Refereed Journals


Homophobic Populism, co-authored with Jack Kiryk. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, Oxford University Press (August 15).



Reversing the Causal Arrow: Oil and Regime Type in Latin America, co-authored with Gonzalo Hernández Jiménez and Juan Camilo Salgado. Journal of Energy Policy 142.

Democratic Backsliding through Electoral Irregularities: Venezuela, 1999-2019. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 109 (January-June), 41-65.



Not All ‘Sins’ Are Rejected Equally: Resistance to LGBT Rights across Religions in Colombia” (with Iñaki Sagarzazu, Politics and Religion 13, 2: 351-377.



“The Quality of the Venezuelan Democracy under Hugo Chavez (1999-2013)”; (with Manuel Hidalgo), Partecipazione e conflitto 10, 1: 89-118.

“Understanding the Uneven Spread of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean, 1999–2013,” Journal of Research in Gender Studies 7(1): 52–81. [An earlier version appeared in 2015, and in Spanish in 2016.]



“Can Anyone Stop the President? Changes in Term Limits in Latin America.” Latin American Politics and Society 58, 3 (Summer).



“The Politics of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean: Research Agendas” European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 100 (December).

The journal’s “most visited” article between 2017 and 2018 (source: JSTOR analytics).

“Understanding International Partnership: The Complicated Rapprochement Between the United States and Brazil,” Political Science Quarterly 130, 2 (Summer), 213-44.



Chapters in Academic Books


The Expansion of LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Backlash.  In Michael Bosia, Sandra M. McEvoy, and Momin Rahman, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Global LGBT and Sexual Diversity Politics. (Oxford Handbooks Online).



“Radical Claims to Accountability.” In Joe Foweraker and Dolores Trevizo, eds., Democracy and Its Discontents in Latin America (Lynn Rienner Publishers): 115-131.


“Venezuela’s Foreign Policy after Chávez: Why Normalization is Impossible” (with Carlos A. Romero).  In Jorge I. Domínguez, ed. U.S.-Latin American Relations (Routledge).



“Venezuela’s Foreign Policy, 1920-2014” (with Carlos A. Romero).  In Jorge I. Domínguez and Ana Covarrubias, eds., Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World (Routledge): 153-168.



Articles and Podcasts in Professional Outlets/Journals


Informe de Guerra, o el estado de la lucha contra la democracia en América Latina (War Report, or the status of the fight against democracy in Latin America).  Vanguardia Dossier (Barcelona) 85, October-December, pp. 16-22.  


Targets of Discontent: What Went Wrong for the Wave of Leftist Leaders Elected in Latin America?  The Signal (August 11)


Could Democracy Backslide in Colombia?  Americas Quarterly, August 8


La desventaja de las democracias en América Latina es que sus estados están infradotados (Democracy’s Disadvantage in Latin Ameria is That States Are Underfunded).  Podcast.  CIGODESE (Centro Internacional de Gobernabilidad, Desarrollo y Seguridad), Madrid and Lima.


Telltale Signs of Democratic Backsliding.  Persuasion (by Yascha Mounk), January 27,



The Top Ten LGBTQ Stories of 2021 from Latin America and the Caribbean, GlobalAmericans, December 27


Interview on Democratic Backsliding:  Javier Corrales:

“Hay muchos países que están experimentando preocupantes procesos de des-democratización” (“There are many countries that are experiencing worrisome processes of de-democratization”), Diálogos a fondo, Clarín (Buenos Aires), August 7,


Why Cuba’s Díaz-Canel Is Still in Trouble (with Scott Brasesco). Americas Quarterly, July 27,


In Spanish, published by Letras Libres (México), August 5, 


On Cuba:  Homeland and Life, Interview.  The Signal, Jul 19,


The Day Cubans Lost Their Fear.  The New York Times, July 1, at

In Spanish:


On Cuba: An Interview with Javier Corrales, by Guy Mentel, GlobalAmericans, Jul 12, at


On Cuba:  Interview with Javier Corrales, by Sylvia Colombo, (É ilusão pensar que estructura de repressão de Cuba está frágil, afirma cientista política, Folha de S. Paulo, July 12, at


“A region reacts as Secretary Blinken departs San José,” GlobalAmericans, June 3, at


Cuba’s Post-Castro.  Podcast by Americas Quarterly (April 20)


Latin America’s Former Presidents Have Way Too Much Power.  The New York Times, April 14


“Javier Corrales on Chavez, Trump, and the concept of autocratic legalism.  Podcast by Palcast (Feb 1), 



The 2020 Top 10 LGBT Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean, GlobalAmericans, December 28 at


Cuba’s Racial Reckoning, and What It Means for Biden. Americas Quarterly online, December 15


Trump’s Defeat Was World Historic.  Foreign Policy, November 17.


Interview:  On Trump’s similarities with Latin American strongmen.  GloboEconomía with José Antonio Montenegro, CNN en español


What the Oil Spill in Venezuela Tells Us About Its Politics. The New York Times, September 7


Why Maduro Hasn’t Fallen. Journal of Democracy 31, 3 (July), pp. 39-53.


Testing Democracies for the Virus: The Experience from the Americas, First Round (with Philip Corbo), July, Executives, PEX Executives, Presidents, and Cabinet Politics,


Same-Sex Marriage in Conservative Costa Rica Was Not a Miracle, The New York Times, June 5,

In Spanish:


Trump Is Using the Legal System Like an Autocrat, The New York Times, March 5,



From Bolivia, Sad Lessons on How To Fix Semi-Democracies, The New York Times, Nov. 15, at


In Spanish:


Latin America Risks Becoming the Land of Militarized Democracies. Americas Quarterly on line, October 1, 2019.


Responses to the Venezuela Migration Crisis:  A Scorecard.  Americas Quarterly on line, July 11,

In Portuguese at


Guatemala:  Nueve vicios de las elecciones latinoamericanas en un solo ejemplo [Guatemala:  Nine Electoral Malpractices from Latin America In One Example].  The New York Times en español, June 14, at


How Trump Is Getting in His Own Way in Venezuela, The New York Times, May 22,


In Spanish at


How to Tackle Venezuela’s Military Problem, The New York Times, March 5,


In Spanish at:


A Change in Strategy Has Helped Venezuela’s Opposition Gain Traction. Freedom House. February 19.


Also at:  Democracy Digest:


Foreign Forces Did Not Start Venezuela's Transition. Venezuela Did.  NPR. January 30.


Interview:  “Venezuela was once the richest, most stable, democracy in Latin America. What happened?” With Francisco Rodríguez, Michael Shifter, By Jason Margolis, Public Radio International, February 7, at


Interview:  “Una oposición energizada” [A re-energized opposition].  El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile, 31 January.



Latin America’s 2018 LGBT Year in Review, GlobalAmericans (December 31) at


Defying Latin America’s Strongman.  The New York Times (November 7, 2018).  

Online edition (November 6):


The Venezuelan Crisis Is Part of Maduro’s Plan, The New York Times (September 25),


Spanish version:


How Argentina Has Made Halting Progress on Abortion Rights. The New York Times (August 10)


Spanish Translation:


The Return of Populism, Latin America Style:  Elections in Colombia and Mexico.  The New York Times (June 25).


Spanish Translation:


Venezuelans Have No Choice but to Vote.  The New York Times (May 15).

Spanish Translation:


Goodbye Castros, Hello Communist Party (with James Loxton). The New York Times (February 26 in the International edition and February 28 on Page A23 of the New York edition with the headline: What Comes After the Castros?

Spanish translation:


Interview: “’É ruim que ex-presidentes se metam na política,’ diz Javier Corrales, [It’s harmful that expresidents become involved in Politics]” by Silvia Colombo, Folha de Sao Paulo, February 18,


Interview: “El politólogo que cree que el gran dilema de América Latina en 2018 será la excesiva influencia de los expresidentes [The Political Scientist Who Thinks that the great dilema for Latin America in 2018 will be the excessive influence of expresidents”], by Gerardo Lissardy.  BBC Mundo, February 6


Portuguese translation:,852efe64e6a588521433bcce2df603376lz6j6a8.html


“The Perfect Marriage:  Evangelicals and Conservatives in Latin America,” The New York Times, January 17,


Spanish translation:


“The Gap Between Legal Progress and Daily Realities for LGBT People in Latin America” (with Chris Sabatini), World Politics Review, January 11, at


“‘Prexit’: Latin America’s Real 2018 Dilemma.  Americas Quarterly, January 3,


Interview on CNN en español


Coverage in El Mercurio (Chile):



“The 2017 Top 10 LGBT Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean.” GlobalAmericans, December 29, at


Spanish translation:


“Pax Bolivariana in 2011: A Report on the Affairs of the Empire.” Caracas Chronicles (December 3),


“Polarize and Conquer.” The New York Times (October 8).


“Argentina:  Un Tropiezo para el Neocaudillismo” [Argentina: A Setback for Neocaudillismo], The New York Times en español, 4 September


“The Real Reason Behind the Staff Turmoil at the White House” (with Daniel Altschuler), The Washington Post, August 15.


Maduro cumple con el legado de Chávez, no lo está traicionando [Maduro Is Fulfilling Chávez’s Legacy; He is not Betraying Him].  New York Times en español, 29 July


Reprinted in El Mercurio (Chile), July 30, 2017


¿Puede Trump Repuntar? [Can Trump Make a Comeback?], New York Times en español, June 25


Can’t We Give Venezuela’s Opposition a Little Credit, Americas Quarterly Web Exclusive, April 25,


“The Blind Spots in Trump's Foreign Policy,” The New York Times, March 30


Five Reasons the Opposition is in Good Shape to Fight Trump,” The New York Times, February 5,



“The Curse of Hypercorrection in Latin America,” The New York Times, November 23,



“LGBT Rights and Representation in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Influence of Structure, Movements, Institutions, and Culture” LGBT Representation and Rights Program, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (April)

Reprinted in Spanish at


“The Autocratic Resurgence:  Autocratic Legalism in Venezuela,” Journal of Democracy 25, 1 (April):37-51.


Reprinted in Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, and Christopher Walker, eds. 2016. Authoritarianism Goes Global:  The Challenge to Democracy. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 78-95.

Quoted in “Maduro’s Muzzle,” The Economist, April 4, 2015.


Translated into Spanish by Juan Gabriel Delgado, in Cuadernos de Pensamiento Político (Madrid), 47, July/September 2015, pp. 69-82.


Translated into Portuguese at




Will Bolivia Be Able to Hold Free & Fair Elections?  The Latin America Advisor, November 21,


Podcast.  LGBTQ+ Rights in Latin America.  Argentina Project, Latin America Program, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, DC, June 28 at


Radio Interview. “Trump and Maduro Fan the Flames as Venezuela Slowly Dies.” Background Briefing with Ian Masters, March 12, at and


“How did the opposition become energized again in Venezuela: New strengths and old weaknesses?” A one-hour online discussion with David Smilde and Margarita López-Maya, Lasa Dialogues, organized by the Latin American Studies Association, February 13.


Radio Interview.  On the Venezuelan crisis, by host Annabelle Quince, ABC RN Australia, February 9, at



TV Interview.  “Venezuela’s neighbors face refugee crisis.” PBS News Hour, August 29,


Interview.  “Maduro tiene posibilidades de salvarse” [Maduro has the chance to save himself], May 25, 2017, Deutsche Welle en español,


Interview.  “Where is the Constituent Assembly Going” [Hacia dónde conduce la constituyente?]  


Interview.  “Falcón tornou-se um verdadeiro crítico do governo” [Falcón became a true critic of the government].  Público (Lisbon), May 20, at ”


Interview “Coctel antidemocracia” by Patricia Estupiñán, Vistazo (Ecuador), April 19, pp. 42-44.


“The threat of impeachment can push presidents out the door. But there’s a catch” (with John M. Carey, Mariana Llanos, Leiv Marsteintredet and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán), The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, April 11 at



Interview on Venezuela after the October elections, The Perfect Storm, Venezuela Global, November 21,


Interview on the “Venezuelan Crisis,” Veneco Candanga, September 8,


“Venezuela in Crisis,” Panel discussion, RN Radio, Australia, Sunday 13 August,


Interview on “U.S. Cuba Relations and the Trump Administration” (in Spanish), CNN en español, June 1,


Venezuela’s government wants to write a new constitution. That way lies autocracy, The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, May 15,


Spanish translation in at:


Interview with Javier Corrales “¿En qué consiste el llamado a una Asamblea Constituyente de Maduro? [What Is Maduro’s Call for a Constituent Assembly All About?], La Tercera, Santiago, Chile, May 2,


“Venezuelans are still demonstrating. What happens next for the dictatorship of President Nicolás Maduro?” (with James Loxton), The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post, April 20,


LGBT Rights in the Americas Timeline, a Digital History/Humanities Project (Beta Version) Launched April 17.


Interview with Javier Corrales, “Can Venezuela protests break authoritarian rule of President Maduro?” Radio interview, The Current, CBC Radio, April 11,


Interview with Javier Corrales, “Los biógrafos del chavismo sobre la crisis,”La Tercera, Santiago, Chile, April 2,


Interview with Javier Corrales on the Venezuelan Supreme Court Crisis, All Things Considered, NPR, March 31,


Interview with Javier Corrales on Trump, Panoramas, University of Pittsburgh, January 13, at


The 2016 Top LGBT Stories from Latin America and the Caribbean.  Latin America Goes Global (January 3) at



“Fidel Was Hell.”  Foreign Policy Online.  November 26,


Interviewed. “After Fidel Castro’s Death, What’s Next for U.S. Cuba Relations.  All Things Considered, NPR, November 26,


“For Latin Americans, Trump's Outsider Win Is a Familiar Story – With a Twist,” Americas Quarterly Web Exclusive, November 17, 2016,


“Debate on the Comparison between Chávez and Trump,” with Dimitris Pantoulas, Alejandro Velasco, Nick Casey, Orlando Pérez, David Smilde, and Gabe Hetland, at Washington Office on Latin America, Venezuela Blog, November 6,


Can the Same Thing Happen Here?  Lessons from Colombia and Brexit (with Daniel Altschuler).  Latin American Goes Global (October 6), at


“Why Colombia’s Government Compromised for Peace,” Foreign Policy Online, Democracy Lab, September 30, at


“The Problems with Trump Analogies,” The Huffington Post, September 22, at

Interviewed, “The Power of Television in Politics (16 minutes on air), WBEZ Chicago (NPR affiliate), September 26, at


“How Venezuela’s Repressive Government Controls the Nation Through Hunger,” The Huffington Post, August 12,


“LGBT Rights in Latin America: Interview.”  Amherst College E-News, July 25,


“Coup Nouvelle:  Did We Just Witness a Coup in Venezuela?” (with Franz von Bergen), Latin America Goes Global, July 15, at


In Spanish at:


Referenced in “Army Rations,” The Economist, August 6


“Venezuela: Is This the Final Straw.” Americas Quarterly Web Exclusive, June 25,


“After Brazil, Will Venezuela Be Next in Removing the President” (with Diego Recinos), Americas Quarterly Web Exclusive, May 12,


“Maduro Clings to Power with the Long Arm of the Law,” National Endowment for Democracy, Resurgent Dictatorship blog, April 14,


“The U.S. Embargo Didn’t Push Cuba Toward Democracy. Neither Will Its End” (with Dawn Brancati), The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post (March 30), at


Beware the Outsider:  Donald Trump, Lessons from Latin America.  Foreign Policy Online, March 16,


“El extremismo político en los EE.UU, Part II. Explicaciones,” [Political Extremism in the U.S., Part II: Explanations], Infolatam, February 13,


“El extremismo político en los EE.UU” [Political Extremism in the U.S.], Infolatam, February 11, at


“The Struggle for Marriage Equality in Venezuela: An Interview with Javier Corrales,” WOLA/Venezuela Blog, February 1, at


“The 2015 Top 10 Events in LGBT Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Latin America Goes Global, January 2, at

Spanish translation in El Universal (Mexico City), January 26, 2016, at



“The Election that Broke the Spell of Chávez,” Foreign Policy Online, November 8,


“Venezuela’s Media Isn’t Smearing the Opposition; It’s Making Them Invisible” (with Franz von Bergen), American Quarterly Web Exclusive (November 23)


“The Trump-ification of Venezuela,” Americas Quarterly Web Exclusive, August 28, 2015,


“Guns and Gangs, and the Sad Role of US Lax Gun Laws Play” (with Abigail Xu), Latin America Goes Global (June 2).


“La reelección presidencial gana terreno en América Latina” [Presidential Re-election Gains Ground in Latin America], Interviewed by Eva Usi, DW Deutsche Welle Latinoamérica, June 3


“Nuevo Mundo” Interviewed on (and adviser for the program) LGBT rights in the Americas, Efecto Naim (syndicated TV newsmagazine, in Spanish), May 17.;


“Don’t Blame It on the Oil,” Foreign Policy Online, May 7.


“Maduro puede sobrevivir” [Maduro can survive], Interview in Infolatam, January 20,