Alcaldes Ex-Migrantes

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

LS/PT 249: Politics of Latin America

Course Overview: This course explores modern Latin American politics. We consider how major political and economic actors, events, and ideas from the colonial period through the present contribute to strengthening or weakening representative government and economic growth in the region. Focusing on the cases of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile  students learn about mass politics and populism; […]

LS/PT 353: Political Violence in Latin America

Course Overview: Why are politics and public life in contemporary Latin America so violent? Political violence is inherent to revolutions, civil wars, and authoritarian regimes. In contrast, one of the merits of democracy is that it facilitates the peaceful allocation resources and power among competing actors. In theory, “losers” do not have to resort to […]

PLTC 122: Government and Politics in Global Perspective

In this course, students consider the principal theories and methods for studying comparative politics. What is the state and how did it come about? What characterizes a democratic regime and how is it different from a non-democratic regime? How and why do some regimes become authoritarian and why do some regimes undergo successful democratic transition? […]

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