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Marten W. Brienen

Lecturer in Global Studies, Oklahoma State University

I have been working on Andean history and politics since the mid-1990s, with a Master's Thesis on Bolivian Military Socialism in 1996 and dissertation on the relationship between the state and the indigenous communities in 2011. I lived in Bolivia for two years and a bit and have done extensive research there, as well as in archives in France and the United States. I have written on drug trafficking, violence, resource nationalism, and state instability in Bolivia. I served as academic director of Latin American Studies at the University of Miami from 2011 to 2013, and since 2013 have been at Oklahoma State University, where I spent the first five years in the department of Political Science until moving to Global Studies in 2018.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Oklahoma State University


  • 2011 
    University of Amsterdam, PhD/Social and Political Sciences