Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Mary Clark

Associate Professor - Political Science

Contact Info
maclark@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.A., Latin American Studies, Carleton College, 1984
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1987
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Political Science, 1993

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2000-
  • Senior Associate Member, St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, 2001-2002
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 1994-2000
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane, 1993-1994

Research & Teaching Specializations: Health Policy, Costa Rica

Related Experience

  • Interim Associate Dean for Finance and Planning, School of Liberal Arts, Tulane University, 2011-2012, 2013-
  • Executive Director, Center for International Studies, Tulane University, 2004-2006
  • Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, Tulane University, 2002-2004
  • Program Coordinator, MacArthur Scholarship Program, Institute for Global Studies, University of Wisconsin, 1991-1992

Distinctions

  • Mortar Board Recognition for Excellence in Teaching, Tulane University, 1998-1999
  • Mellon Foundation Research Grant, 1994, 1996
  • Bernstein Newcomb College Fellowship, 1996-1997
  • MacArthur Foundation dissertation fellowships, 1989-1991
  • Organization of American States dissertation fellowship, 1989-1990

Languages:

  • Spanish

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming. “The Meanings of Universal Health Care in Latin America,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law.
  • 2013. “The Final Frontiers of Health Care Universalization in Costa Rica and Panama,” Bulletin of Latin American Research (published on-line June 1, 2013).
  • 2011. “The DR-CAFTA and the Costa Rican Health Sector: A Push toward Privatization?” The Latin Americanist 55(3): 3-23.
  • 2010. “Access to Care versus Access to Coverage: What Can We Learn from the Louisiana State Hospital Model?” World Medical & Health Policy 2(1): 107-125.
  • 2010. “Rebuilding the Past: Health Care Reform in Post-Katrina Louisiana,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law 35(5): 743-769.
  • 2005. “Health Reform, Doctors, and the Physician Labor Market in Costa Rica.” The Latin Americanist. 49 (1): 125-148.
  • 2004. “Health Sector Reform in Costa Rica: Reinforcing a Public System.” In Crucial Needs, Weak Incentives: Social Sector Reform, Democratization, and Globalization in Latin America. Robert Kaufman and Joan Nelson, eds. Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • 2001. “Costa Rica: Portrait of an Established Democracy.” In Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America. Roderic Ai Camp, editor. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • 2001. “Does Trust Matter? Interpersonal Trust and Democratic Values in Chile, Costa Rica, and Mexico.” With Timothy J. Power. In Citizen Views of Democracy in Latin America. Roderic Ai Camp, editor. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • 2001. Gradual Economic Reform in Latin America: The Costa Rican Experience. Albany: SUNY Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Politics & Health; Poverty & Development; Global Public Health; Comparative Social Policy; Introduction to Comparative Politics

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 4

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