B.A., University of Chicago
M.S., London School of Economics
M.S., Georgetown University
Ph.D., University of Oxford
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Omar Sanchez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Texas State University. He received his PhD in political science from Oxford University. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, as well as a Master’s degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. As an undergraduate at the University of Chicago his major was in economics. Before coming to Texas State he was Assistant Professor at Temple University (2007-09) in Philadelphia, with previous teaching positions at Iowa State University (2004-07) and the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay (2003-04). His work experience includes stints at the Carter Center in Atlanta, the United Nations Development Program in Guatemala, and the Group of 30 in Washington, DC. He has conducted extensive field work research on various topics in Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Peru and Ecuador. At Texas State, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the subfield of comparative politics, with a special interest in developing countries. Prof. Sanchez is the author of a number of articles in academic journals dedicated to comparative politics, Latin American politics, and political economy.
Areas of Interest: Comparative Politics; Latin American politics; democratization; quality of democracy issues; economic reform; political economy of development; party systems.