Carnegie Hall, Room 203
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Latin American Studies
Comparative politics, Latin American politics, urban social movements, women's leadership and popular movements
Carnegie Hall, 203h
Before joining the Macalester faculty in 2004, Paul Dosh taught at Carleton College, the University of California at Berkeley, and San Quentin Prison. A Fulbright-Hays scholar, he is the recipient of several teaching awards. An expert on Latin American politics and social movements, he is the author of Demanding the Land: Urban Popular Movements in Peru and Ecuador, 1990-2005 (Penn State, 2010). His articles appear in Latin American Perspectives, Latin American Politics & Society, Journal of Latin American Studies, NACLA Report on the Americas, Perspectives on Politics, and Political Science Educator. As a Montessori educator, Paul offers an innovative learning environment that emphasizes self-teaching, peer-teaching, and civic engagement. His courses include Latin America through Women’s Eyes, Latin American Politics, Comparative Democratization, Comparative Social Movements, Senior Research Seminar, and the Chuck Green Civic Engagement Fellowship. He has given nearly 100 presentations around the Americas, and in 2008 he co-founded Building Dignity, which operates the Center for Development with Dignity, in Lima, Peru.
As an educator, scholar, activist, and poet, Paul has been engaged with social justice struggles in the Americas for most of his life and has worked in ten Latin American countries. He loves to dance salsa.
- BA: Carleton College
- PhD: University of California, Berkeley