Class Schedule

Click here for a list of Politics courses offered Fall 2018 - Spring 2019.

Kent Eaton
  • Title
    • Professor of Politics
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Politics Department
  • Affiliations Merrill College, Latin American & Latino Studies, Research Center for the Americas, Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
    831-459-4920
  • Email
  • Fax
    831-459-3125
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Crown College Faculty Wing, 222
    • Crown 222
  • Office Hours Fall quarter 2018: Thursday 3:00-5:00 pm (at the Owl's Nest cafe at Kresge)
  • Mail Stop Merrill/Crown Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Latin American and Latino Studies, Comparative Politics, Political Science, Politics
  • Courses Taught Politics 140c: Latin American Politics, Politics 144: Andean Politics, Politics 190v: Problems in Latin American Politics, Politics 60: Introduction to Comparative Politics, Politics 200c: Political Economy, Politics 243: Comparative Methods

Research Interests

Kent Eaton studies comparative politics, international relations, political institutions, and the politics of economic development. Professor Eaton has conducted research in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Philippines, and Uruguay.

Focusing on subnational comparative politics in Latin America, Eaton's research examines the growing salience of territorially-defined interests, identities, and institutions across the region. Current research projects include the emergence of conservative autonomy movements, subnational forms of economic nationalism, and conflict between Left national governments and opposition mayors and governors over the future of decentralization.

Biography, Education and Training

Stanford University, B.A. International Relations, 1990

Yale University, Ph.D. Political Science, 1998

Selected Publications