Root Bio

Rebecca Root

    Professor Rebecca Root received her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts , Amherst in February 2007. Her research interests include transnational social movements, Latin American politics, democratization, development, and comparing responses to political violence across regions. She has conducted research in Peru and Mexico , though her travels have also taken her to Europe and North Africa and will take her to Cambodia in the summer of 2008. Before joining the Geneseo faculty, Professor Root spent the 2006-2007 academic year teaching at Iona College in New Rochelle , New York.

 
 Contact Info

Office: Welles 3D

Phone: 245-5458

e-Mail: rootr@geneseo.edu 

 Courses

PLSC 120 Comparative Politics
PLSC 228 Developing World Politics
PLSC 227 Democratization
PLSC 246 US Foreign Policy
PLSC 291 Civil War and Conflict Resolution
PLSC 324 Human Rights
PLSC 388 Politics of South America
INTD 105 Fighting Colonialism in the Congo

 Publications 
  • The Sticking Point: Human Rights and Civil-Military Relations in Latin America : A book length manuscript. Under revision.

  • “Book Review: Fujimori's Peru : Deception in the Public Sphere .” Comparative Political Studies. August 2006 (Vol 39): p. 794-797.

  • Entries in Poverty in the United States : An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy (2004). Gwendolyn Mink and Alice O'Connor, eds. Topics covered include: The Grapes of Wrath , How the Other Half Lives , The Jungle , Vocational Education, Indentured Servitude, Agency for International Development, AmeriCorps, Operation Breadbasket, Vista, Dillingham Commission Report, Teacher Corps.

 

 Professional Awards and Activities 
  • “Outsiders In: Transitional Justice Networks and State Transformation.” Paper presented at the International Studies Association conference in Chicago , IL , March 2007.
  • “The Sticking Point: Human Rights and Civil-Military Relations in Latin America .” Paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association conference in Boston , MA , November 2006.
  • Panel chair, organizer and discussant. “ Contested Ideas of State and Nation in Turkey .” New England Political Science Association conference in Portsmouth , NH , May 2006.
  • “Human Rights Accountability in Transitioning Democracies: Negotiating Transitional Justice in Peru .” Paper presented at the American Political Science Association conference in Washington DC , September 2005.
  • “Negotiating Truth: Transitional Justice in Peru .” Paper presented at the New England Political Science Association conference in Portland , Maine , April 2005.
  • Reviewed papers submitted to the American Academy of Political and Social Science in competition for the Academy's Undergraduate Research Award, 2005.
  • American Political Science Association Travel Grant, 2005
  • University of Massachusetts Travel Grant, 2005
  • Graduate Fellow of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 2005
  • Carter Center Graduate Student Assistantship, 2004

 Education 
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Political Science, specializations in Comparative Politics and International Relations
  • B.A. Eckerd College ; Major – Literature, Minors – International Relations, Philosophy

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