Associate Professor & Chair of Political Science
Comparative politics, Latin American politics, urban social 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). His articles appear in Journal of Latin American Studies, Latin American Perspectives, Latin American Politics & Society, Mobilizing Ideas, 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 Foundations of Comparative Politics, Latin America through Women’s Eyes, Latin American Politics, Urban Latino Power, Comparative Democratization, Comparative Social Movements, Urban Politics of Latin America, Senior Research Seminar, and the Chuck Green Civic Engagement Fellowship. He has given over 100 presentations around the Americas, and in 2008 he co-founded Building Dignity, which supports the Center for Development with Dignity, in Lima, Peru. In 2011-14, he directed the Latin American Studies program at Macalester, and he currently serves on the board of Children of Incarcerated Caregivers.
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