Northwestern University

Apr
21
Fri 3:00 PM

Erica Simmons

When: Friday, April 21, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Buffett Institute Conference Room, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Y Thien Nguyen  

Group: Comparative-Historical Social Science Working Group (Buffett Institute)

Co-Sponsor(s):
Department of Political Science

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Erica Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies and is the Department of Political Science Board of Visitors Professor. She also holds a courtesy appointment with the Department of Sociology.

Simmons' research and teaching are motivated by an interest in contentious politics, particularly in Latin America. Simmons received an AB from Harvard College (1999) and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago (2012). Her current work explores the intersection of market reforms and political resistance in the region and her dissertation on the topic was awarded the Latin American Studies Association/Oxfam America 2013 Martin Diskin award. Her forthcoming book, Meaningful Resistance: Market Reforms and the Roots of Social Protest in Latin America (Cambridge University Press 2016) tackles questions of resistance to the marketization of subsistence in Latin America. She has published three related articles, "Market Reforms and Water Wars" (World Politics), "Grievances do matter in mobilization" (Theory and Society), and "Corn, Markets, and Mobilization in Mexico" (Comparative Politics). Simmons has also written on Bolivian politics more broadly; a co-authored article entitled "Coping by Colluding: Political Uncertainty and Promiscuous Powersharing in Indonesia and Bolivia" was published in Comparative Political Studies in November 2013.

Simmons also writes on qualitative methods. Her co-authored article, "Informative Regress: Critical Antecedents in Comparative Politics" was published in Comparative Political Studies in July 2010 and "Comparison with an Ethnographic Sensibility" (co-authored with Nicholas Rush Smith) is forthcoming in PS: Political Science and Politics.

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