COUNTRY: United States
AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Democracy and Governance – Economic Reform – Sexuality and LGBT Politics
Javier Corrales is the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor and chair of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1996. His recent book, Fixing Democracy (Oxford University Press), focuses on constituent assemblies and presidential powers in Latin America. He is the co-author, with Michael Penfold, of Dragon in the Tropics: Venezuela and the Legacy of Hugo Chávez (Brookings Institution Press, 2015); with Daniel Altschuler, of The Promise of Participation: Experiments in Participatory Governance in Honduras and Guatemala (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); and, with Carlos Romero, of U.S.-Venezuela Relations since the 1990s: Coping with Midlevel Security Threats (Routledge, 2013). He is also the co-editor (with Mario Pecheny) of The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010). He was a Fulbright scholar in Colombia in 2016 and in Venezuela in 2005. He is on the editorial board of Latin American Politics and Society, the European Review of Latin America and the Caribbean, and Americas Quarterly.