Professor of Sociology & Political Science

Director, Latin American Studies Program


When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won.  There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall.  Think of it―always.

-Mahatma Gandhi

Current Courses

Data Analysis for Social Scientists

Latin America from a Global Perspective

Global Inequality


Courses Recently Taught

Comparative Political Economy: Emerging Market Countries

India's Political Economy

Sociology Senior Seminar

Politics, Economy & Society


Selected Recent Publications

2013. “Emerging Trends in Latin America, the Rise of Brazil and the potential for India,” Foreign Affairs Journal- January-March 1, pp. 23-35.

2013. “Indian migration to the Caribbean: Reflections on the formation of Ethnic Identity,” pp. 160-179, In P. Singh and M. Raymond Izarali (eds.). The Contemporary Caribbean: Issues and Challenges (Delhi: Shipra Publications).

2012. "Political Democracy, Neoliberalism, and Social Equity: Chile in Comparative Perspective," pp. 74-95, In A. Nafey, et al (eds.). Chile in the Age of Globalization (New Delhi: Manak Publishers).

2009. "Democracy and Equity in Chile," World Focus 350, February, 82-86.

Favorite Links

ICDS - San Jose, Costa Rica

UCV - Valparaiso, Chile

International Sociological Association

Latin American Studies Association

American Sociological Association

International Studies Association