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Professor of Sociology, Tulane University

I am the Charles A and Leo M Favrot Professor of Human Relations at Tulane University, Senior Fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America and curator of the blog Venezuelan Politics and Human Rights. I have published three books and 30 academic articles and chapters on Venezuela, and have written op eds on Venezuela for the New York Times, Washington Post and US News & World Report.


  • –present
    Professor of Sociology, Latin America, Venezuela, human rights, US foreign policy, political conflict, violence., Tulane University


  • 2000 
    University of Chicago, Ph.D, sociology


American Sociological Association, Section on the Sociology of Religion Distinguished Book Award 2008; Association for the Sociology of Religion Distinguished Article Award 2016