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Associate Professor
Political Science
Arts & Sciences
Public Relations:Lee Ann Cox (802)656-1107
Specialty:Latin American politics
Biography:Beer specializes in comparative politics and Latin American politics. Her research interests include women in politics, democratization, institutional change and political economy. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Center for U.S.-Mexican Relations at the University of California, San Diego, and the Latin American Institute of the University of New Mexico. Her book, "Institutional Change and Electoral Competition in Mexico," was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2003. She has also published in journals such as Comparative Politics, the American Political Science Review, Latin American Reserch Review, and International Studies Quarterly.