ROSARIO ESPINAL
Department of Sociology
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Tel. (215)204-7713
Fax (215)204-3352
espinal@temple.edu

CURRENT ACADEMIC POSITION AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Professor of Sociology

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

2008-09   Chair, Department of Sociology
1997-06   Director, Latin American Studies Center

EDUCATION

1985        Ph.D., Department of Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis.
1981        M.A., Department of Sociology, Washington University, St. Louis.
1978        M.S.W., School of Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis.
1976        Licenciatura (B.A.), Department of Sociology and Social Work,
                Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Dominican Republic.

FELLOWSHIPS, RESEARCH GRANTS AND HONORS

2009        Guanin Award in Education, Dominican American National Roundtable
2008        Medal of Merit to Outstanding Women, Presidency of the Dominican Republic
2007        Prize Fray Antón de Montesinos, Alumni Association UASD in New York
1998        Fulbright Fellowship (Argentina)
1995        Fulbright Fellowship (Argentina, Brazil and Peru).
1991-92  Heinz Endowment Research Grant: "Gender, Households and
                Informal Entrepreneurship in the Dominican Republic" (with S.
                Grasmuck).
1990        Summer Research Grant, Temple University.
1987        Visiting Fellow, Center for Latin American Studies, Oxford
                University, England.
1986        Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies,
                University of Notre Dame, Indiana.
1985-87   Ford Foundation Research Grant: "The Prospects for Democratic
                Consolidation
                in Latin America" (Guillermo O'Donnell, Principal Investigator).
1985-86   Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance (CAPEL)
                 Research Grant: "Elections and Political Parties in the Dominican
                 Republic."
1985        Council of Europe Scholarship, Swedish Institute for Social
                Research,
                Stockholm University, Sweden.
1980-83   Washington University Graduate Fellowships.
1977-78   Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities
                (LASPAU) and Fulbright  Fellowships.
1976         Summa Cum Laude, Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra,
                 Dominican Republic.

PUBLICATIONS

        Books

Democracia Epiléptica en la Sociedad del Clic. Editora Clave, Santo Domingo, 2006.

La República Dominicana en el Umbral del Siglo XXI: Cultura, Política y Cambio Social (edited with R. Brea and F. Valerio-Holguín), PUCMM, Santo Domingo, 1999.

Autoritarismo y Democracia en la Política Dominicana. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica 1987 and Editorial Argumentos, Santo Domingo, 1994.

Democracia y Proyecto Socialdemocráta en la República Dominicana (with J. Oviedo). Editora Taller, Santo Domingo, 1986.

        Articles in English

“The Presidential Election in the Dominican Republic, May 2008” (with J. Hartlyn). Electoral Studies , Vol. 28, Issue 2, 2009.

"Gender Politics in the Dominican Republic: Advances for Women, Ambivalence for Men" (with J. Hartlyn and J. Morgan), Politics and Gender, 4, 2008.

"Performance Still Matters: Explaining Trust in Government in the Dominican Republic" (with J. Hartlyn and J. Morgan), Comparative Political Studies, Vol.39, No.2, 2006.

"Observing Elections in the Dominican Republic." T.S. Montgomery (ed.), Peacemaking and Democratization in the Western Hemisphere. North-South Center Press, University of Miami, Miami, 2000.

"Market Success or Female Autonomy? Income, Ideology and Empowerment among Microentrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic" (with S. Grasmuck), Gender & Society, Vol.14, No.2, 2000.

"Dominican Republic: The Long and Difficult Struggle for Democracy" (with J. Hartlyn). L. Diamond, J. Hartlyn, J. Linz, and S.M. Lipset (eds.), Democracy in Developing Countries: Latin America (2nd edition). Lynne Rienner, Boulder, 1999.

"Business and Politics in the Dominican Republic." F. Durand and E. Silva (eds.), Organized Business, Economic Change, and Democracy in Latin America. North-South Center Press, University of Miami, Miami, 1998.

"Electoral Observation and Democratization in the Dominican Republic," Kevin Middlebrook (ed.), Electoral Observation and Democratic Transitions in Latin America. Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies Center, University of California, San Diego, 1998.

"Conquering the State and Neglecting the Nation: The Limits of Political Leadership in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico (Some Comparative Reflections)," Revista/Review Interamericana, Vol. 24, No.1-4, 1997.

"Gender, Households, and Informal Entrepreneurship in the Dominican Republic" (with S. Grasmuck), Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Vol.28, No.1, 1997.

"The Dominican Republic: An Ambiguous Democracy." J. Domínguez and A. Lowenthal (eds.), Constructing Democratic Governance: Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1990s. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1996.

"The Dominican Republic." J. Malloy and E. Gamarra (eds.), Latin America and Caribbean Contemporary Record, Volume VIII. Holmes & Meir, New York, 1996.

"Economic Restructuring, Social Protest, and Democratization in the Dominican Republic." Latin American Perspectives, Vol.22, No.3, 1995.

"Dominican Republic: Electoralism, Pacts, and Clientelism in the Making of a Democratic Regime." C. Edie (ed.), Democracy in the Caribbean. Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT., 1994.

"The Right and the New Right in Latin America." J. Hartlyn, L. Shoultz, and A. Varas (eds.), The United States and Latin America in the 90's: Beyond the Cold War. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1993.

"Development, Neoliberalism, and Electoral Politics in Latin America." Development and Change, Vol.23, No.4, 1992.

"Latin America's New Right." Hemisphere, Vol.4, No.2, 1992.

"Between Authoritarianism and Crisis-Prone Democracy: The Dominican Republic in the Post-Trujillo Period." C. Clarke (ed.), Politics and Society in the Caribbean. Macmillan, London, 1991.

"The 1990 Elections in the Dominican Republic." Electoral Studies, Vol.10, No.2, 1991.

"Unlikely Transitions to Uncertain Regimes: Democracy Without Compromise in the Dominican Republic and Ecuador" (with C. Conaghan). Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol.22, Part 3, 1990.

"The Defeat of the Dominican Revolutionary Party in the 1986 Elections: Causes and Implications." Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol.9, No.1, 1990.

"The Dominican Republic." J. Malloy and E. Gamarra (eds.), Latin American and Caribbean Record, Vol.VIII. Holmes & Meier, New York, 1990.

"Torn Between Authoritarianism and Crisis-Prone Democracy: The Dominican Labor Movement." Kellogg Working Papers #116, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, 1988.

"The Dominican Working Class: Labour Control under Trujillo and After." M. Cross and G. Heuman (eds.), Labour in the Caribbean: From Emancipation to Independence. Macmillan, London, 1988.

"Labor, Politics, and Industrialization in the Dominican Republic." Economic and Industrial Democracy: An International Journal, Vol.8, No.2, 1987.

"An Interpretation of the Democratic Transition in the Dominican Republic." G. Di Palma and L. Whitehead (eds.), The Central American Impasse. St. Martin's Press, New York, 1986.

        Articles and Reports in Spanish

Reports

Cultura política de la democracia en la República Dominicana: 2008 (with J. Morgan). Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), Vanderbilt University, 2009.

Cultura política de la democracia en la República Dominicana: 2006 (with J. Morgan). Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP), University of Vanderbilt, 2007.

Articles

"La sociedad civil en el proceso de reformas institucionales." Cuadernos de la Sociedad Civil, No.3, October 2008.

"De los ideales al pragmatismo: La evolución del Partido Revolucionario Dominicano." Nueva Sociedad 217, Septiembre-Octubre 2008.

"Reformas Políticas en América Latina: República Dominicana" (with I. Duarte). D. Zovatto and J. Orozco H. (eds.), Reforma Política en América Latina 1978-2007. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, 2008.

"La Democracia Dominicana en la Encrucijada." R. Salazar Pérez and P. Lenguita (eds.), Democracia Emancipatoria. LibrosEnRed, Mexico, 2005.

"Democracia y Género en la República Dominicana" (with J. Hartlyn and J. M. Kelly). G. Candelario (ed.), Miradas Desencadenantes: Los Estudios de Género en la República Dominicana al Inicio del Tercer Milenio.  Centro de Estudios de Género, INTEC, Santo Domingo, 2005.

"El Proceso Democrático en República Dominicana: Avances, Retrocesos y Riesgos." R. Salazar Pérez, E. A. Sandoval  Ferero, y D. de la Rocha Alarazán (eds.), Democracias en Riesgo en América Latina.  LibrosEnRed, Mexico, 2003.

"República Dominicana. El Retorno del PRD al Poder." Nueva Sociedad, No.178, Marzo-Abril, 2002.

"La Sociedad Civil Movilizada y las Reformas Democráticas en la República Dominicana." Espiral: Estudios sobre Estado y Sociedad, Vol. VII, Mayo-Agosto, 2001. Also published in R. Salazar Pérez (ed.), Comportamiento de la Sociedad Civil Latinoamericana. Libros en Red, Mexico, 2002.

"Las Reformas Electorales y su Impacto en el Sistema Político Dominicano." Reformas Electorales: Experiencias Regionales sobre Calendarios Electorales y Sistemas de Doble vuelta. Impresora Vargas, Santo Domingo, 2001.

 "Las Elecciones Presidenciales Dominicanas del 2000." Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Anuario Social y Político de América Latina y El Caribe. Nueva Sociedad, Caracas, 2001.

"Sistemas Electorales y de Partidos Politicos: Los Casos de Puerto Rico, República Dominicana y Haití." Boletín Electoral Latinoamericano, XXIII. IIDH-CAPEL, San José, 2000.

"Conflictos Electorales, Reformas Políticas y Proceso Democrático en la República Dominicana." R. Brea, R. Espinal y F. Valerio-Holguín (eds.), La República Dominicana en el Umbral del Siglo XXI: Cultura, Política y Cambio Social. PUCMM, Santo Domingo, 1999.

"Las Relaciones entre Estados Unidos y República Dominicana: El Tema de la Democracia en la Posguerra Fría" (with J. Hartlyn). W. Lozano (ed.), Cambio Político en el Caribe: Escenarios de la Posguerra Fría: Cuba, Haití y República Dominicana. Editorial Nueva Sociedad, Caracas, 1998.

"Los Modelos de Partido en la República Dominicana," Revista de la Reforma, Julio-Septiembre 1998.

"El Financiamiento de los Partidos Políticos en República Dominicana" (with J. J. Polanco). P. del Castillo y Daniel Zovatto (eds.), La Financiación de la Política en Iberoamerica. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1998.

"Elecciones Dominicanas en la Década de los 90s." J. Rial y D. Zovatto (eds.), Elecciones y Democracia en América Latina, 1992-1996: Urnas y Desencanto Político. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1998.

"Los Riesgos de la Doble Vuelta Electoral" (with J. Hartlyn). Revista de Estudios Jurídicos, Vol.V, No.1, 1995.

"Democracia, Gobernabilidad y Partidos Políticos en América Latina." C. Parelli, S. Picado, y D. Zovatto (eds.), Partidos y Clase Política en América Latina en los 90. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1995.

"América Latina: La Visión de los Cientistas Sociales," Revista Nueva Sociedad, No.139, 1995.

"Elecciones Generales en la República Dominicana, 1994." Boletín Electoral Latinoamericano, No.XI, enero-junio, 1994.

"Estrategia para una Reforma Política en la República Dominicana." A. M. Tejada (ed.), Reforma Institucional y Democracia. Editora Taller, Santo Domingo, 1993.

"Desarrollo, Neoliberalismo y Políticas Electorales en América Latina," (Translation from English). Papeles para la Paz, No.47/48, Madrid, 1993.

"Elecciones y Democracia en la República Dominicana." R. Cerdas-Cruz, J. Rial y D. Zovatto (eds.), Elecciones y Democracia en América Latina, 1988-1991: Una Tarea Inconclusa. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1992.

"Procesos Electorales en la República Dominicana, 1978-1990." Revista de Estudios del Caribe, Vol.24, Nos.3/4, 1992.

"Joaquín Balaguer: El Eterno Retorno de la Política Dominicana." Revista Nueva Sociedad, No.118, 1992.

"Presidencialismo y Parlamentarismo: El Caso Dominicano." D. Nohlen (ed.), Presidencialismo y Parlamentarismo en América Latina. Editora Nueva Sociedad, Caracas, 1991.

"Elecciones Dominicanas de 1990." Análisis de los Procesos Electorales en América Latina. Memorias del IV Curso Anual Interamericano de Elecciones. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1991.

"Posibilidades y Límites de la Política Exterior Dominicana en 1989-1990." J. Heine (ed.), ¿Hacia unas Relaciones Internacionales de Mercado? Anuario de Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas. Editora Nueva Sociedad, Caracas, 1991.

"Elecciones Generales en la República Dominicana: 1990." Boletín Electoral Latinoamericano, III, IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1991.

"República Dominicana: Redefinición de las Relaciones Comerciales." H. Muñoz (ed.), El Desafío de los 90. Anuario de Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas. Editora Nueva Sociedad, Caracas, 1990.

"Crisis del Estatismo y del Desarrollismo: Dilemas del Liderazgo Político Dominicano." Revista de Ciencia y Cultura, UNIBE, Vol.1, No.1, enero-abril, 1989.

"La Política Exterior de la República Dominicana en 1988: Cambios y Continuidad." H. Muñoz (ed.), A la Espera de una Nueva Etapa. Anuario de Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas. Editora Nueva Sociedad, Caracas, 1989.

"Transición a la Democracia," Diccionario Electoral. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1989 (First Edition) and 2000 (Second Edition).

"Clientelismo," Diccionario Electoral. IIDH/CAPEL, San José, Costa Rica, 1989 (First Edition) and 2000 (Second Edition).

"La Política Exterior de la República Dominicana durante el Primer Año de Gobierno de Balaguer." H. Muñoz (ed.), Las Políticas Exteriores de América Latina y el Caribe: Un Balance de Esperanzas. Anuario de Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas. Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, 1988.

"Indagaciones sobre el Discurso Trujillista y su Incidencia en la Política Dominicana." Ciencia y Sociedad, Vol.12, No.4, 1988.

"Pactos y Participación, Elites y Pueblo: El PRD en el Poder o el Episodio de una Democracia Maltratada." Ciencia y Sociedad, Vol.12, No.2, 1987.

"República Dominicana: Contradicciones de la Política Exterior en el Ocaso de la Presidencia de Jorge Blanco." H. Muñoz (ed.), Las Políticas Exteriores de América Latina y el Caribe: Continuidad en la Crisis. Anuario de Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas. Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, 1987.

"La Política Exterior de la República Dominicana en 1985." H. Muñoz (ed.), América Latina y el Caribe: Políticas Exteriores para Sobrevivir. Anuario de Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas. Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, 1986.

"República Dominicana: La Evolución de su Política Exterior Reciente." H. Muñoz (ed.), Las Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas Frente a la Crisis. Anuario de Políticas Exteriores Latinoamericanas. Grupo Editor Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, 1985.

"Aproximaciones al Pensamiento Socio-Político de Max Weber y Robert Michels." Ciencia y Sociedad, Vol.VIII, No.1, 1983.

        Articles in French and Portuguese

"Diferenças de gênero na República Dominicana, 1994-2004: dois pasos à frente, um passo para trás? Opinião Pública,Vol. 12, No.2, No.2, 2006.

"Controle Politique et Regulation Electorale en Republique Dominicaine." F. Constant and J. Daniel (ed.), Evolution Politique et Developpement dans la Caraïbe. L'Hartmattan, Paris, 1999.

"Développement et démocratisation en République Dominicaine." J. Daniel (ed.), Les îles Caraïbes: Modèles politiques et stratégies de développement. Editions Karthala, Paris, 1996.

      Book Reviews

S. Gregory, The Devil behind the Mirror: Globalization and Politics in the Dominican Republic, published in the American Journal of Sociology, Vol.114, No.4, 2009.

A. Aparicio, Dominican-Americans and the Politics of Empowerment , published in the Bulletin of Latin American Research , Vol.26, No.3, 2007.

D. Howard, Coloring the Nation: Race and Ethnicity in the Dominican Republic, published in the Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol.35, 2003.

L. Albala-Bertrand (ed.), Democratic Culture and Governance: Latin America on the Threshold of the Third Millennium and M. Vellinga (ed.), Social Democracy in Latin America: Prospects for Change, published in Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol.80, No.1, 2000.

K. Roberts, Deepening Democracy? The Modern Left and Social Movements in Chile and Peru, published in The Ethnic and Conflict Resolution Digest, Vol.3, No.1, 2000.

D. Levy, Building the Third Sector: Latin America's Private Research Centers and Nonprofit Development, published in Contemporary Sociology, Vol.27, No.5, 1998.

E. Betances, State and Society in the Dominican Republic, published in Contemporary Sociology, Vol.26, No.1, 1997.

M. Baud, Historia de un sueño: Los ferrocarriles públicos en la República Dominicana, 1880-1930, published in The New West Indian Guide, Vol.79, Nos.1-2, 1996.

B. Loveman, The Constitution of Tyranny: Regimes of Exception in Spanish America, published in The Annals, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Vol.539, 1995.

J. Linz and A. Valenzuela (eds.), The Failures of Presidential Democracy, published in The Annals, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Vol.538, 1995.

S. Radcliffe and S. Westwood (eds.), Viva: Women and Popular Protest in Latin America, published in The Journal of Third World Studies, Vol.XI, No.2, 1994.

E. Meléndez and E. Meléndez (eds.), Colonial Dilemmas: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Puerto Rico, published in Contemporary Sociology, Vol.23, No.4, 1994.

R. Hillman and T. D'Agostino, Distant Neighbors in the Caribbean: The Dominican Republic and Jamaica in Contemporary Perspective, published in The New West Indian Guide, Vol.68, No.1-2, 1994.

M. Laguerre, Urban Poverty in the Caribbean, published in The Annals, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Vol.526, 1993.

R. Buck, The Tropic of Baseball in the Dominican Republic, published in The Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol.23, Part 2, 1992.

R. Cassá, Moviemto obrero y lucha socialista en la República Dominicana: Desde los orígenes hasta 1960, published in The Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol.72, No.3, 1992.

L. Diamond, J. Linz, and S.M. Lipset (eds.), Democracy in Developing Countries: Latin America, published in The Journal of Latin American Studies, Vol.23, Part 1, 1991.

S. Eckstein (ed.), Power and Popular Protest in Latin America, published in Contemporary Sociology, Vol.19, No.2, 1990.

R. Tardanico (ed.), Crisis in the Caribbean Basin, published in Contemporary Sociology, Vol.17, No.6, 1988.

      Newspaper Articles

Regular Op Ed columnist for Dominican newspapers Hoy, Clave, and Clave Digital

CONFERENCE PAPERS

"Gender Gaps in the Dominican Republic, 1994-2004: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?" (with J. Hartlyn and J.M. Kelly), presented at the XXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) (San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2006).

"Reformas Electorales y Demanda de Transparencia de la Gobernabilidad Democrática en República Dominicana," presented at the conference: Gobernabilidad Democrática y Crisis Política en República Dominicana y América Latina.  Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Sociales (CIES) (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, November 2004).

"Social Capital, Democracy and Gender in the Dominican Republic" (with J. Hartlyn and J. Morgan Kelly), presented at the conference: Los Estudios de Género en la República Dominicana al Inicio del 3er Milenio. Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) and Centro de Estudios de Género del Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 2003)

"Civil Society Mobilization and Democratic Reforms," presented at the XXIII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) (Washington, D.C., September 2001).

"Las Reformas Electorales y su Impacto en el Sistema Político Dominicano," presented at the conference: Reformas Electorales: Esperiencias Regionales en le Desarrollo de Consenso sobre Calendarios Electorales, Sistemas de Doble Vuelta y Medidas para Garantizar la Transparencia de los Procesos Electorales (Santo Domingo, March 2001).

"Democracy Assistance and Civil Society: USAID in the Dominican Republic" (with D. Wendel), presented at the XXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) (Miami, March 2000).

"La Relación entre Sistemas Electorales y Sistemas de Partidos Políticos en el Caribe," presented at the IX Interamerican Seminar on Elections and Democracy, CAPEL (Mexico City, November 1999).

"La Sociedad Civil Movilizada y las Reformas Democráticas en la República Dominicana," presented at the XXIII Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (Panama City, Panama, May 1999).

"Twenty Years of Democratization in Latin America: The State of the Theoretical Debate," presented at the XXI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (Chicago, IL, September 1998).

"Market Sucess of Female Autonomy? Income, Gender and Household Decision-Making among Microentrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic," (with S. Grasmuck), presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, CA, August 1998).

"Los Modelos de Partido en la República Dominicana," presented at the conference: Los Partidos Políticos Dominicanos de Cara al Siglo XXI (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, March 1998).

"Market Success or Female Autonomy? The Impact of Gender on Microenterprises" (with S. Grasmuck), presented at the international conference: "La República Dominicana en el Umbral del Siglo XXI" (Santo Domingo, July 1997).

"Elecciones, Reformas Electorales y su Impacto en la Política Dominicana: Del Excesivo Presidentialismo al Impase Gubernamental," presented at the international conference: "La República Dominicana en el Umbral del Siglo XXI (Santo Domingo, July 1997).

"Los Nuevos Escenarios Políticos en la República Dominicana," presented at the XXII Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (Barranquilla, Colombia, May 1997).

"The Impact of Electoral Reforms on Democracy in the Dominican Republic," presented at the XX International Conference of the Latin American Studies Association (Guadalajara, Mexico, April 1997).

"Relations between the United States and the Dominican Republic: On the Theme of Democratization," presented at conference: Security, Post-authoritarian Transitions and Social Change in the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War (Santo Domingo, March 1997).

"Electoral Observation and Democratization in the Dominican Republic," presented at the conference: Electoral Observation and Democratization in Latin America, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of San Diego, (San Diego, CA, January 1997).

"Dominican Elections in the 1990s," presented at the First European Congress of Latin Americanists. University of Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain, June 1996).

"Observing Elections in the Dominican Republic," presented at the conference: Peacemaking and Democratization in the Hemisphere: Multilateral Approaches. North-South Center, University of Miami (Miami, FL, April 1996).

"Dominicans There and Here: Politics, Economics and Transnationalism," presented at the XIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (Washington, D.C., September 1995).

"Flexible Boundaries of Nation-States: Sovereignty and Citizenship in Transition," presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Washington, D.C., August 1995).

"Electoral Processes in the Dominican Republic," presented at the conference: Political Evolution and Development in the Caribbean, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane (Martinique, November 1994).

"The State of Democratic Governance in the Dominican Republic," presented at the conference: Democratic Governance in the Americas, Inter-American Dialogue (Washington, D.C., September 1994).

"Development and Democratization in the Dominican Republic," presented at the conference: Political Evolution and Development in the Caribbean, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Paris, France, October 1993).

"Which Democracy? The Paradoxes of Caribbean Politics," presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Miami, FL, August 1993).

"Gender, Households, and Informal Entrepreneurship in the Dominican Republic" (with S. Grasmuck), presented at the XVIII Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (Kingston-Ocho Rios, Jamaica, May 1993).

"Conquering the State and Neglecting the Nation: The Limits of Political Leadership in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico," presented at the XVII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (Los Angeles, CA, September 1992).

"Estrategia para una Reforma Política en la República Dominicana," presented at the conference: Institutional Reform and Democracy, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (Santiago, Dominican Republic, September 1991).

"Development, Neoliberalism, and Electoral Politics in Latin America," presented at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (Cincinnati, OH, August 1991).

"Electoral Politics in the Dominican Republic," presented at the XVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (Washington, D.C., April 1991).

"The Right and the New Right in Latin America," presented at the conference: The Right in Latin American Democracies, Columbia University (New York, April 1990).

"The Crisis of Statism and Developmentalism," presented at the XIV Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (Barbados, May 1989).

"The Legacy of Corporatism and the Transition to Democracy in Latin America" (with H. Winant), presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (San Francisco, CA, August 1989).

"Torn Between Authoritarianism and Crisis-Prone Democracy: The Dominican Labor Movement," presented at the conference: Labor Movements in Transitions to Democracy, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN, April 1988).

"Obstacles and Opportunities for Democratic Development in the Dominican Republic," presented at the conference: The Caribbean Basin: Struggle for Independence, Democracy and Development (West Sussex, England, June 1987).

"Democratization in the Dominican Republic: A Challenge to Existing Theories of Latin American Political Development," presented at the 80th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association (Washington, D.C., August 1985).

"The Dominican Working Class: Labor Control under Trujillo and After," presented at the conference: Labor Control and Response in the Caribbean in the 20th century. University of Warwick (Warwick, England, May 1985).

"An Interpretation of the Democratic Transition in the Dominican Republic," presented at the conference: Transition to Democracy in Central America (San José, Costa Rica, December 1984).

"Authoritarianism and Democratic Alternatives in the Dominican Republic," presented at the XI Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (Mexico City, October 1983).

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Escuela Nacional de Formación Electoral y del Estado Civil, "Sistemas Electorales y Equidad de Género" (Santo Domingo, Septiembre 2008).

Center for Strategic and International Studies, presentation at a panel on "Constitutional Reform in the Dominican Republic" (Washington, D.C., September 2007).

Archivo General de la Nación, "Democracia en la Encrucijada" (Santo Domingo, July 2007)

Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo, "La Democratización Dominicana en el Contexto Latinoamericano" (Santo Domingo, May 2005).

City University of New York - Graduate Center, "Democracy and Citizenship in Latin America: Implications of the UNDP Report on Democracy in Latin America" (April 2005).

Participación Ciudadana, "Reformas Electorales y los Desafíos de la Gobernabilidad Democrática en la República Dominicana" (Santo Domingo, March 2005).

National Foreign Affairs Training Center, "Dominican Politics in the Post-Election" (Virginia, October 2004).

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, "Democracy at a Crossroads: Economic and Political Crisis in the Dominican Republic" (Washington, D.C., April 2004).

City University of New York - Graduate Center, "The 2004 Presidential Election in the Dominican Republic" (New York, March 2004).

University of Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia Latin American Studies Consortium Symposium on Women in Action: Social Transformation in Latin America, "Women and Public Opinion in the Dominican Republic" (February 2004).

National Foreign Affairs Training Center, "The Current State of Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic" (Virginia, January 2004).

Inter-American Dialogue, "The Current State of Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic" (Washington, D.C., January 2004).

National Foreign Affairs Training Center, "Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy in the Dominican Republic" (Virginia, May 2003).

City University of New York - Graduate Center, "Civil Society and Democratic Politics in the Dominican Republic" (New York, April 2003).

National Foreign Affairs Training Center, "Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities for Democracy in the Dominican Republic" (Virginia, December 2002)

City University of New York - Graduate Center, "Defending Human Rights and Democracy in Latin America" (New York, May 2002).

Pan American Association of Philadelphia, "Developing Democracies in Latin America" (Philadelphia, March 2001).

Presidential Commission for the Reform and Modernization of the State, "Electoral Reforms in the Dominican Republic," panel discussion (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, August 2000).

Ministry of Foreign Relations, "Foreign Policy of the Dominican Republic: A Historical Study," book presentation (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, June 2000).

Institute of European and Latin American Relations (IRELA), "Dominican Elections 2000" (Madrid, Spain, May 2000).

Instituto Ortega y Gasset, "Dominican Elections 2000" (Madrid, Spain, May 2000).

Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, "Democracy and Social Mobilization in the Dominica Republic" (San Germán, Puerto Rico, April 1999).

Wellesley College, "Twenty Years of Democratization in Latin America: The Unfinished Theoretical Debate and Political Challenges" (Wellesley, MA, March 1999).

Latin American Institute, University of Vienna, "The Socio-Cultural Partnership between the European Union and Latin America," presentation at the Conference, "Expectations and Prospects of the First European Union - Latin American - Caribbean Summit" (Vienna, Austria, September 1998).

University Torcuato Di Tella, "Two Decades of Democratization in Latin America" (Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 1998).

University of Puerto Rico, "Studies on Dominican Politics: Theoretical Foundations and Analytical Contributions" (San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 1998).

University of Puerto Rico, "The Impact of World Two on Dominican Politics" (San Juan, March 1998).

Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), "Cuban Integration to the Caribbean: Political Issues," presentation at the International Seminar "Economic Integration in the Caribbean: The Insertion of Cuba" (Santo Domingo, November 1997).

Cornell University, International Studies in Planning Seminar Series, "Globalism and Reactive Nationalism in Dominican Politics" (Ithaca, NY, March 1997).

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, "La Democratización en América Latina," presentation at the seminar "Cuba a la Luz de otras Transiciones" (El Escorial, Spain, July 1997).

Millersville University, "Are We Latinos All The Same?," presentation at the Fourth Annual Latino College Student Leadership Conference (Millersville, PA, April 1996).

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, "Women in the Global Economy," presentation at a Seminar for Educators organized by Economics America, a project of the Department of Economics of Temple University (Philadelphia, PA, May 1996).

Seton Hall University, "Cooperation between N.J. and Dominican Universities," panel coordinator, Dominican Week (NJ, October 1996).

George Mason University, "Globalization and the Politics of Development," presented at the conference Globalization and the Caribbean: Women, Culture and Policy (Fairfax, VA, April 1995).

Inter American Institute for Human Rights/Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance, "Political Processes in the Caribbean" (San José, Costa Rica, November 1995).

Florida International University, "Elections and Democratic Institutions in the Dominican Republic" (Miami, FL, September 1994).

University of Notre Dame, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, "Democracy in the Americas: Approaching the Year 2000: Brazil and the Southern Cone," Rapporteur (Notre Dame, IN, April 1994).

Gettysburgh College, "Recent Developments in Latin American Electoral Politics" (Gettysburgh, PA, February 1994).

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Centro de Estudios Contemporáneos de América Latina (CECAL), "Presidentialism versus Parliamentarism in the Caribbean: The Dominican Case" (Madrid, Spain, December 1993). Casa de América, "Dominican Migration as a Social Phenomenon" (Madrid, Spain, December 1993).

Inter American Institute of Human Rights/Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance, "Democracy, Governability and Crisis" (San José, Costa Rica, October 1993).

The Bildner Center, "Political Parties and Democracy in the Dominican Republic" (New York, February 1993).

The Bildner Center, "Democratic Trends in the Dominican Republic" (New York, December 1992).

Inter American Institute of Human Rights/Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance, "Elections and Democracy in the Dominican Republic" (San José, Costa Rica, October 1991).

"Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, "Contemporary Latin American Politics" (Santiago, Dominican Republic, July 1990).

Inter American Institute of Human Rights/Center for Electoral Promotion and Assistance, "The 1990 Dominican Elections" (San José, Costa Rica, October 1990).

Regional Institute on Comparative Constitutionalism, "Comparative Constitutionalism and Constitution-Making" (Punta del Este, Uruguay, November 1988).

Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), "The Significance of Sociological Research" (Santo Domingo, July 1988).

University of Chicago, "Pacts in the Crisis: A Reflection on the Construction of Democracy in Latin America" (Chicago, IL, April 1988).

Queen's University, "Democracy in the Caribbean: Perspectives on the Dominican Republic and Haiti" (Kingston, Canada, March 1988).

Institute of Commonwealth, University of London, "Current trends in Dominican Politics" (London, England, June 1987).

Ohio State University, "The Transition to Democracy in the Dominican Republic in Comparative Perspective" (Columbus, OH, May 1987).

University of Notre Dame, "Issues of Democratization" (Notre Dame, IN, April 1987).

Institute of European and Latin American Relations (IRELA), "Foreign Policies of the Dominican Republic" (Madrid, Spain, March 1987).

Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, "The 1986 Elections in the Dominican Republic" (Notre Dame, IN, September 1986).

University of Vienna, "Dilemmas of Democratic Consolidation in Central America and the Caribbean" (Vienna, Austria, March 1986).

Oxford University, Centre for Latin American Studies, "Workers and Politics in the Dominican Republic" (Oxford, England, May 1985).

Royal Institute of International Affairs, "Trends in Dominican Politics and Inter-Caribbean Relations" (London, England, May 1985).

University of Lund, "The Political Economy of Import-Substitution Industrialization in the Dominican Republic" (Lund, Sweden, April 1985).

Swedish Center for Working Life, "The Dominican Republic in the Political Context of the Caribbean and Central America" (Stockholm, Sweden, April 1985).

Oxford University, Centre for Latin American Studies, "The Dominican Republic after Trujillo" (Oxford, England, January 1985).

SHORT SEMINARS

Universidad Internacional de Andalucia, "Politics in the Caribbean: Contemporary Issues and Challenges" (La Rábida, Spain, May 2000).

Universidad de Salamanca, "Politics in the Caribbean: Contemporary Issues and Challenges" (Salamanca, Spain, May 2000).

          SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

2000-2003 Elected member of the Executive Council of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
2000 Organizer and chair of the panel "New Themes and Approaches in the Study of Dominican History,"    XXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Miami, March 2000
1999-2000 Chair, Section on Democratization, Program Committee for the XXII International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, Miami, March 2000.
1998-99 Organizer of the Regular Session on "Sociology of Development" for the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), Chicago, August 1999.
1998-present  Member of the Advisory Board of the Journal, Pensamiento Propio, Nicaragua.
1997- 2000 Member of the Board of Editors, Journal of Inter American Studies and World Affairs.
1997 Chair and Discussant, Northeastern Political Science Association and Northeastern International Studies Association Meetings, at the panel "Women and the State: Transforming Theory and Practice" (November 1997).
1997 Member of the organizing committee of the international conference, La República Dominicana en el Umbral del Siglo XXI, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, July 24-26, 1997.
1994-95 Member of the Bryce Wood Book Award Committee of the Latin American Studies Association.
1994-95 Chair Caribbean Section, Program Committee for the XIX International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, held in September 1995 in Washington, D.C.
1993-94 Member of an advisory panel of scholars to assist the Social Science Research Council in designing and implementing research training workshops for junior social scientists in Central America and the Caribbean.
1993 Organizer of the thematic session, "Legitimating New Democratic Regimes" for the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, held in August 1993 in Miami.
1993-97 Member of the ASA Ad Hoc Advisory Committee on Latin American and Caribbean Sociology.
1991-92 Chair of the Nominations Committee of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.
1990-91 Member of the Book Award Committee of the Political Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association.