Cynthia McClintock

Title:
Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Office:
Room 407 Monroe Hall
Phone:
202-994-6589
Fax:
202-994-7743
Email:
mccl[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Latin American politics, U.S. policy towards Latin America

Cynthia McClintock is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University. She is the author of Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018), Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador’s FMLN and Peru’s Shining Path (U.S. Institute of Peace, 1998), and Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (Princeton University Press, 1981). She was the President of the Latin American Studies Association in 1994-95, a member of the Council of the American Political Science Association (APSA) in 1999-2000, and Chair of APSA’s Section on Comparative Democratization in 2003-05. Awarded a Fulbright grant, she taught at the Catholic University in Peru in 1987, and in 2008 received the Orden del Sol del Perú (Order of the Sun of Peru, awarded by the Peruvian state for extraordinary contributions to Peru). In 2019, she won the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Latin American Studies Association’s Peru Section.

Education

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Publications

  • Electoral Rules and Democracy in Latin America (Oxford University Press, 2018)
  • The United States and Peru: Cooperation — at a Cost (co-authored with Fabián Vallas; Routledge, 2003 and Spanish edition, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2005)
  • Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador's FMLN and Peru's Shining Path (U.S. Institute of Peace Press, 1998)
  • Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (Princeton University Press, 1981)
  • The Peruvian Experiment Reconsidered, Abraham F. Lowenthal and Cynthia McClintock, eds. (Princeton University Press, 1983 and Spanish edition, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 1985)

Dr. McClintock also is the author of scholarly articles in World PoliticsComparative PoliticsJournal of Democracy, and many other journals.

Classes Taught

PSC 2383 Comparative Politics of Latin America

PSC 2484 International Relations of Latin America

PSC 6230 Comparative Government and Politics

PSC 6383 Comparative Politics of Latin America

PSc 6484 International Relations of Latin America

PSC 8334 Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective