Will Barndt, Associate Professor of Political Studies

Will Barndt

Associate Professor of Political Studies

With Pitzer Since: 2013
Field Group: Political Studies
Campus Address: Scott 202
Phone: 909.607.7408
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM via appointment only. (Book Appointment)
Please note all office hours will be held outside. A well-fitting mask that fully covers your nose and mouth is required at all times.


Educational Background

MA, PhD, Princeton University
BA, Colby College

Recent Courses

Comparative Politics, Power and Participation in America, Agriculture & Political Rebellion, Right-Wing Politics, Latin American Politics, The Rise of Brazil, Campaigns & Parties Practicum

Selected Publications

Recently Published

“Corporation-Based Parties: The Present and Future of Business Politics in Latin America.” Latin American Politics & Society (Forthcoming).

“Nationalism and the Liberal Arts College.” Chapter in The Best Kind of College, John Seery and Susan McWilliams, eds (SUNY Press). Forthcoming.

“Destroying the Opposition’s Livelihood: Pathways to Violence in Bolivia since 2000.”  Journal of Politics in Latin America 4:3 (2012).

“On the Brink of Violence: Work, Fear, and the State in the Bolivian Regions,” Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America, William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya, eds. New York: Palgrave MacMillan (2012).

“Executive Assaults and the Social Foundations of Ecuadorian Democracy.” Latin American Politics and Society 52:1 (Spring 2010).

In Progress

Democracy For Sale: Corporation-Based Parties and the New Conservative Politics in the Americas. Book manuscript under revision.

“The Organizational Foundations of Corporation-Based Parties.” Chapter in Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America, Jorge I. Dominguez, Steven Levitsky, James Loxton, and Brandon Van Dyck, eds. Volume under review.

“The Counter-Revolution Was Planned in Friday’s: Building the Venezuelan Opposition (2000-2014).”  Article manuscript under revision.

“Consolidating Corporation-Based Parties: Organizational Linkages in Panama.” Article manuscript in progress.

“Corporation-Based Candidates: Business Sponsorship of State-Level Campaign Organizations in Virginia.” Article manuscript in progress.

Selected Conferences and Invited Talks

“Political Science and The Liberal Arts,” invited talk, Political Science Departmental Colloquium, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, June 2014.

“The Corporate Path to Durable Parties,” invited talk, Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

“Suburban Agrarianism,” invited talk at City People, Country People: Being a Localist in the Megalopolis—the 3rd Annual Front Porch Republic Conference, Claremont, CA, September 2013.

“The Future of Corporation-Based Parties in Latin America,” Latin American Studies Association, Chicago, IL, May 2014.

“The Nationalization of Our Liberal Arts Colleges,” Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA, October 2013.

“Cultivating Agrarian Politics in American Suburbia,” Third Annual Front Porch Republic Conference (“City People, Country People: Being a Localist in the Megalopolis”), Claremont, CA, September 2013.

“Business and the State in Latin America,” Saïd Business School, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, December 2012.

“How to Build a Corporation-Based Party in Latin America.”  Party-Building (and Non-Building) in Latin America, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, November 2012.

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