William Nylen

Professor of Political Science

  • PhD, comparative politics, Columbia University
  • MA, Latin American and Latino Studies and international economics, Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, political science, University of California at Berkeley


WIlliam Nylen


William Nylen is professor of political science and program director of the International Studies Program. He received his PhD from Columbia University, his master's degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and his bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He has studied Brazil since his first research trip there in 1986. In 2013, he received a Fulbright grant to teach and do research in Mozambique.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Economics within politics
  • Politics in international trade

Course Sampling

  • Latin American politics (democracy, political parties, participatory budgeting, economic development)
  • Brazilian politics (the Workers' Party)
  • Mozambican politics
  • International Political Economy