Isabella Alcaniz received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. Prior to joining the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Wharton School and the Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Houston. 

Dr. Alcaniz's recent publications include: 

Alcañiz, Isabella. “Environmental and Nuclear Networks in the Global South: How Skills Shape International Cooperation.” Forthcoming at the Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series, Cambridge University Press: New York.

Alcañiz, Isabella. “Partner Selection in International Organizations: The Effect of Skills and Money on Environmental Cooperation in the Global South.” Forthcoming at Environmental Science & Policy.

Berardo, Ramiro, Isabella Alcañiz, Jennifer Hadden, and Lorien Jasny. "Policy Networks and Environmental Governance" in The Oxford Handbook of Political Networks. Nicoll Victor, Jennifer, Mark Lubell, and Alexander H. Montgomery. Forthcoming, University of Oxford Press: New York. 

Alcañiz, Isabella. 2012 “Democratization and Multilateral Security” in World Politics, 64 (2): 306-340. 

Alcañiz, Isabella & Timothy Hellwig. 2011. “Who’s to Blame? The Distribution of Responsibility in Developing Democracies,” British Journal of Political Science, 41 (2): 389-411.

Alcañiz, Isabella. 2010 “Bureaucratic Networks and Government Spending: A Network Analysis of Nuclear Cooperation in Latin America” in Latin American Research Review, 45 (1): 148-172.

Areas of Interest

  • Environmental politics
  • Global South
  • Social network analysis
  • Political economy of skills
  • Latin American politics
Isabella Alcaniz
3104A Tydings Hall
Center for International Development and Conflict Management
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