Étudiant gradué, Chaire de recherche du Canada en études québécoises et canadiennes
Stagiaire postdoctoral, European University Institute, Florence, Italie.
Politiques des nations sans État – Démocratie multinationale – Nationalisme – Conflits ethniques et nationalistes – Processus de formation de l’État-Nation – Multiculturalisme – Auto-détermination nationale.
Situation professionnelle actuelle
National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, au Political and Social Sciences Department dans le cadre du Programme Post-doctoral Max Weber, European University Institute, Florence, Italie.
Doctorat, science politique, Université Yale
Étudiant visiteur, Istituto Universitario Europeo, Florence, Italie.
Yale-Nuffield Exchange Scholar for 2001-2, au Nuffield College, Université d’Oxford, Royaume Uni.
Yale Law School. Juris Doctor
Maîtrise, science politique, Université de Californie, Berkeley.
Baccalauréat, Brown University.
Prix et distinctions
2007-2009 : Awarded a National Science Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
2005 : Awarded a Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship.
2004 : Awarded a Coca-Cola World Fund Grant at Yale, and a Québec Studies Grant by the Québec Government’s Department of International Relations. Also awarded a grant by the George Leitner Fund at Yale University.
2002 : Awarded a Yale Center for International and Area Studies (YCIAS) Dissertation Research Grant by Yale, and a grant by the John Perry Miller Fund by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
2001-2002 : Yale Exchange Scholar, at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. My advisor at Oxford was Laurence Whitehead, during the entire 2001-2002 academic year.
2001 : Awarded a Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities, providing three years of support for the Ph.D. degree. Also awarded the Fox International Fellowship at Yale for one-year of study at Cambridge University, United Kingdom (declined), and a YCIAS Pre-Dissertation Research Grant at Yale. Also awarded a Summer Language Institute Fellowship by the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, for an intensive French language course.
1993 : Awarded a National Science Foundation Pre-Dissertation Fellowship for the Ph.D. degree. I decided not to enter a Ph.D. program at that time, and remained in the practice of law.
1988 : Awarded a Yale Law School Summer Public Interest Fellowship, in the UNAN Law School in Leon, Nicaragua, for research on the Sandinista government’s agrarian reform.
1984-1985 : Awarded the Samuel T. Arnold Traveling Fellowship at Brown,
and spent the year researching liberation theology in Central and South America.
1984 : Phi Beta Kappa, Honors, and magna cum laude at Brown.
Espagnol, anglais, français, italien, catalan.
Publications et communications
“National Identity and Political Identity: The Impact of Majority-Nation Nationalism on Stateless Nations’ National Movements” in Panel on “Re-Conceptualizing Majorities, Minorities, and the State” to be presented at the APSA Annual Meeting in Boston, August 28-31, 2008.
“Managing Nationalism: Varieties of Nationalism and the Accommodation of Non-Secessionist Nationalism,” at the Workshop on Nationalism and Multi-Level Governance, May 30-31, 2008, at the European University Institute.
“Internal Variation in National Movements and the Study of Nationalism: Methodological, Conceptual, and Theoretical Contributions,” at the SPS Fellows Seminar, May 28, 2008, at the European University Institute.
“Shades of Stateless Nationhood: Explaining Internal Variation in Stateless Nations’ National Movements,” presented on September 5, 2007, at the Centro de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras.
“National Identity and Political Identity: Resolving the Stateless Nationalists’ Dilemma,” presented on August 31, 2007, at the History and Politics Seminar, at the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
The National Movement of Puerto Rico – Recent Developments,” presented in March, 2004, before the Groupe de recherche sur les sociétés plurinationales (GRSP), Université du Québec à Montréal
“Comparative Politics of Multinational Democracies,” presented in November, 2003 at the Political Science Department, University of Puerto Rico
European University Institute, May 30-31, 2008. Organizer, Chair, and Presenter, “Workshop on Nationalism and Multi-Level Governance,” as part of the teaching program at the SPS Department, EUI. Keynote speaker was Prof. Josef Marko, University of Graz, Austria, speaking on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
European University Institute, Winter 2008, “The Management of Ethnic and Nationality Conflict.” Ph.D. program-level seminar co-taught with Prof. Michael Keating.
Yale University, Spring 2001, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Teaching Assistant, in charge of two sections.
Yale University, Fall 2000, Constitutional Law, Teaching Assistant, in charge of two sections.