Thea Riofrancos

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

triofran@providence.edu

401.865.1291

Howley Hall 310

Education:

Ph.D. - Political Science University of Pennsylvania

Brief Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College. Previously, I was a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies (University of Notre Dame), and held a one-year appointment as a visiting scholar at the Facultad de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Quito. I received my Ph.D. in political science at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014, and my B.A. from Reed College in 2006.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Latin America; Andean Region; Ecuador; Resource and Environmental Politics; Latin American New Left; Social Movements and Protest; Discourse Theory; Radical Democracy; Participatory Institutions

Selected Presentations:

Riofrancos, T. American Political Science Association. , Washington, D.C - "Extracting Democracy: The Politics of Representation and the Debate over Large Scale Mining in Ecuador" August, 2015

Riofrancos, T. American Political Science Association. , Washington, D.C - "Extractivism, Post-extractivism, and the Debate Over Large Scale Mining in Ecuador" August, 2015

Riofrancos, T. Latin American Studies Association . , San Juan, Puerto Rico - "State-making, Corporate Strategies, and the Politics of Resource Extraction in Post-neoliberal Ecuador" May, 2015

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