James D. Bowen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Department Chair
Undergraduate: Latin American Politics; Politics of the Developing World; Mexican Politics; US-Latin America Relations; Latin American Social Movements. Graduate: Political Change; Politics of Economic Development
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008
M.A. in Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003
M.A. in Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2002
B.A., Hanover College, 2000
- Latin American politics
- Economic development
Publications and Media Placements
“Rethinking Democratic Governance: State-building, Autonomy, and Accountability in
Correa’s Ecuador,” Journal of Politics in Latin America (2015), Vol. 7, No. 1, pp.
“The Right and Non-party Forms of Representation and Participation: Bolivia and Ecuador Compared” in Cristóbal Rovira Kaltwasser and Juan Pablo Luna, eds. (2014)
The Right and Democracy in Contemporary Latin America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 94-116; (with Candace Martínez)
“The Ethical Challenges of the UN's Clean Development Mechanism in the Solid Waste Management Sector,” Journal of Business Ethics (2013), Vol. 117, No. 4, pp. 807-821
“Multiculturalism, Markets, and Democracy: Elites and Indigenous Movements in Contemporary Ecuador,” Journal of Latin American Studies 43:3 (2011), pp. 451-483
“The Right in ‘New Left’ Latin America,” Journal of Politics in Latin America 3:1 (2011), pp. 99-124.
Honors and Awards
- Fulbright Scholar (Colombia, 2016)
- President's Research Fund Award
Professional Organizations and Associations
- Latin American Studies Association
- Midwest Association of Latin American Studies