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Political Science Professor Marcos Scauso, Ph.D.

Marcos Scauso’s research interests lie at the intersections of international relations and colonial legacies, with a concentration on Indigenous voices and intersectionality in post-colonial Latin America. Within these areas of focus are two parallel and interconnected concentrations: colonial legacies in American policy in Latin America that encompass racism, patriarchy, sexism and ecology; and socio-political movements to overcome colonial legacies and ongoing forms of oppression.


Scauso has directed two research documentaries about Indigenous activism in Argentina and Bolivia — “Swallows…A Necessary Flight” (2009) and the twopart “Pan y Tizas, La Educación en Decadencia” (2007). These projects inspired his book, “Intersectional Decoloniality: Reimagining IR and the Problem of Difference,” building on his extensive field work in Bolivia to examine Indigenous voices that provide new pathways for reimagining cultural interactions shaped by the international system, the persistent impact of colonial legacies, and the prospect of coexistence through decolonization.


Scauso also works in institutional spaces to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. He currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer of the Global South Caucus’ International Studies Association, and as the Peace, Conflict and Violence Book Series Editor of a book series in partnership with Transnational Press.


At his previous institution, Quinnipiac University, he served in the positions of co-chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity Committee for the College of Arts and Sciences (2021-23); co-chair of the Quinnipiac Inclusive Excellence Teaching Lab (2021-22); and as a member of the College of Arts and Sciences Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Intercultural Citizenship Responsibility of the University Education Committee.


Recent Grants and Fellowships:

  • Davis Educational Foundation Grant, Inclusive Excellence Teaching Lab, Quinnipiac University, $93,265 (2021-2022)
  • Albert Schweitzer Institute Faculty Fellowship, Quinnipiac University, $6,000 (2020-2022)
  • Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies Research Grant, $3,000 (November 2017)

Selected Publications:



B.A., Sociology, National University of Argentina, Villa María

M.A., International Relations, San Francisco State University

M.A., Political Science, University of California, Irvine

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, Irvine


English, Spanish

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