In my research and teaching I seek richer and less judgmental concepts than racism to support efforts to explore and understand the roots of the intractable partisan divide in national politics, the breakdown of civility in our country, and social tensions and socioeconomic inequality. Cultural orientations toward individualism and collectivism, and the influence of religion, may provide such concepts. My current research asks how religion influenced the development of political systems and ideas about government, and the development of economic operations and institutions, in early colonial America and Mexico.

  • Ph.D. Education 2000, University of California Los Angeles
  • M.P.P Public Policy 1990, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • B.A. Political Science 1987, Stanford University

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