Associate Fellow, US and the Americas Programme
Dr Timothy Power

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Timothy is a comparative political scientist with a deep commitment to interdisciplinary area studies. He studied both Latin American literature and political science as an undergraduate at the University of Massachusetts in the early 1980s, and then completed an MA in interdisciplinary Latin American Studies at the University of Florida in 1986.

He completed a PhD in political science at the University of Notre Dame in 1993, working mainly with the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and taught at Louisiana State University and Florida International University before arriving in Oxford in 2005.

From 2008 to 2012, Timothy directed the Latin American Centre (LAC), and continues to direct the Brazilian Studies Programme within the LAC.

Areas of expertise

  • Brazil
  • Latin America
  • Political parties
  • Elections
  • Democratization

Past experience

Sept 05 - PresentUniversity Lecturer in Brazilian Studies, University of Oxford
Aug 99 - Sept 05Associate Professor, Florida International University
Aug 92 - Aug 99Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University