Nicaragua – COI

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Prof Karen Kampwirth


Karen Kampwirth is a Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Latin American Studies program of Knox College. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.A. from Knox College, summa cum laude in Political Science and Spanish. She has written extensively on gender and Central America. Her publications include Gender and Populism in Latin America: Passionate Politics 2010, where she was Editor and contributor; Feminism and the Legacy of Revolution: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chiapas 2004 ; Women and Guerrilla Movements: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chiapas, Cuba 2002 (Translated to Spanish and Turkish (Forthcoming) and Radical Women in Latin America: Left and Right, editor and contributor (with Victoria González), 2001.

Dr Harry E. Vanden (LGBTI)


Dr Harry E. Vanden is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of South Florida, Tamp. He holds a Ph.D., Polit¬ical Science with a minor concentration in Latin American Studies from The New School for Social Research, New York, an M.A in Political Science and a graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies from the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, a International Affairs, minor in Spanish from Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania and a “Diploma” from the Universidad Computense de Madrid, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Madrid, España (New York University Junior Year in Spain). He has written and researched extensively on Central America political conditions and Central American Gang Activity. He has also carried out election observation in Nicaragua, Venezuela and Mozambique. He has acted as an expert Witness on country conditions in U.S. Immigration, Federal and State Courts in the areas of general political and social conditions, gangs and gang victimization in Central America, status of homosexuals and domestic violence. His most recent published books include: Social Movements and Leftists Governments in Latin America. London: Zed Press, 2012, Gary Prevost, Carlos Oliva and Harry E. Vanden, eds.; José Carlos Mariátegui: An Anthology of His Writings. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2011, translated and edited by Harry E. Vanden and Marc Becker; Latin America: An Introduction. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011,Gary Prevost and Harry E. Vanden; Politics of Latin America: The Power Game. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 4th edition (further revised with additional new chapter on U.S.- Latin American Relations ), 2012, Harry E. Vanden and Gary Prevost; Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century, Resistance, Power, and Democracy, Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008, Richard Stahler-Sholk, Harry E. Vanden and Glen Kuecker, eds (Chosen as a Choice Outstanding Academic Book for 2009) and Inter-American Relations in an Era of Globalization. Beyond Unilaterialism? Whitby, Ontario: de Sitter Publications, 2007, Jorge Nef. and Harry E. Vanden, eds.