Melissa Martinez

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of North Texas

 Areas of Specialization:

  • Human Rights
  • Criminal Organizations
  • Post-conflict societies in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa


Scholarly Achievements:

Dr. Melissa Martinez is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs. She received her PhD in Political Science, with concentrations in Comparative Politics and International Relations, from the University of North Texas in 2018. She then took a one year visiting position at Luther College in Iowa where she taught courses in Latin America and human rights. She has co-authored publications in the journals Political Science Quarterly and PS: Political Science and Politics. She specializes in human rights, criminal organizations, and post-conflict societies in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa.


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