Carlos A. Suárez Carrasquillo

Associate Instructional Professor
Center for Latin American Studies
Department of Political Science

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


Puerto Rico/Caribbean

  • PUP 3002 Current Controversies in Public Policy
  • POS 4931 Politics of Housing
  • POS 4931/INR 4931 Gated Communities
  • POS 4931 Politics of the Caribbean
  • POS 4931 Politics of Sports and Stadiums
  • POS 4931 Politics of Latin American Housing
  • POS 4931 Politics of Puerto Rico

Dr. Suárez is an Associate Instructional Professor at the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Political Science. He is also an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida. He has a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a B.A. in Political Science from the Universidad de Puerto Rico Río Piedras.

In his teaching, Suárez aims to first facilitate critical thinking skills, second to teach students to make use of textual evidence in order to support their thoughts and viewpoints, and third to encourage a successful collaborative learning environment for students. He believes that in teaching, both the students and the teacher learn from each other.

His research interests in urban politics focus on the different policies and values that have been used to impact urban landscapes. He has studied the emergence of Gated Communities in Puerto Rico, the use of city marketing in Puerto Rico, and is now looking into how Puerto Rico is portrayed as a brand by government.