Dr. Matthew Hayes

Matthew Hayes

Department of Sociology

BA (Carleton), MA (Carleton), PhD (York)

Associate Professor


Peer Reviewed Publications


Hayes, M and Carlson, J. (forthcoming) ‘Integration Discourse and Practice as a Meaning Making Process: A Cultural Sociology of North American Migration to Cuenca, Ecuador’ with Jesse Carlson as second author (journal article, American Journal of Cultural Sociology.


Hayes, M and Pérez Gañán, R. (forthcoming). ‘North-South Migrations and the Asymmetric Expulsions of Late Capitalism: Global Inequality, Arbitrage, and New Dynamics of North-South Transnationalism.’ Migration Studies.


Hayes, M and Tello, M. (2016) ‘En la tierra de los hacendados: migración de amenidad y reproducción de desigualdades locales y globales en Vilcabamba, Ecuador.’ PASOS Edita 16: 99-118.


Hayes, M (2015) ‘“It is hard being the different one all the time”: gringos and racialized identity in lifestyle migration to Ecuador.’ Ethnic and Racial Studies 38(6): 943-958.


Hayes, M (2015) ‘Introduction: The Emerging Lifestyle Migration Industry and Geographies of Transnationalism, Mobility and Displacement in Latin America.’ Journal of Latin American Geography 14(1): 7-18.


Hayes, M (2015) ‘Into the Universe of the Hacienda: Lifestyle Migration, Individualism and Social Dislocation in Vilcabamba, Ecuador.’ Journal of Latin American Geography 14(1): 79-100.


Hayes, M (2015) ‘Negotiating White Privilege: Whiteness and Lifestyle Migration in Cuenca, Ecuador,’ in Practicing the Good Life: Lifestyle Migration in Practices, edited by K. Torkington, I. David and J. Sardinha, pp. 256-271. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.


Hayes, M (2015) ‘Moving South: The Economic Motives and Structural Context of North America's Emigrants in Cuenca, Ecuador.’ Mobilities 10(2): 267-284.


Reprinted as Hayes, M. (2015) ‘Moving South: The Economic Motives and Structural Context of North America’s Emigrants in Cuenca, Ecuador’, in Ole. B Jensen (ed.), Mobilities: Critical Concepts in Built Environment (Abingdon and New York: Routledge), Vol. II, pp. 271-292.


Hayes, M (2014) ‘“We gained a lot over what we would have had”: The Geographic Arbitrage of America's Lifestyle Migrants to Cuenca, Ecuador.’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 40(12): 1953–1971.


Hayes, M (2012) ‘La crise du néolibéralisme : quelle formation sociale après la crise?’ Politique et sociétés 31(1): 77-97.


Hayes, M (2012) ‘Desigualdad, crisis y política de la rabia: La reconfiguración de las clases sociales poscrisis en el Norte-Atlántico’ [Inequality, the crisis and the politics of anger: The reconfiguration of social classes after the crisis in the North Atlantic], Comentario Internacional 11: 189-215.


Hayes, M (2011) ‘The Social History of Quantifying Inflation: A Sociological Critique.’ Journal of Economic Issues 45(1): 97-111.


Non-Peer Reviewed Academic Publications


(2013) ‘Una nueva migración económica: el arbitraje geográfico de los jubilados estadounidenses hacia los países andinos’ [The New Economic Migration: Geographic Arbitrage and U.S. Retirement Migration to the Andes], AndinaMigrante 15: 2-13.


According to its website, Andina Migrante is the quarterly publication of the Sistema de Información sobre Migraciones Andinas (SIMA), and publishes research papers on migration in the Andean region.


(2010) ‘The Future of Macroeconomics: Between Mediation and Optimization Functions,’ in 4th History of Recent Economics Conference (HISRECO) Papers, Vol. 1, ENS Cachan.


(2009) ‘A Genealogy of Macroeconomics: a sociological perspective’ Papers and Proceedings, ACEA Conference 2009, on-line: http://www.unb.ca/econ/acea/documents/macrogenhayes.pdf.


(2007) ‘Academic Democracy: an enjoinder to Fuyuki Kurasawa,’ Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 18: 123-129.



Books Reviewed


Hochschild, Arlie (2012) The Outsourced Self: What Happens When We Pay Others to Live Our Lives for Us?, London: Picador, 320 pp., for Canadian Journal of Sociology, 39(1): 127-129.


Urry, John (2011) Climate Change and Society, Cambridge UK: Polity Press, 217 pp., for the Canadian Journal of Sociology, 36(3): 253-255.


Newson, Janice and Claire Polster (2010) Academic Callings: The University We Have Had, Now Have, and Could Have, Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, Inc., 264 pp., for CAUT Bulletin, 57(10), December 2010.



Recent Conference presentations and Colloquia


“Colonial Desires: North-South Lifestyle Migration and Encounters with Urban/Rural Gentrification,” Latin American Studies Association, New York, NY, May 27th, 2016.


With Raúl Lardiés Bosque. “Searching for the good life in Ecuador and Mexico: Cost of Living Narratives and Utilitarian transnationalism in the Americas,” American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, CA, April 2nd, 2016.


“The Cosmopolitan Cultures of Lifestyle Migrants: Social Distinction vs. Culture as a Separate Sphere,” American Anthropological Association, Denver, CO, November 21st, 2015.


“Desigualdad, desplazamiento y proyectos raciales en la migración de estilo de vida a Cuenca, Ecuador,” research presentation, CSIC-CCHS, Centro Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spanish National Research Council), Madrid, June 29th 2015.


“Geoarbitrage to Developing Countries: Local Impacts of North-South Migration,” Mobilità senza confini, Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, June 25th, 2015.


“They will come to hate us here:” Identity Formation Amongst North Americans in Ecuador,” Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK, August 29th, 2014.


“Residential Migration and the Ecuadorian Real Estate Boom,” International Seminar: “The Real Estate/Financial Complex”, University of Leuven (UKL), Belgium, August 22nd, 2014.


“Ethnic mobility narratives, distinction and privilege among lifestyle migrants in Cuenca, Ecuador” International Sociology Association, Tokyo, Japan, July 16th, 2014.


“The Gringo Category and Racialized Identity in Lifestyle Migration to Ecuador,” 4thAnnual Meeting of the Canadian Network for Critical Sociology, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, June 1st, 2014.


“Good Migrants and Ugly Americans: Distinction Narratives in the Context of Residential Migration,” co-authored with Jesse Carlson, Brandon University, 2014 Annual Meetings, Canadian Sociological Association, Brock University, Saint Catherines, Ontario, May 28th, 2014.


 “Integration Discourse and Practice as a Meaning Making Process: A Cultural Sociology of North American Migration to Cuenca, Ecuador,” Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, May 22nd, 2014.


“Practices of racialized identity in the context of residential migration to Cuenca, Ecuador” Practicing the Good Life/The Good Life in Practices, Lisbon, Portugal, October 17th, 2013.


“‘Los Gringos de Vilcabamba:’ Gentrification transnationale dans les Andes équatoriennes” [The Gringos of Vilcabamba : Transnational Gentrification in the Ecuatorian Andes], Groupe des Recherches Interdisciplinaries sur l’Amérique latine (GRIAL), Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, October 15th, 2013.


‘Transnational Migration and Perceptions of Retirement Security: The Case of North Americans in Cuenca, Ecuador’ Royal Geographical Society-IBG Annual International Conference, London, UK, August 28th, 2013.


‘Between Privilege and Vulnerability: Retirement and Lifestyle Migration in Cuenca, Ecuador’ American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, August 10th, 2013.


‘The Geographic Arbitrage of America’s New Emigrants: Retirement Insecurity and the Transnational Agency of Lifestyle Migrants to Cuenca, Ecuador,’ 3rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Network for Critical Sociology, Kingsport, Nova Scotia, July 23rd, 2013.


‘Moving South: North American retirement and lifestyle migration in the age of geographic arbitrage’ States in Crisis: 25th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics [SASE], Milano, Italy, June 27th, 2013.


‘Gringolandia: Lifestyle Migration in Ecuador’ American Athropological Association, San Francisco, November 15th, 2012.


‘International Retirement Migration in Cuenca, Ecuador,’ 2012 Annual Meetings, Canadian Sociological Association, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, May 30th, 2012.


‘The Business Cycle and Capitalist Social Regulation: Visions of Liberal Industrial Society in the Early 20th Century,’ 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, June 25th, 2011.


‘Stuctural Effects and Business Cycles: The Invention of New Terrains of Administrative Action,’ Inaugural Meeting of the Canadian Network for Critical Sociology, Doaktown, NB, June 5th, 2011.


‘Foucault, State Effects and Modern Technologies of Economic Government: Loose Theoretical Strings in the Political Sociology of Capitalist Modernity,’ 2011 Annual Meetings, Canadian Sociological Association, St. Thomas University/UNB, Fredericton, May 31st, 2011.

Select Invited Presentations


“Lifestyle Migration and the Coloniality of Power: transnationalism in the context of global inequality,” keynote lecture, Lifestyle Migration Hub Meeting, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 13th, 2016.


“Envejecimiento, vulnerabilidad y transnacionalismo: las migraciones de estadounidenses hacia América Latina,” Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de Valencia, Spain, October 10th, 2016.


“Lifestyle Migrants,” Who is a Migrant? A Panel Discussion, Migration Research Network, Goldsmiths University, London, UK, March 9th, 2016.


“Hacia el mundo de la hacienda: Migración transnacional norte-sur y la gentrificación rural en Ecuador,” [Into the World of the Hacienda: North-South Transnational Migration and Rural Gentrification in Ecuador], Centro Nacional de Estrategías para el Derecho al Territorio (CENEDET), Instituto Altos Estudios Nacionales, Quito, Ecuador, May 7th, 2015.


“Cultural Sociology and Lifestyle Migration,” The Future of Lifestyle Migration Research, Goldsmiths University, London, UK, October 24th, 2014.


“La migración residencial de estadounidenses a Cuenca: estrategias económicas y (des)encuentros culturales,” [US Residential Migration to Cuenca: Economic Strategies and Cultural (mis)Encounters], FLACSO, Quito, Ecuador, June 18th, 2013.


“Between Privilege and Vulnerability: Lifestyle & Retirement Migration to Cuenca, Ecuador,” CERLAC (Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean), York University, Toronto, ON, March 11th, 2013.


‘Climate Justice and Climate Change: Global Context, Local Action,’ Planning Fredericton: A Community Forum on Climate Justice, Fredericton, NB, April 2nd, 2011.