Gated Communities in Latin America

LAS 4935
SECTION 6800, CLASS #28930

Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Times: 10:40 - 11:30 am
Location: LIT 0125

Course description

This course will provide an overview of the main issues related to the study of Gated Communities in Latin America. The literature is interdisciplinary in nature, considering the political, economic, geographic, anthropologic, and linguistic ramifications and concerns. For this reason, class lectures, the readings and research, and our discussions will also mirror the complex and varied composition of this social experience. Gated communities were born out of the American experience in the late 19th century, evolving and acquiring a stronger presence at the end of the 20th century and to this day. This course will consider the origins, definitions and expansion of gated communities in Latin America. 


Carlos Suarez SmallCarlos Suarez Carrasquillo
Associate Instructional Professor
Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Political Science
389 Grinter Hall
Tel: 352-273-4724
Fax: 352-392-7682

Research Interests
Urban Politics, Public Policy, Puerto Rican Politics, Caribbean Politics.

Geographic Expertise
Puerto Rico/Caribbean