPG News / My Prince George Now / Photos

CBC Daybreak North, Interview: UNBC geography professor Catherine Nolin speaks to Carolina de Ryk ahead of her talk "Survival Migration in Our Times: Fleeing from Central America and Myanmar" [8 min.], 13 November 2018. Accessed at:

Nolin, C. (2017) Preface: To witness the rage & silence of genocide in Río Negro and Pacux. In Dams, Development and Displacement in Perceptions from Rio Negro, Guatemala, Nathan Einbinder, pp. v-vii. Springer Briefs in Latin American Studies. New York: Springer.  Access PDF & Rights Action article about book & Nolin chapter

GUATE 2018

Pickering, S. and C. Nolin (2017) Transnational connections: Could Canada’s private sponsorship program provide a model for successful refugee resettlement? in "Maintaining Refuge Series" Anthropology News, June 16. doi: 10.1111/AN.488 [Stacey Pickering is a current graduate student in the Interdisciplinary Studies graduate program at UNBC] Access PDF

Nolin + Rights Action "Mining Impunity" Emergency Delegation to Guatemala, May 2016

o    Nolin, Catherine and Grahame Russell (2016) Press Release: Urgent Need to End Impunity of Canadian & U.S. Mining Companies in Guatemala, May 13. Press Release
o    Nolin, Catherine and Grahame Russell (2016) Alert #1 Goldcorp Inc’s Marlin Mine: A Family’s Pain: Death of Jaime Otero Pérez López, May 15.  Alert #1
o    Russell, Grahame and Catherine Nolin (2016) Alert #2 Diodora Hernandez and Goldcorp Inc. - A Stark Contrast, May 16. Alert #2
o    Nolin, Catherine and Grahame Russell (2016) Alert #3 Guatemalan Supreme Court of Justice: KCA (& Radius Gold) vs. “La Puya” Land & Environmental Defenders, May 17. Alert #3
o    Russell, Grahame and Catherine Nolin (2016) Alert #4 Mynor Padilla, Hudbay Mineral’s Former Head of Security, Is Provided With Police “Security Detail” For Safety!, May 19. Alert #4
o    Nolin, Catherine and Grahame Russell (2016) Alert #5 Canadian & U.S. Authorities Should Investigate Mining Companies Participating in Corrupted “Structures of Power Within Guatemalan State That Approve Mining Licenses,May 19. Alert #5

o    Russell, Grahame and Catherine Nolin (2016) Alert #6 Tahoe Resources: Where Is Your Mining License?, May 23. Alert #6
Nolin, Catherine and Grahame Russell (2016) Final Report,September 8 Final Statement


Nolin, Catherine (2016). “Vignette: Advocacy and Community-Based Research”. In G. Halseth, S. Markey, L. Ryser, and D. Manson (eds). Doing Community-Based Research: Perspectives from the Field, 189-191. McGill-Queen’s University Press: Montreal, QC and Kingston, ON.

McSweeney, K, et al. [Nolin] (2015). Seven Reasons to Scrap the $1 Billion Aid Package to Central America. CIP Americas Program, 30 June.

Nolin, Catherine (2006). Transnational Ruptures: Gender and Forced Migration. Aldershot: Ashgate. Link to Google Books version.

Henderson, E., C. Nolin, and F. Peccerelli (2014) Dignifying a bare life and making place through exhumation: Cobán CREOMPAZ former military garrison, Guatemala. Journal of Latin American Geography, 13 (2): 97-116. DOI: 10.1353/lag.2014.0027

LaPlante, JP and C. Nolin (2014) Consultas and socially responsible investing in Guatemala: A case study examining Maya perspectives on the Indigenous right to free, prior and informed consent. Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal, 27 (3) March: 231-248. doi: 10.1080/08941920.2013.861554

Einbinder, N. and C. Nolin (2012) No means no: Tsilhquot’in vs. Taseko Mines Ltd. Alternatives Journal, 38 (6), November/December, 52-57. Accessible Online at:

Nolin, C. and J. Stephens (2010). “We have to protect the investors: ‘Development’ & Canadian mining companies in Guatemala. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 5 (2), 37-70.

Einbinder, N. and C. Nolin (2010). Voices from the Edge: A Mayan community shares stories of its struggle to avoid forced eviction by a nickel mine. Cultural Survival Quarterly, 34 (3) Fall, 28-33.

Nolin, C. (2010) Invited Presentation: Geography that breaks your heart: Feminist geography from/to the peripheries. Nominated speaker for the Suzanne Mackenzie Memorial Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, Regina, SK, 2 June. Video of presentation (1 hour).

Radio Interview on CBC Radio's Daybreak North on researching human rights violations in Guatemala, March 2011. CBC DayBreak North interview

Prince George Citizen news feature on researching human rights violations in Guatemala, April 2011. Prince George Citizen: Saturday Report (2011)

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Previous research: Northern BC Immigration Network

Transnational Ruptures

Empowering Women

The Maya Diaspora (2000)

Snake oil

Guatemala 2010

Violent Development