Alcañiz Isabella


Dr. Isabella Alcañiz is Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center and an Associate Professor of the Department of Government and Politics, University of Maryland (UMD). 

Professor Alcañiz studies the politics of climate change, social inequality, disaster policy, and gender with a focus on Latin America and Latinx residents of the United States. Her research has been published widely, including in Global Environmental Politics, Journal of Cleaner Production, Water Policy, Environmental Science & Policy, World Politics, and the Latin American Research Review. In 2016 she published her book Environmental and Nuclear Networks in the Global South: How Skills Shape International Cooperation with Cambridge University Press. Her forthcoming book The Distributive Politics of Environmental Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean with Ricardo Gutiérrez is published by Cambridge University Press Elements. 
She received a PhD from the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University and a Licenciatura in International Relations from the Universidad de Belgrano (Argentina).   

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