Jason Tockman is a Visiting Scholar in the JSIS Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, through and Postdoctoral Fellowship provided by Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Tockman received his PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2014, and has subsequently worked as a lecturer/instructor at UBC, Simon Fraser University, and Langara College. His research interests center on the dual themes of (1) democratic participation and rights of sectors that have historically been politically excluded, especially indigenous peoples, and (2) social, political and economic development in Latin America. His doctoral research, which involved a year of field work in Bolivia, explored indigenous rights, theories of citizenship and democracy, and processes of institutional change. Other areas of interest include political economy, environmental politics, and social movements. Tockman‘s postdoctoral research project studies the policies and practices that contribute to country compliance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples (UNDRIP) through focused case studies in Canada, the US, Bolivia, and Ecuador.