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About Brian Wampler

Dr. Brian Wampler is the Department Chair and a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boise State University where he has taught since earning his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, Austin in 2001. Dr. Wampler was named a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. State Department and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, and spent the 2009-2010 academic year conducting research, teaching and lecturing at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Dr. Wampler's main area of research focuses on participatory institutions at the subnational level in Brazil and Latin America. He has multiple scholarly and policy publications on this topic, including a book published by Penn State Press. A secondary area of research involves the behaviors and attitudes of Mexican migrants to Idaho. Dr. Wampler teaches courses within the International Relations subfield, including Comparative Politics, Latin American Politics, the Politics of Developing Nations, Latin American Politics Through Film, and American National Government. He is also the advisor to the local chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national honorary association for political science students.

Positions

2013 Present Department Chair and Professor, Boise State University Department of Political Science
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20082012 Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Political Science
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20092010 Fulbright Scholar, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
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20012008 Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Political Science
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Faculty Partner Award
  • 2008 Distinguished Faculty Member
  • 2009 - 2010 Fulbright Scholar at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2017 - Research Grant for "The Diffusion and Adaptation of Participatory Budgeting" Project ($105,000), Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex

Courses

  • POLS 325: Latin American Politics
  • POLS 333: Comparative Governments and Politics
  • POLS 497: Special Topics - Comparative Public Policy

Education

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2000 Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
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1991 B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz
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Contact Information

Phone: 208.426.2650
bwampler@boisestate.edu
Office: PAA 123D
Mail Stop: 1935
Fax: 208.426.4370


Articles (20)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (3)