Kenneth Paul Erickson is Professor of Political Science at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. He currently serves on the executive or advisory committees of Hunter’s Department of Political Science, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and Energy and Environmental Policy Studies Program; of the Ph.D. Program in Political Science at the Graduate Center; and of the New England Council on Latin American Studies (NECLAS). He is Co-Managing Editor of the journal, Comparative Politics.
Professor Erickson holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Certificate in Latin American Studies from Columbia University. His courses and research interests focus on comparative and international politics in Latin America, and on related policy issues, principally involving energy, environment, narcotics, and human rights:
· Latin American Politics
· Central American Politics
· International Politics in the Americas
· Social Movements, Citizenship, and the State in Latin America
· Drugs, Politics, and Public Policy
· Energy and Environmental Politics and Policy
· Introduction to Comparative Politics.
Professor Erickson has researched in Latin America on Fulbright and other grants, with his principal work in and on Brazil. Most recently, in 1997, he taught and researched as a Rockefeller Foundation Resident Fellow at the Center for the Study of Violence of the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His book, The Brazilian Corporative State and Working-Class Politics (University of California Press, 1977), won the Hubert Herring Memorial Award of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies. His most recent publication is “Drugs,” in The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World, 2nd ed. Eds. Joel Krieger, et al. (Oxford University Press, 2001).