Past Courses Undergraduate CPO 3003; Honors Introduction to Comparative Politics CPO 4305; Honors Religion and Politics in Latin America CPO 4303; Honors Latin American Politics IDS 4933; Honors History, Politics, Civilization and Culture in Latin America (co-taught) IDS 4933; Honors Latin American Indigenous Religion in Transition (co-taught) IDS 4933;Immigration and the American Dream (co-taught) IDS 4957; Understanding Immigration and Transnationalism (co-taught study abroad) INR 3102; Honors American Foreign Policy INR 3248; Honors Exporting Democracy: U.S. Policy Toward Latin America in the 20th Century ISS 2932 and 4932; Honors Writing in the Social Sciences
Graduate and other courses Latin American Political Systems Seminar on Religion and Politics in Latin America Religion, Politics, and Migration Religion, Gender, and Politics in Latin America through Film
Honors Theses Directed
Bianca Trifoi, May 2015: "A Nation's Vibrant and Triumphant Incarnation in a Man": Personality Cults and Isolation in North Korea and Cuba
Akemi Inamoto, May 2015: Immigrant Integration and Assimilation: An Analysis of the El Sol Neighborhood Resource Center in Jupiter Florida
Jaspar Leahy, August, 2015: Alternative Education Strategies in the Reintegration of Liberian Former Child Soldiers
Catherine Thomas, August, 2015: Chinese Motivations for Supporting the One-Child Policy
Hannah Gladyszewski, August 2014: The American Political Party System: An Analysis of Cyclical Patterns in Two-Party Systems
Gabrielle Vitucci, May 2014: Restriction versus Integration: Party Affiliation and other Factors in Local Immigration Enforcement
Janine Smith, May 2014: Political Efficacy and Postmodern Multiplicity in Ishmael Reed’s Flight to Canada
Daniel Tracy, May 2014: Neo-conservatism, Realism, and the Conflicts in Iraq: Analyzing the Perspectives that Influenced Policy
Megan Geiger: "He has asked us to live our lives for tomorrow" : un análisis discursivo y longitudinal de los sermones de una congregación de la Iglesia Pentecostal Unida. (Winner, 2014 Outstanding Thesis Award)
Celeste Corrales, May 2013: Of Free Markets and Caged Humans: The Ethical and Legal Implications of For-Profit Immigrant Detention (Winner, 2013 Outstanding Thesis Award).
Dawn Fae Adolfson, May 2013: Para el Sur: Analyzing Contemporary Mexican Return Migration with a Case Study of Jupiter, Florida Migrants
Sarah Harris: May 2013: Homogeneity or Heterogeneity: The Effects of Race and Religion on Jewish Immigrants in Argentina and Brazil Luke West, May 2013: Restrictionism’s Double Edge: Lessons Learned from California’s Immigration Politics
Adrian Villar, May 2012: Chávez and the Media : A Framework for Analyzing the 2012 Presidential Election News Coverage in Venezuela
Case Boeshaar, May 2011: A Clash of Civilizations or a Clash of National Interests: The United States and its Key Role in the Middle East.
Kristina Klaas, May 2011: Help or Hindrance? An Evaluation of the 287g Program and Local Immigration Enforcement in Florida.
Erika Cadena, May 2011: From Borders to Neighborhoods: Explaining the Shift toward State and Local Immigration Law Enforcement in the United States.
Jessica Esteves, May 2010: More Social Capital Please! A Study of Brazilian Immigrant Community.
Heather Chase, May 2010: Rethinking Religious Competition: Church-State Relations in Catholic- and Islamic-Majority Authoritarian States (Winner, 2010 Outstanding Thesis Award).
David Fertitta, May 2010: The Miseducation of Hugo Chavez
Sandra Lazo de la Vega, May 2009: Catholic Church Activism on Immigration Issues: Testing the Rational Actor Model (Winner, 2009 Outstanding Thesis Award). http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-00645
Kathryn Klaas, May 2009: Help or Hype? The Role of Internet Marketing in Rural Development Strategies (Winner, 2009 Outstanding Thesis Award). http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-00855?func=results-jump-full&set_entry=000002&set_number=001884&base=GEN01-FAU01
Amanda Hoogkamp, May 2009: Analyzing the Growth of Protestantism in MexicoKelly Walsh, May 2009:The Intended and Unintended Consequences of Democracy Promotion in Latin America.http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-01035
Pierre A Louis, May 2008: Pentecostalism, Development, and Democracy in Latin America. http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-01130
Michael McMillan, May 2008: The Role of Church/State Conflict in the Growth of Religious Pluralism in Latin America (Winner, 2008 Outstanding Thesis Award). http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-01130
Alan Manuel Peña, May 2008: Secularism in Latin America? Looking at the Effects of Social Welfare and Leftist Parties on Religiosity. http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-01632
John Leisinger, Dec. 2007: Long Live Arab Authoritarianism? A Cross-Case Analysis of Regime Survivability in Saudi Arabia and Egypt. http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-01757
Jocelyn Sabbagh, May 2007: What Remittances Can’t Buy: The Social Costs of Transnational Gossip for Women in Jacaltenango, Guatemala (Winner, 2007 Outstanding Thesis Award). http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-00645
Yulia Huberdeau, Dec. 2006: Free Trade and Immigration from Mexico: Experience from the North American Free Trade Agreement. Jenson Grant, May 2006: Touched by the Holy Spirit: The Pentecostalization of Venezuela and the 1998 Presidential Election. http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-02400?func=results-jump-full&set_entry=000003&set_number=001906&base=GEN01-FAU01
Wendy Martinez, May 2007: A Step Toward Democracy: The Case of the Nicaraguan Revolution.
Nicole Neubauer, May 2005: The North American Free Trade Agreement as a Two-Level Game and Implications for the Free Trade Area of the Americas (Winner, 2005 Outstanding Thesis Award). http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-02689
Karla Dominguez, May 2005: Out of the Country or Out of Society: Immigration Policy in the United States and Spain. http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-02854
Mindy McLester, May 2005: An Ocean Apart: Campaign Finance in the United States and Great Britain.Rigers Gjyshi, August 2005: Challenges to Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe: Lessons from the Albanian Case.
Rachel Braun, May 2005: Silvio Berlusconi: A Threat to Italian Democracy.Shani Palencia, May 2004: Political Independence at the Expense of Economic Success: Counter Dependency Strategies and Cuba-U.S. Relations.
Charles Oerter, May 2004: United States Foreign Policy: The Maintenance of a Unipolar World and the “Axis of Evil”.
Walteria Tucker, May 2004: Guns versus Growth: The Military-Industrial Complex and the Economics of Defense Expenditure.
Steve Nicole, May 2004: The Religious Market of Chile: Causes for the Growth of Pentecostalism.
Tiffany L. Barry, May 2003: Agricultural Influences: The Immigration in the National Interest Act of 1995.
Sheaniva Haynes, May 2003: The Constitutionality of President George W. Bush's Military Commissions.
Stephen Ewen, December 2003: Exogenous Development vs. Endogenous Development in Haiti (Winner, 2003 Outstanding Researcher Award). http://digitool.fcla.edu/R/B3G7GPES2MLX13P4GCX1X76BTD8IX1CVS43BVH2EERQQ2HXUJC-04056
Anya Canache, May 2003: The Maya in Jupiter, Florida: Remittances and Immigrant Perceptions of Change in the Home Community (Winner, 2003 Outstanding Thesis Award).
Katharine A. Taylor, May 2003: Sex, Violence, and Corruption: The Politics of Cinema in Post-Transition Mexico.
Julie Downs, May 2002: Interest Representation and Congressional Voting Behavior: The Role of Campaign Contributions.