Bard Faculty

Omar Encarnación

Professor of Political Studies; Director, Political Studies Program

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Global and International Studies, Human Rights, Latin American and Iberian Studies, Political Studies


B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Princeton University. Recipient, Ford Foundation/National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship (1998), Andrew W. Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellowship (1997), Princeton University Presidential Fellowship (1990�95), Fulbright Dissertation Fellowship to Spain (1993), Council of European Studies Predissertation Fellowship (1992). Visiting fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1998), Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies (1997), Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences of the Juan March Institute, Madrid (1994), Yale University Political Science Department (1993). Author of The Myth of Civil Society: Social Capital and Democratic Consolidation in Spain and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), and articles and reviews in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, South European Society and Politics, World Policy Journal, Studies in Comparative International Development, Orbis, and Political Science Quarterly. At Bard since 1998.


Phone: 845-758-7230
Location: Aspinwall
Office: 211