Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Kenneth Greene

Associate ProfessorPh.D., University of California, Berkeley

Kenneth Greene


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Mexican politics; Latin American Politics; Political Parties; and Social Science Research Methods


Kenneth Greene specializes in Mexican politics, Latin American politics, political parties, and social science research methods. Recently, he was Principal Investigator on the Mexico 2012 Panel Study that interviewed the same voters multiple times during the general election campaigns.  He has also done survey research and in-depth fieldwork in Mexico dealing with issues of vote-buying, party-building, and democratic political representation.  His other research interests include authoritarian regimes and democratization, and voting behavior.

Greene teaches undergraduate courses on U.S.-Mexico Relations, Mexico's domestic politics, and research methods.  His graduate courses include political parties and party systems.

Recent awards include the 2008 Best Book Award from the Comparative Democratization Section of the American Political Science Association for Why Dominant Parties Lose: Mexico Democratization in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2007), a 2009 Liberal Arts Council Teaching Award and a 2011 Raymond Dickson Teaching Award, both for undergraduate education at UT-Austin, two National Science Foundation research grants, Fulbright Scholar (Mexico), and residential fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Georgetown University, the Kellogg Institute of International Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California San Diego.

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