- Associate Professor
- Comparative Government and Politics, Latin America
- Political Science
- Ph.D. Boston University
I teach in the areas of comparative government, Latin America, and environmental politics. My research interests include ethnic politics, ethnic social movements and local governance, territorial politics, environmental justice, and institutional change in Latin America in general and Colombia in particular.
2021. With Stephen Mumme. Environmental capacities in Latin America: a comparison of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. The Social Science Journal.
Forthcoming. Modernization and Culture in García Márquez’s Caribbean. Oxford Handbook of Gabriel García Márquez, in Bell-Villada, Gene and Ignacio Lopez-Calvo, eds. Oxford University Press.
Forthcoming. Indigenous Social Movements and Institutional Reform: Mechanisms of Interest Representation in Three Colombian Municipalities. Latin American Perspectives.
2018. Multiculturalism, Legal Pluralism and Local Government in Colombia: Indigenous Autonomy and Institutional Embeddedness in Karmata Rúa, Antioquia. Journal of Latin American Studies 50 (3): 517 - 547.
2016. Territory and Territoriality in Colombian Politics. Contextualizaciones Latinoamericanas (15), 19.
2015. Injustice and Organization in Anchicayá, Colombia: An Environmental Legal Case in a Hydropower Watershed. Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability.
2014. The Territorialization of Ethno-political Reforms in Colombia: Chocó as a Case Study. Latin American Research Review 49(3): 126-152
2013. With Gamze Çavdar. Teaching Large Classes with Clickers: Results from a Teaching Experiment in Comparative Politics. PS: Political Science and Politics 46(4): 823-829.
2011. Confining Ethnic Territorial Autonomy in Colombia: The Case of the Naya River Basin. Journal of Environment and Development 20(4): 405-427.
2011. Contested Territoriality: Ethnic Challenges to Colombia's Territorial Regimes. Bulletin of Latin American Research 30(2): 213–228.
2011. Democracy, Governance and Social Movements in Colombia: 1990-2006. In Tanaka and Jácome, eds. Challenges to Democratic Governance: Political and Institutional Reforms and Social Movements in the Andean Region. Translated by Jane Guppy and Gordon Hart. Lima: IEP, IDRC, IVESP, 183-210.
POLS 241: Comparative Government and Politics
POLS 442: Environmental Politics in the Developing World
POLS 446: South American Politics
POLS 541: Political Economy of Change and Development
POLS 492: Politics in the Developing World