Political Science

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Dr. Marcos Scauso

Dr. Marcos Scauso
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Office Phone: 909-869-3470
Email: msscauso@cpp.edu 
Office Location: 94-313
Office Hours: Please email
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Academic Area

International Relations

Areas of Expertise

International Relations (theory, global politics, institutions), post-colonial and decolonial theory, Indigenous politics, intersectionality, interpretive and qualitative methods, Latin America

Research Statement

His research lies at the intersection of International Relations and colonial legacies. This research agenda leads towards two parallel and interconnected concentrations. On one side, he studies intersectional legacies of colonialism in the foreign policy of the USA towards Latin America. How are issues of racism, patriarchy, sexism, and ecology related to the USA foreign policy in the region? On the other side, Marcos Scauso studies movements that aim to overcome and/or resist these legacies and ongoing forms of oppression. How do Indigenous movements struggle against colonial legacies?

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Political Science, University of California, Irvine, 2018
    Field: International Relations; Secondary Field: Political Theory
  • MA in Political Science, University of California, Irvine, 2015
  • MA in International Relations, San Francisco State University, 2012
  • BA in Sociology, National University of Argentina, Villa María, 2009

Current Courses

An introduction to international relations, with emphasis on politics among states within the international system. Introduces IR theory, the sources of foreign policy, international war, international organizations and law, and international political economy.
In-depth study of US Foreign Policy, focusing on its domestic sources, including government agencies, interest groups, and public opinion, its historical eras, including the ideologies and key turning points among them, and current challenges.
In-depth study of international political economy, both the political basis of economic action and the economic basis of political action. Studying the origins and structure of the global economy as well as current issues.



Marcos S. Scauso. Intersectional Decoloniality: Re-imagining IR and the Problem of Difference. In the “Worlding Beyond the West” series, edited by Inanna Hamati-Itaya, Arlene B. Tickner, and David Blaney. New York and London: Routledge. (2021) (Available here)


Marcos S. Scauso, Cecelia Lynch, and Tanya Schwarz. “Training in Critical Interpretivism, Within and Beyond the Academy.” In The SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations, edited by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Nicholas Onuf. This volume includes chapters by Nicholas Onuf, Brent Steele, Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Jacqui True, Richard Ned Lebow, Patrick T. Jackson, Patrick James, Arlene B. Tickner, Ole Waever, and others. Los Angeles: Sage, 2018. (Lead author) (Available here)

Marcos S. Scauso. “Interpretivism: Definitions, Trends, and Emerging Paths.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia, International Studies. 2020. (Available here)

Marcos S. Scauso (lead author), Garrett FitzGerald (lead author), Arlene B. Tickner (lead author), Navnita Neheram, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, Kosuke Shimizu. “Covid-19, Democracy, and (De)colonialities.” Journal of Democratic Theory. 2020. (Available here)

Ariana Fernandez, Marcos S. Scauso, and Elena Stavrevska. “Avatars of colonial and liberal violences: The revelatory character of COVID-19 governance in Colombia.” Third World Quarterly. 2022. (Available Here)

Gabriella Colello, Swapna Pathak, and Marcos S. Scauso. “Solutions for Whom and by Whom? Environmental Norms and Intersectional Decoloniality.” Journal of Environmental Philosophy. (Available Here)

Book Chapters

Marcos S. Scauso. “Indianismo and Decoloniality: Voices of Resistance.” In Religious Activism in the Global Economy: Promoting, Reforming, or Resisting Neoliberal Globalization? edited by Peter Smith and Sabine Dreher, 269-286. London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016. (Available here)

Marcos S. Scauso. “Researching within the Instability of Meaning: Decolonial Voices and Practices.” In Tactical Constructivism: Expressing Method in International Relations, edited by Brent J. Steele, Harry D. Gould, and Oliver Kessler, 2018. (Available here)

Academic Blogs

Marcos S. Scauso. “Intersectional Decoloniality: Listening to Other “Others.” E-International Relations, 2021: https://www.e-ir.info/2021/06/04/intersectional-decoloniality-listening-to-the-other-others/