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Juan Lindau


Juan Lindau has taught at Colorado College since 1989. He received a B.A. in Anthropology from New College in 1977, and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in 1980. He received, as well, a M.A. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1987,) both in Political Science, from Harvard University. He primarily teaches courses on Comparative Politics and Latin American Politics, and actively participates, outside the department, in the History/Political Science major and the International Political Economy major. Several of Professor Lindau’s courses are offered in both English and Spanish and students can elect to take the course in either language. He has taught off-campus courses, both during the summer and the regular academic year, in Mexico and in Costa Rica.

His most recent publication is “The Drug War and Executive Power, Judicial Reform and Federalism in Mexico” Political Science Quarterly Volume 125, Number 2, Summer, 2011. This reflects a long standing scholarly interest in the drug war, the object of several of his other journal articles. His other primary scholarly interest is immigration to the United States from Latin America.

In addition to the article mentioned above, he has written other essays for Political Science Quarterly and for Mexican Studies/Estudios MexicanosForo Internacional, and for the International Political Science Review as well as for a number of collected editions.

He is the author of La elite gobernante mexicana (Mexico D.F.: Joaquin Mortiz, 1993) and co-editor, with Timothy Cheek, of Market Economics and Political Change: Comparing China and Mexico (Boulder: Rowman and Littlefield, 1998). In addition, with Curtis Cook, he edited Aboriginal Right and Self-Government: The Canadian Experience in North American Perspective (Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2000).

He has received the Colorado College Teacher of the Year award, and the A.E. and Ethel Irene Carlton Professorship.