Erika Moreno
Erika Moreno

Erika Moreno

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Political Science and International Relations

Position

  • Associate Professor

Education

  • University of Arizona

Publications and Presentations

Books

  • Report on the Resolution of Outstanding Property Claims Between Cuba and Spain. (With Patrick J. Borchers, Michael J. Kelly, and Richard C. Witmer). In Press, Cuban Affairs, 2015
  • Moreno, E. Colombia: the Detrimental Effects of Violence, The Quality of Democracy in Latin America: Theory and Cases, 2011
  • Moreno, Erika, Escobar-Lemmon, M. Mejor Solo que Mal Acompañado: Political Entrepreneurs in Colombia, Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Democracy in Latin America., 119-142, 2008
  • Moreno, E., Shugart, M. S., Fajarado, L. Deepening Democracy by Renovating Political Practices: The Struggle for Electoral Reform in Colombia, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights in Colombia, 2007

Articles

  • Moreno, Erika Precarious Democracies: Understanding Regime Stability and Change in Colombia and Venezuela, Latin American Politics and Society, 55, 181-183, 2013
  • Moreno, E. Platforms, Policy and the Bottom' Line: What do 'New' Parties Value in Colombia and Venezuela?, Social Science Journal, 50, 189-194, 2013
  • Moreno, Erika Policy mandates and re-election among single issue parties, Social Science Journal, 50, 189-194, 2013
  • Moreno, E. Reclaiming Latin America: Experiments in Radical Social Democracy [Book Review], Bulletin of Latin American Research, 30, 373-374, 2011
  • Moreno, Erika Reclaiming Latin America: Experiments in radical social democracy [book review], Bulletin of Latin American Research, 30, 373-374, 2011
  • Moreno, E. Election Note: Colombia?..s 2010 Presidential and Legislative Elections, Electoral Studies, 30, 571-575, 2011
  • Moreno, Erika Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia., Comparative Political Studies, 43, 411-414, 2010
  • Moreno, E. Review: Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia [Book Review], Comparative Political Studies, 43, 411-414, 2010
  • Thyne, Clayton, Moreno, Erika Squeaky Wheels and Uneqal Policy: Executive Authority and Education Reform in Latin America, Comparative Political Studies, 41, 921-946, 2008
  • Borchers, Patrick J., Kelly, Michael J., Moreno, Erika, Witmer, Richard C., Wunsch, James S., Pearlstein, Arthur Executive summary: Report on the resolution of outstanding property claims between Cuba & the United States, Creighton Law Review, 41, 207-218, 2008
  • Witmer, Richard C., Moreno, Erika, Borchers, Patrick J., Kelly, Michael J. A proposed property claims settlement mechanism for the United States and Cuba, Cuban Affairs, 2, 11-Jan, 2007
  • Moreno, E. Whither the Colombian two party system: An assessment of electoral reforms and their limits, Electoral Studies, 24, 485-509, 2005

Presentations

  • “The Missing Link? Citizens and the Ombudsman in Bolivia, Colombia, and Ecuador” (with Bianca Mejia-Jinete.) Paper prepared for the Southern Political Science Association Meeting. New Orleans, LA. January 14-17, 2015., 2015
  • “Where there is will there is an Agency: Corruption and the Ombudsman in Latin America.” Paper prepared for the Midwestern Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 3-6, 2014., 2014
  • “From Justitie ombudsman to Defensor del Pueblo: Institutional Design in the Human Rights Ombudsman Office Across Latin America.” Paper prepared for the Midwestern Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 12-14, 2013., 2013
  • “Human Rights Ombudsmen in Latin America: Institutional Sources of Independence (or lack thereof), 1950-2011.” Paper prepared for the Midwestern Political Science Association Meeting. Chicago, IL. April 12-14, 2012, 2012
  • “Mere Window Dressing? Human Rights Ombudsmen and Personal Integrity Violations in Latin America, 1982-2006.” ”. Paper prepared for the 67th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference. Chicago, IL. March 31- April 3, 2011., 2011
  • “Mere Window Dressing? Human Rights Ombudsmen and Personal Integrity Violations in Latin America, 1982-2006.” (With Richard Witmer, II) Paper prepared for the Southwestern Social Science Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV. March 16-19, 2011., 2011

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Comparative politics; Democracy; Latin America; Human rights

Grant Funding Received

  • APSA Research Grant, March 2014
  • Grupo 1898/ Praedium Law Firm (Barcelona, Spain). [Co-Principal Investigator] Resolution of Property Rights in Cuba for Spanish Citizens. $100,000 (Summer-Fall 2011).