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Current Member

Kenneth M. Roberts

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

Government/Political Science

Home Institution

Cornell University

I study comparative and Latin American politics, with a focus on popular movements and crises of democratic representation. My current research lies at the intersection of populism, social movements, and political parties, analyzing movements that try to restrict or expand democratic rights in Latin America, Europe and the U.S.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science
current

Degrees

Stanford University
Ph.D.
1992
University of Colorado
M.A.
1984
Eckerd College
B.A.
1981

Honors

2016
Richard J. Schwartz Endowed Professorship, Cornell University
2016
Best Book Award, Comparative Democratization Section, American Political Science Association
2014
James Caporaso Best Paper Award, Comparative Political Studies,

Appointments

Universidad Carlos III-Instituto Juan March, Madrid, Spain
2018
Fulbright Visiting Scholar
Centre for Social Movement Studies, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
2017
Visiting Research Fellow
Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University
2016
Greenleaf Distinguished Visiting Chair
University of New Mexico
1992–2005
Assistant/Associate Professor
Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Santiago, Chile
1989–1990
Fulbright Visiting Scholar