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Roberto Rincon

Lecturer in Politics


Latin American racial and ethnic politics
Latin American political thought


ABD political science, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2016
MA political science, Northeastern Illinois Universtiy, 2010
BA philosophy, Northeastern Illinois University, 2007

Courses Taught

Politics 130: Great Political Ideas
Politics 219: Politics of Latin America
The National Government, Introduction to Internatioal Relations, Introduction to Mexican Studies, Introduction to Political Theory, Introduction to Comparative Politics

Selected Conference Presentations

“What is the Future of Postcolonial Studies?” Panelist, Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois, Chicago, April 30, 2015.

“Hegel, Levinas, and Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno’: Thinking Beyond Recognition.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 11, 2013. 


“Re-imagining the Mexican Nation: A Study of Black Racial Indentification in Mexico’s Costa Chica Region,” dissertation, expected date of defense: June 2017.

Selected Awards and Honors

Provost Award for Graduate Reseach, 2016
Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Award, 2015