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Rodrigo Nunes, PhD
Assistant Professor of Global and Latin American Studies

Phone: 512-485-4620

Education
  • PhD in Government at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2010
  • MA in Latin American Studies at University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2003
  • BA in International Relations and Spanish at Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois, 1999
Why I Teach

I teach to help students become better citizens. My goal is to provide them a better understanding of political events and the analytical framework to assess the possibilities for political change. Students gain knowledge of why other political systems display differences and similarities to their own and how these systems impact the daily lives of ordinary people. With these insights and skills, they grow as individuals and benefit our society.