LAS 4935
Section 3500
Class 30042
LAS 6293
CLASS 29997

Days: Mondays
Times: 4:05 - 7:05 pm
Location: Grinter 376

Course description

This seminar explores the genealogy of the concept of populism and the theoretical debates on what it is and how to study it. We will compare historical and current experiences in Latin America, the U.S., and Europe focusing on the debates on populism, democratization, and authoritarianism. The class will differentiate types of populisms, and address debates on the relationships of populism with fascism, nationalism and populism, religion and populism, populism and race, gender and populism, populism and the media, and the diffusion of populism.


De la Torre SmallCarlos de la Torre
319B Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115530
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530
E-mail: delatorre.carlos@latam.ufl.edu
Tel: 352-273-4703
Fax: 352-392-7682

Research Interests
Populism, democratization, and authoritarianism; racism and citizenship in the Americas.

Geographic Expertise
Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia