Political Science

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Dr. Robert Nyenhuis

Dr. Robert Nyenhuis
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: 909-867-2713
Email: renyenhuis@cpp.edu
Office Location: 94-376
Office HoursM 12:00-2:00pm; W 2:00-4:00pm
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Academic Area

Comparative Politics, International Relations

Areas of Expertise

Populism, campaigns, elections and voting behavior in Latin America

Research Statement

Dr. Nyenhuis is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at Cal Poly Pomona. Dr. Nyenhuis teaches courses on Comparative Politics and International Relations including Latin American Politics and US Foreign Policy. His research is forthcoming in the Bolivian Research Review and a volume on Electoral Courts in Latin America. He is currently working on a book manuscript on why Latin American voters vote for populist presidential candidates.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, University of California, Irvine, 2016
  • MA, University of California, Irvine, 2013
  • BA, University of Missouri, 2006

Courses Taught

SPRING 2022
CLS 4990: MODEL ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
Group study at an advanced level of a selected well-defined topic or area not covered by a regularly offered course.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 4620: SENIOR THESIS II
Selection and completion of a thesis under faculty supervision. Thesis is to be of substantial quality on a significant problem in the student’s major area of interest within political science.

Publications

Nyenhuis, R. 2016. "The Electoral Advantages of Presidential Incumbency: Evo Morales’ 2014 Triumph." Bolivian Research Review, 11(1): 1-19. 
Nyenhuis, R., Kapiszewski, D, and J.S. Alexander. 2016. "Judging Elections: Electoral Courts and Democracy in Latin America’s Federal Systems" eds. D. Kapiszewski and M.C. Ingram, Beyond High Courts: The Justice Complex in Contemporary Latin America. Norte Dame, IN: University of Norte Dame Press, Kellogg Institute Series. (Link)
 
Nyenhuis, R. 2014. Book review of "Latin American Populism in the 21st Century" by C. De La Torre and C.J. Arnson. Revista Latinoamericana de Política Comparada, 8: 195-197. (Link)