PhD, Oxford University
Office: Bey Hall, Room 246
Phone: (732) 263-5893
Spring 2014 Office Hours: On Sabbatical Spring 2013
Regularly Taught Courses:
PS-101: Intro to Political Science
PS 281: International Relations
PS 275: Latin American Politics
PS 398: Argentine Politics
Professor Mitchell studied Economics as an undergraduate at the University of California (Santa Cruz) and as a graduate student at the London School of Economics. He completed a PhD in Politics at Oxford University. His published research and teaching interests focus on Latin America, and he organizes departmental trips for MU students to Buenos Aires, Argentina and Oxford, UK.
Latin American Politics and Political Economy, Globalization and Social Policy, Constitutional Change and Party System Development
State-Society Relations in Mexico, Ashgate Ltd: London. 2001
“Models of Clientelism and Policy Change: The Case of Conditional Cash Transfer Programmes in Mexico and Brazil” written with Aaron Ansell (Virginia Tech University), Bulletin of Latin American Research, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp.298-312.
“Democratization, External Exposure and State Food Distribution in the Dominican Republic” – Peer reviewed article, Bulletin of Latin American Research (BLAR), Vol.28, No. 2 (March) 2009
“Bridging the Convergence-Divergence Policy Diffusion Divide,Mid-range Theorizing and Devolving Food Aid in Mexico and the Dominican Republic” The Latin Americanist, Vol. 50, No. 2, Summer 2007, pp.59-82.
“Building State Capacity: Reforming Mexican State Food Aid Programs in the 1990s” Journal of Oxford Development Studies, November-December, Vol. 33, No. 3&4, 2005, pp.377-390