Thursday, October 17, 2013
McKinney Conference Room
Veronica Herrera is assistant professor of political science at the University of Connecticut. She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and her BA from Swarthmore College. She studies comparative Latin American politics and policymaking and the politics of economic development. Her current research examines subnational politics after decentralization, with a particular focus on state-society relations in the urban context. Research areas include local governance and public goods provision, local political party organization and mobilization strategies, local participatory institutions and citizenship, and urban collective action. She also researches water and sanitation in developing countries, and is interested in environmental policy more broadly. She teaches courses in comparative politics and water and environmental politics.