Deborah J. Yashar

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Deborah J. Yashar "is associate professor of politics and international affairs and director of Princeton University’s Program in Latin American Studies. Her research focuses on the comparative study of democracy–with publications on democracy and authoritarianism, citizenship, ethnic politics, social movements, party systems, and globalization. Her new book project is entitled Violence, Citizenship, and Public Security in Post-Authoritarian Latin America.

"Her books include Demanding Democracy: Reform and Reaction in Costa Rica and Guatemala (Stanford, 1997) and Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Post-liberal Challenge (Cambridge, 2005), which received the 2006 Mattei Dogan Honorable Mention, awarded by the Society for Comparative Research.

"Yashar was a 1996 visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute and has received fellowships and awards from Fulbright, the Joint Committee on Latin American Studies of the American Council of Learned Societies, the Social Science Research Council, the United States Institute of Peace, and Princeton’s Class of 1934 University Preceptor-ship, among others.

"She earned her PhD in political science from the University of California-Berkeley." [1]

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  1. Executive Committee, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, accessed June 13, 2010.