Political scientist Hagopian awarded Wilson Center fellowship

Author: Kyle Chamberlin


Frances Hagopian, the Michael P. Grace II Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, has been awarded a 2007-08 fellowship from theWoodrowWilsonInternationalCenterfor Scholars.

Hagopian will spend the academic year working on her current research project, titledReorganizing Political Representation in Latin America: Parties, Program and Patronage inArgentina,Brazil,ChileandMexico,in residence at theWilsonCenterinWashington,DC.

Hagopian, who earned her doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), serves as a faculty fellow of Notre Dames Kellogg Institute for International Studies and Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She previously taught atHarvardUniversity,TuftsUniversityand MIT.

Her research and teaching focus on the comparative politics of Latin America, with emphasis on democratization and the political economy of economic reform inBraziland the Southern Cone. She is author of the bookTraditional Politics and Regime Change inBraziland co-editor ofThe Third Wave of Democratization inLatin America.

Established by an act of Congress in 1968, theWilsonCenteris the nations official living memorial to the only American president with a doctoral degree, Woodrow Wilson. A non-partisan institute for advanced study and dialogue, the center brings pre-eminent thinkers toWashingtonto interact with policymakers and public officials.

_ Contact: Fran Hagopian, 574-631-8529, fhagopia@nd.edu

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