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Mauro Caraccioli, Ph.D.

Visiting Instructor of International Relations
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B.A., Florida International University
M.A., Florida International University
Ph.D, University of Florida

Areas of Expertise:

Political Theories of Empire and Nature
History of International Political Thought
International Environmental Relations
Latin American Politics

Courses I Teach:

Introduction to International Relations
American Foreign Policy
Politics of the World Economy
Global Environmental Politics
International Environmental Ethics


For my primary research, I study the interplay of faith, nature, and empire in Colonial Latin America. Bringing the history of ideas into conversation with environmental politics, I draw on themes like narrative, lived-experience, and political ecology to broaden the theoretical boundaries of international relations scholarship. Currently, I am working on a book manuscript that highlights the connections between Spanish Empire and naturalist narratives in the Americas.

Memberships Include:

International Studies Association
International Studies Association, Northeast
Western Political Science Association
American Political Science Association

Professor Caraccioli recently published an article with Dr. Bryan Wright (Cincinnati State) entitled, “Narratives of Resistance: Space, Place, and Identity in Latino Migrant Activism,” In ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 150-157, Special Issue on “Migration and Activism”.  Online:  http://acme-journal.org/index.php/acme/article/view/1178

In September 2015, Mauro J. Caraccioli, Visiting Instructor of International Relations, was selected winner of the Cesar Chavez Action Committee Award from the Florida Education Association for his work on behalf of University of Florida's Graduate Assistants Union.

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