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  • Director, Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)
  • Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Research Summary

I am interested in understanding how and why individuals come to participate in political activities in the countries where they live. I am especially interested in understanding the institutional factors that lead to the inclusion or exclusion of marginal or vulnerable groups, such as immigrants, the poor, or, in certain contexts, women. I have explored these questions in the context of Mexico, cross-nationally in Latin America, and among undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, CARLETON COLLEGE
  • Master of Arts, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ANN ARB
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan

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