Associate Professor

About

  • Role:

    Faculty
  • Position:

    • Associate Professor
  • Concentration:

    • Comparative Government and Politics, Latin America
  • Department:

    • Political Science
  • Education:

    • Ph.D. Boston University

Biography

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.

Publications

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.

2017. Multiculturalism, Legal Pluralism and Local Government in Colombia: Indigenous Autonomy and Institutional Embeddedness in Karmata Rúa, Antioquia. Journal of Latin American Studies.

2016. García Márquez and Mamagallismo: On Fatigued Roosters, Resistance, Sense of Humor, and the Colombian Personality, in Bell-Villada, Gene H. ed. Gabriel García Márquez in Retrospect. A Collection. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, Ch. 4.

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.

2015. Social Movement Contention in Colombia: 1958-2010. In Almeida, Paul and Allen Cordero, eds. Handbook of Social Movements across Latin America. Springer.   Translated by CLACSO to Spanish in 2017.

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.

2009. Los movimientos sociales como termómetro del proceso de democratización en Colombia. In Martha Márquez, Eduardo Pastrana and Guillermo Hoyos, eds. Democracia y Ciudadanía: Problemas, promesas y experiencias en la región andina, Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 187-198.

2007. Los efectos de la Constitución de 1991 sobre la protesta social en Colombia: un análisis estadístico. Revista Colombiana de Sociología 28: 73-93.

2007. Cambio constitucional y capacidades institucionales: un análisis de la protesta social en Colombia. Opinião Pública 13(1): 124-147.

2006. Cambio institucional y protesta social en Colombia 1964-2000: Un análisis de series de tiempo. Colombia Internacional 63: 70-87.

2003. Un marco para analizar la contestación social en la región andina. In Consuelo Ahumada and Telma Angarita, eds. Populismo y movimientos sociales en la región andina. Bogotá: PUJ, 187-243.

2000. With Consuelo Ahumada. Descentralización, poder local y participación comunitaria en cinco municipios colombianos. In Pablo Franky, ed. Descentralización andina, Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 243-264.

2000. With Consuelo Ahumada. Colombia. Descentralización, poder local y participación comunitaria. Estudio de caso. In María A. Huerta et. al., eds. Descentralización, municipio y participación ciudadana en Chile, Colombia y  Guatemala. Bogotá: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, 159-228.

Courses

  • 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