Kathryn Hochstetler, Background
Kathryn Hochstetler is CIGI chair of governance in the Americas at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. Previously, she taught in the political science departments of the University of New Mexico and Colorado State University. She has also held research positions at the Centre for Brazilian Studies at Oxford University and the Instituto de Desarrollo Economico y Social (Institute for Economic and Social Development) in Buenos Aires. She has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Minnesota.
Kathryn has published widely on topics such as civil society and social movements, environmental politics and presidentialism, with an empirical focus on South America and United Nations conferences. She has co-authored three books — Greening Brazil: Environmental Activism in State and Society, Advances in International Environmental Politics and Sovereignty and Democracy and Global Civil Society: State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences. Her current research covers two main topics: one project examines the role of protest and civil society organizations in current South American politics, while a second project focuses on Brazilian development choices in the twenty-first century, with special attention to the roles of regionalism, sustainable development and public finance in those choices. Kathryn is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
- Hochstetler, Kathryn and David Samuels (2011). “Crisis and Rapid Re-equilibration: The Consequences of Presidential Challenge and Failure in Latin America.” Comparative Politics, January.
- Hochstetler, Kathryn (2010). “Democracy and the Environment in Latin America and Eastern Europe” in The Comparative Politics of the Environment, edited by P. Steinberg and S. VanDeveer. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
- Hochstetler, Kathryn (2010). “Regional Environmental Governance in South America” in Comparative Regional Governance: Environment, edited by Lorraine Elliott. New York: Routledge.
- Hochstetler, Kathryn and Margaret E. Edwards (2009). “Failed Presidencies: Identifying and Explaining a South American Anomaly.” Journal of Politics in Latin America 1, No. 2: 31–57.
- Hochstetler, Kathryn and Elisabeth Jay Friedman (2008). “Can Civil Society Organizations Solve the Crisis of Partisan Representation in Latin America?” Latin American Politics and Society 50, No. 2: 1–32.