Arturo SotomayorDepartment of Political Science and Geography - Mentor
Dr. Arturo Sotomayor is an Associate Professor in the College of Liberal and Fine Arts, Department of Political Science and Geography at UTSA. He received his Ph.D. in International Relations in 2004 at Columbia University He also studied at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico where he received his BA in International Relations. His book The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper, Johns Hopkins Press (2014) was winner of the 2015 Luciano Tomassini Latin American International Relations Book Award presented by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). He also has a co-edited book American Crossings, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015 that focuses on border insecurity. Other publications focus on peace support operations, UN Peace Operations, democratization and commitment to peace, providing peacekeepers, and why some states participate in peacekeeping operations and others do not. He has been PI of a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to explore border spaces, and a part of a team funded by the Minerva Research Initiative to study who does NOT become a terrorist and why. He joined the UTSA faculty in 2015 and has played a leadership role in reviving the minor in Latin American studies at UTSA and has organized a group of interdisciplinary faculty to explore the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate major and a possible Ph.D. in Latin American Studies.
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