University of Calgary

Jeremy John Escobar Torio

  • Doctoral Student
  • Sessional Instructor
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching


Jeremy returned to the Department of Geography in 2018 following research with the University of Calgary in the Philippines, Peru, and Canada, and; international development work with Cuso International in Bolivia and El Centro para Justicia Global in Mexico.

Research Interests

Jeremy’s research focuses on the cultural, social, and political forces embedded within spaces and places, and its implications on communication, identity, and engagement strategies related to various socio-environmental issues. He has conducted collaborative research work with immigrant, indigenous, and local communities in Mexico, Canada, Peru, Bolivia, and the Philippines.


Journal Articles

Suva, C., Liu, J., Sigurdson, E., Escobar Torio, J., & Gonzales Benson, O. (2022). A case study of community-based, cross-sectoral crisis response to the COVID-19 pandemic: Serving racialized immigrant communities. Global Social Welfare, 9, 193-202.

Escobar Torio, J. J. & Tam, C.-L. (2018). Indigenous power struggles in the Peruvian Amazon: A spatio-cultural analysis of communication. Environmental Communication, 12(4), 480-494.

Policy and Technical Reports

Suva, C., Liu, J., Sigurdson, E., & Escobar Torio, J. J. (2021). Calgary COVID-19 Care Table - Phase 2 report: 1 May 2021 - 31 August 2021. The Immigrant Education Society (TIES).

Suva, C., Liu, J., Sigurdson, E., & Escobar Torio, J. J. (2021). Calgary COVID-19 Care Table - Phase 1 report: 17 December 2020 - 30 April 2021. The Immigrant Education Society (TIES).

Escobar Torio, J. J. (2017). Understanding and establishing indigenous partnerships in the Global South: A case study of Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuso International.

Escobar Torio, J. J. (Ed.). (2015). Social entrepreneurship program in Morley. Bridges Social Development.

Research Groups

  • Local and Indigenous Rights


Current Studies

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