Dr. Robert Ceresa
I am Dr. Robert Ceresa, and I joined the faculty at Huston-Tillotson University as an assistant professor of Political Science in the fall of 2013-2014. I studied at Florida International University where I received my Ph.D. in International Relations, and the University of Minnesota, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs where I received my M.A. in Public Affairs. For my undergraduate degree, I studied at the University of Michigan.
I am a politics and international relations scholar with broad multidisciplinary training. I am interested in political development and participation; the organizational effectiveness of community/civil society groups and organizations; and urban and racial/ethnic politics, including Latin communities in the U.S and Cuban Miami. I would describe myself as a political anthropologist of sorts. My research interests focus on the role social actors at the level of the local community play in shaping larger culture environments; how cultural resources (race/ethnicity and political theory) are used in the context of civic and political engagement efforts are central questions my research addresses.
The courses I teach span the traditional political science sub-fields of American government, state and local government, comparative politics, political theory (normative and empirical), and development, as well as international relations. I also have a professional background in education research and community development policy and organization that builds on my research interests and academic training.
|Role: Assistant Professor of Political Science|
|Office: A-L 313|