Omar G. Encarnación
Charles Flint Kellogg Professor of Politics in the Division of Social Studies
Primary Academic Program: Politics
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Global and International Studies, Human Rights, Latin American and Iberian Studies
Biography:Omar G. Encarnación’s teaching and research interests include South American and Southern European politics, especially democratization, social movements, and LGBTQ politics. He is the author of Spanish Politics: Democracy After Dictatorship (Polity Press, 2008); Democracy without Justice in Spain: The Politics of Forgetting (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014); Out in the Periphery: Latin America’s Gay Rights Revolution (Oxford University Press, 2017); and The Case for Gay Reparations (Oxford University Press, 2021). His academic writing appears in Comparative Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Perspectives on Politics, West European Politics, Southern European Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Democracy, Human Rights Quarterly, Ethics & International Affairs, and Latin American Research Review. He has written opinion pieces for The New York Times, Current History, Foreign Affairs, Time, World Policy Journal, The Nation, Foreign Policy, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New York Review of Books.
Professor Encarnación received his PhD in politics from Princeton University, where he was the recipient of the Presidential Fellowship. His research has been supported by the Council for European Studies, Fulbright-Hays Program, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Ford Foundation, and National Research Council. He has been a visiting fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Social Sciences of the Juan March Institute in Madrid, Center for Latin American Studies of Georgetown University, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
At Bard since 1998.