Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Raymond Taras

Professor - Political Science

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Department Affiliation
Political Science

  • B.A., Université de Montreal, Political Science, 1967
  • M.Phil., University of Essex, Comparative Politics, 1974
  • Ph.D., University of Warsaw, Political Studies, 1982
Academic Experience
  • Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Sussex, 2015-16
  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair in European Studies, University of Warsaw, 2013-2014
  • Willy Brandt Professor, Malmö University, Sweden 2010-11
  • Professor, Tulane University, 1996-
  • Visiting Professor, Aalborg University, Denmark, 1999
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1988-1996
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1984-1988
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, 1983-1984

Research & Teaching Specializations: International migration in South America, Nationalism, Postnationalism, and Identity Politics, Casta Paintings, Comparative Communism, Eastern European Relations with Latin America

Related Experience
  • Visiting Fellow, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 2010
  • Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2006, 2009
  • Consultant, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, Stockholm, 1997-1999
  • Referee, American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Research Council, National Science Foundation
  • National Research Council, National Science Foundation
  • Latin American Studies Research Grant, 2012
  • Latin American Studies Center Travel and Research Grants, Tulane University, 2006
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, “Global Texts, Cultural Contexts,” 2003-2006
  • Mortar Board Award for Teaching Excellence, Tulane University, 1995, 2001
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 1990-1991
  • French
  • Polish
  • Russia
  • Spanish
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
  • Peru
Selected Publications
  • 2018. Nationhood, migration and global politics. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming. Includes case study ‘€œPeru:Indígena, mestizo, criollo”
  • 2015. Fear and the making of foreign policy: Europe and beyond. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • 2012. Challenging multiculturalism: managing diversity across Europe. Editor. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • 2012. Xenophobia and Islamophobia in Europe. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
  • 2010. Understanding Ethnic Conflict. 4th edition. With Rajat Ganguly. New York: Longman.
  • 2009. Europe old and new: transnationalism, belonging, xenophobia. Boulder, CO: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • 2008. “Nationalism and Conflict.” In Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. H. Herb and David H. Kaplan, eds. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. 1: 14-28.
  • 2002. Liberal and Illiberal Nationalisms. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave.
  • 1997. Postcommunist Presidents. Editor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • 1991. Political culture and foreign policy in Latin America: case studies from the circum-Caribbean. With Roland Ebel and James Cochrane. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: POLA 4450: Politics and Literature, Controversy over Immigration, Phobias and Foreign Policy, POLC 3410: Politics and Nationalism, World Politics & Cinema

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 10

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