Ph.D., Oxford University
- Office Hours
- Fall 2019 Office Hours
- Courses this Semester
- PS 101: Introduction to Political Science: Power and Globalization
- Regularly Taught Courses
- PS-101: Intro to Political Science
PS 275: Politics and Policy of Latin America
PS 281: International Relations
PS 398: Military Governments and Coups
S/ SO 360:Political Economy in the Developing World
PS 398: Nationalism
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 Ph.D. 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.
- Research Interests
Latin American Politics and Political Economy, Globalization and Social Policy, Constitutional Change and Party System Development
- Scholarly Articles
- 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