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Area Group(s)

  • Comparative Politics
  • Development Studies
  • Political Theory


  • B.A., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Cruz

Donald Kingsbury

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream


Donald Kingsbury studies and teaches Latin American Politics, Extractivism, and Political Ecology. He is author, most recently, of Populist Moments and Extractive States in Ecuador and Venezuela: The People’s Oil? with Teresa Kramarz (Palgrave, 2021) as well as articles on decarbonization in the Americas. Don’s current research examines the politics of lithium mining and energy transitions in the Americas

Research Interests

  • Latin American and North Atlantic Comparative Political Theory
  • Latin American Politics
  • Developmentalism and Neoliberalism
  • Marxism
  • Cultural Studies

Recent Publications