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Institute Staff

Bernd Reiter, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Offices: FAO 251, Tel. (813) 974-3583
Research and Teaching Interests: Democracy and Decolonization.

Paula Lezama, MA
Assistant Director and Academic Adviser
Office: FAO 255, Tel. (813) 974-0306
Research Interest: Development Studies in General. Poverty and Inequality, Ethnic and Racial Disparities, Institutional Evolution and its impact on development with a regional focus on the sounthern cone, specifically, Colombia and Brazil.

Natalia Patiño Gonzalez
Graduate Assistant
Office: FAO 254

Ricardo Noé
Graduate Instructional Assistant
Office: FAO 258

Student Assistant