Professor, Students Creating Comprehensive LGBT Rights Resource

August 12, 2015

By Office of Communications Intern Nate Gordon


A screenshot of the LGBT rights in the Americas timeline prototype

In 2010, Javier Corrales co-edited The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America. Since then, LGBT rights have become a focus for Amherst’s Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science. Soon after he released the book, while talking to colleagues and others around campus about his studies, Corrales realized he was missing a resource: a comprehensive chronological record of the events that have influenced LGBT rights in the Americas.

The Promise of Participation: "Civicness" Can Be Stimulated in Unlikely Areas, Prof and Alum's Book Argues

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With Chávez Absent, Venezuela Now Governed by Two Leaders, Says Amherst Poli Sci Prof

January 22, 2013

Presidential Inauguration Day: For citizens of the U.S. and most other democracies, the event signifies either a peaceful transfer of power to another administration or the opportunity for a re-elected president to make cabinet changes. But in Venezuela, this year’s presidential inauguration day, Jan. 10, was mired in controversy.

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By Caroline J. Hanna

It was a banner winter for faculty authors. Political science’s Javier Corrales; law, jurisprudence and social thought’s Lawrence Douglas; and physics’ Jonathan Friedman all won accolades for their writing.

The Guardian: Chávez holds on to leadership reins as he flies to Cuba for treatment

Political science professor Javier Corrales spoke with the UK newspaper about Venezuela President Hugo Chavez’s recent cancer diagnosis and treatment. “Chávez could do miracles, including raising the appeal of even mediocre personalities.  But, thus far, he continues to prefer being president than campaign chief for someone else,” he was quoted as saying.

Amherst College to Host Screening, Director’s Discussion of Mexican Film Revolución on April 28

April 25, 2011                                                                   

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College will host a screening of the new Mexican film Revolución and panel discussion about it with two of the film’s directors, Mariana Chenillo and Amat Escalante, and Amherst faculty members Rick Lopez, associate professor of history, and Javier Corrales, professor of political science.

Amherst College’s Frost Library to Host Spring Book Party for Faculty Authors on Feb. 17

January 28, 2011

AMHERST, Mass.—On Thursday, Feb. 17, at 4:30 p.m. in the first-floor periodicals area, Amherst College’s Frost Library will host a spring book party recognizing new works by Amherst faculty in the social sciences.

Dow Jones: Venezuela's Economy Struggled In 2010 But Its Bonds Thrived

Poli sci professor Javier Corrales commented on the state of Venezuela’s economy in this piece that ran in the Wall Street Journal, among other outlets. “As the government’s popularity declines, quite significantly, its institutional control has risen,” he said. “In terms of a functioning economic market, this is a market in decline. It’s remarkable how much capital flight there has been. And it’s because of the arbitrary policies of the government.”

The Remarkable Rapprochement Between the United States and Brazil Since 2007

Was it Predictable? Is it Sustainable? Does it Matter?

Javier Corrales, Professor of Political Science

Wall Street Journal: Behind the Scenes of Argentina’s Power Couple

The Wall Street Journal consulted political science professor Javier Corrales for an analysis of the president of Argentina and her late husband. “She was out there and Néstor was more reserved,” Corrales told the paper. “One interpretation was that he was more low-profile. The other interpretation was that he was the brain and she the mouth.”