Emily Edmonds-Poli, PhD

Emily Edmonds-Poli
Phone: (619) 260-7802
Office: Kroc Institute for Peace & Jus 259A

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Political Science and International Relations

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, Political Science
  • MA, University of Texas at Austin, Latin American Studies
  • BA, Middlebury College, Latin American Studies

Emily Edmonds-Poli, Ph.D., joined the USD faculty in 2001. Her research focuses on violence against the press, as well as local and national politics in Mexico. She is co-author (with David Shirk) of Contemporary Mexican Politics (Rowman and Littlefield,2016).

Areas of Expertise

Mexico: local and state level politics, and violence against the press. Latin America: democratization, decentralization.

Areas of Interest

Edmonds-Poli teaches a number of classes at USD, including introduction to international relations, and upper division and graduate level courses on Mexico, Latin America, and U.S.-Latin American relations. In addition, she teaches a summer course on politics and film in Latin America. Edmonds-Poli has taught international relations in the freshman preceptorial program for over ten years and was awarded Preceptor of the Year in 2014.

She has also taught or team-taught several courses in the Honors program, including Rupture and Conflict: Politics and Literature in Latin America, and Politics and Media in Latin America.