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Roderic Camp, Ph.D.

Philip M. McKenna Professor Emeritus
B.A., M.A., George Washington University; Ph.D., University of Arizona
Areas of Expertise

Elections in Mexico, Mexican Politics, Organized Crime in Mexico, U.S./Mexico Relations, Violence and Security in Mexico


Professor Camp is the Philip McKenna Professor Emeritus of the Pacific Rim at Claremont McKenna College. He serves as a member of the Advisory Board, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Smithsonian Institution. Camp is a member of the Editorial Board of Mexican Studies and an Advisory Editor, Oxford Research Encylopedia of Latin America. He is a frequent consultant to national and international media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio, and BBC. He is the author of numerous articles and thirty books on Mexico, seven of which have been designated by Choice as outstanding academic books, and five books on Latin America. His most recent publications include: Politics in Mexico, The Path of a New Democracy(Oxford University Press, 2020); Mexico, What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2017); The Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics (Oxford University Press, 2012); Mexico, What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2011); Mexican Political Biographies, 1935-2009 (University of Texas Press, 2011); The Metamorphosis of Leadership in a Democratic Mexico (Oxford University Press, 2010). He is the recipient of the Order of the Aztec Eagle from the Mexican Government, the highest honor it can bestow on a foreigner, for his contributions to Mexico.

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