Associate Professor

Political Economy

Fletcher School, Tufts University

In July 2003, I joined the faculty of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University after five years as assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. While at Syracuse, I spent two years on leave as a William R. Rhodes Postdoctoral Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University, where I am now an Adjunct Associate Professor of Research. I am author of Parties and Unions in the New Global Economy (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004) and co-editor with Abraham F. Lowenthal of The California-Mexico Connection (Stanford University Press, 1993). I am also author of articles published in Latin American Politics & Society, Studies in Comparative International Development, International Studies Review, Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, South European Politics and Society, and Politica y gobierno, as well as book chapters in New Patterns for Mexico: Observations on Remittances, Philanthropic Giving, and Equitable Development (Harvard University Press, 2005), El Programa 3x1 para Migrantes (ITAM, UAZ, y Miguel ángel Porrúa, 2006), Beyond Neoliberalism in Latin America? Society and Politics at the Crossroads (Palgrave 2009), and Transnational Transfers and Global Development (Palgrave 2012). I am currently completing a book manuscript on the impact of migration on democratic deepening in developing countries, based partly on original research on projects co-financed by U.S.-based migrant associations in their communities of origin in Mexico.