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Professor Collins’s research focuses on Latin American and Andean Politics. Her publications include articles and book chapters on political participation by indigenous and social movements in Ecuador and Bolivia, populism, and new left political projects in the Andes. She was the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships for field research in Ecuador and Bolivia and serves as a contributing editor to the Handbook of Latin American Studies.
Comparative Politics; Political Development; Latin American Politics; Latin America in World Affairs; Dilemmas of War and Peace: Introduction to Peace Studies; Capstone on Human Rights; Capstone on the Politics of Inequality; Radical and Utopian Politics; and Health Politics and Policy.
Professor Collins grew up in New Rochelle, NY. After graduating from college, she spent eight years working in Central and South America, first in Nicaragua with Witness for Peace, and then in Ecuador with the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI). She has been at UWSP since 2007, having previously taught for a couple of years at Colgate University in upstate New York and for a semester at William Patterson University in New Jersey. Together with her husband and teenage daughter, she loves to bike on the Green Circle, hike, backpack, and travel.
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