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Michael Danielson

Visiting Assistant Professor of International Affairs

Michael Danielson received his Ph.D. in Political Science from American University. His dissertation, "Politics At Home Abroad: The Engagement of Mexican Migrants in their Home Towns" has been supported by Fulbright, National Science Foundation, and Gill Family Foundation awards. He holds an MA in International Policy Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Spanish and Philosophy degrees from Santa Clara University. As a practitioner, he has consulted for the Kino Border Initiative and served as a policy analyst for the Children's Defense Fund and the Center on Policy Initiatives.


Ph.D., American University


  • Co-editor (with Eisenstadt, Bailon Corres, and Sorroza Polo) of Latin America's Multicultural Movements: The Struggle Between Communitarianism, Autonomy, and Human Rights (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • "Ethnic Identity, Informal Institutions, and the Failure to Elect Women in Indigenous Southern Mexico" (with Eisenstadt and Yelle, forthcoming in the Journal of Politics in Latin America)
  • "Walking Together, but in Which Direction? Gender Discrimination and Multicultural Practices in Oaxaca, Mexico" (with Eisenstadt, Politics & Gender, 2009)
  • "All Immigration Politics is Local: The Day Labor Ordinance in Vista, California" in Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States (edited by Monica W. Varsanyi, Stanford University Press and UCSD, 2010)

Classes Taught

IAFF 3187 Special Topics in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

PSC 2383 Governments & Politics of Latin America

PSC 6383 Comparative Politics of Latin America