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Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies

Year Joined RCNJ: 2009

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7429
  • Email: rroot@ramapo.edu
  • Office: A-213
  • Office Hours: E-mail for Appointment

Education:

  • B.A. Eckerd College
  • Ph.D. University of Massachusetts

Courses Offered:

  • Intro to International Studies
  • Contemporary Latin America
  • Politics of Developing Nations
  • Modern Comparative Politics
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Contemporary International Human Rights
  • Human Rights in Latin America
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Readings in Humanities

Teaching Interests:

  • Latin American Politics
  • Human Rights
  • Development
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Democratization

Research Interests:

  • Transitional Justice
  • Civil-Military Relations
  • South America
  • Human Rights Trials.

Scholarly Activity:

  • Transitional Justice in Peru. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
  • “The Fujimori Effect.” Journal of Human Rights. September 2011.
  • “Through the Window of Opportunity: The Transitional Justice Network in Peru.” Human Rights Quarterly. May 2009.
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