Professor of Political Studies; Director, Political Studies Program
Primary Academic Program: Political Studies
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Global and International Studies, Human Rights, Latin American and Iberian Studies
Biography:B.A., Bridgewater College; M.A., University of Texas at Austin; Ph.D., Princeton University. Recipient of Princeton University Presidential Fellowship, Council of European Studies Pre-dissertation Fellowship, Fulbright-Hays Dissertation Fellowship to Spain, and Ford Foundation/National Research Council Post-doctoral Fellowship. Visiting fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Georgetown University Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences of the Juan March Institute in Madrid. Author of Spanish Politics: Democracy After Dictatorship (2008), Democracy without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting (2014), and Out in the Periphery: Latin America's Gay Rights Revolution (2017); and of articles and reviews in Comparative Politics, Comparative Political Studies, West European Politics, Perspectives on Politics, and Political Science Quarterly, among others. Regular contributor to The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, The Nation, Foreign Affairs, Current History and Foreign Policy. At Bard since 1998.