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Doctoral Training

University of Michigan     PhD      1987      political science
    Major field:  Comparative Politics
    First Minor:  Public Policy
    Second Minor:  Population Planning

Dissertation:  From Quiescence to Rebellion:  Peasant Political Activity in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
    Dissertation Committee:  Daniel Levine, Chair, University of Michigan
                                            James C. Scott, Yale University
                                            Gary Hawes, University of Michigan
                                            John Watanabe, (Anthropology) University of Michigan

Masters Level Training

University of Michigan     MPH (Masters in Public Health)    1984        emphasis in Population Planning
University of Michigan     MA                                               1982       political science
    Thesis:  Measuring Economic Development in Cuba
        Advisor:  Ernest Wilson

Undergraduate Training

Bowdoin College      BA      1979      government
    Senior Honors Thesis:  The Race Not Run:  The 1950s Swedish Decision Not to Produce Nuclear Weapons
     Advisor:  Allen Springer
            (This Senior Honors Thesis required original primary research in Swedish [in-depth interviews and secondary source material.]  This was where I first became a comparativist.)
    junior year:  University of Stockholm, Sweden
    junior summer:  Alliance Francaise, Paris, France

Language Training

Alliance Francaise, Paris, France (French)
Bilingual School for Language and Culture Training, Cuernavaca, Mexico (Spanish)
University of Stockholm, Sweden (Swedish)

Research Languages

English, Spanish, French, Swedish

Conference Presentation/Participation Languages

English, Spanish, French