Steven Samford

Steven Samford

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: P&IR

Office Address: Balch 204

Office Phone: (909) 607-3154


Personal Website: Click here

Academic History

  • BA, Reed College
  • MA & PhD, University of New Mexico

Areas of Expertise

Comparative Politics, Development, Political Economy, Politics of Latin America

Selected Research and Publications

  • Samford, Steven and Priscila Ortega Gómez. 2012. "Subnational Politics and Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico." Review of International Political Economy. DOI: 10.1080/09692290.2012.733316
  • Adhikari, Prakash and Steven Samford. 2012. "The Nepali State and the Dynamics of Maoist Insurgency." Studies in Comparative International Development. DOI: 10.1007/s12116-012-9125-4
  • Samford, Steven. 2010. "Averting 'Disruption and Reversal': The Logic of Rapid Trade Reform in Latin America." Politics and Society 38 (3): 373-407.

Awards and Honors

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Notre Dame, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
  • Virginia M. Walsh Dissertation Award, American Political Science Association (STEP), 2013
  • Best Dissertation Award, Latin American Studies Association (Mexico), 2013
  • Early Career Paper Award, Latin American Studies Association (Economics and Politics), 2013
  • National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2010-2012
  • Social Science Research Council, International Dissertation Research Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • Fulbright US Student Program, Fulbright-García Robles Grant (Mexico), 2010-2011
  • Doctoral Fellowship, UNM Latin American & Iberian Institute, 2011-12

Courses Taught

  • Core I (Fall 2013)
  • Introduction to Comparative Politics (Fall 2013)

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