B.A., McGill University
M.Phil. and D.Phil., Oxford University
Anita Isaacs joined the Haverford political science department in 1988. Before coming to Haverford, she worked as a program officer for the Ford Foundation funding initiatives relating to international affairs, governance and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. She earned her BA in political science at McGill University, and her D.Phil in politics at the University of Oxford. Anita's teaching and research interests include Latin American politics, US -Latin American relations, and the domestic and global challenges of democratization and peace building.
Anita's research has focused on both Ecuadorian and Guatemalan politics. She has published a book and several articles on the politics of military rule, transition and democratic consolidation in Ecuador. For the past several years she has been researching and writing about the challenges of peace building in Guatemala. Her work is particularly concerned with the topic of transitional justice, and the problematic relationship between the search for truth about Guatemala's wartime past, reconciliation and democracy.