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Clarisa Pérez-Armendáriz

Associate Professor of Politics



Latin American Studies


B.A., Pomona College; MPP, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

My research explores the influence of international migrants on politics and economic development in migrants’ origin countries. I also consider the conditions under which migrants choose to engage their origin countries, and how origin country public policies, as well as the attitudes and practices of citizens who do not migrate, affect migrants’ origin country engagement and its effects. I am interested in addressing these questions around the globe, but I specialize in Mexican politics and US-Mexico migration.

Teaching for Academic Year 2015-16

Fall 2015
PLTC 320: Immigrants and their Homelands
PLTC 249: Politics of Latin America

Winter 2016
PLTC 122: Government and Politics in Global Perspective
PLTC 218: Statistics for Political Analysis

Short Term 2016
PLTC s13:  Immigration Reform

Other Courses that I Teach

PLTC 209: US-Latin American Relations
FYS 385: Power and Authority in Latin America through Film