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Auchter, Craig

Associate Professor - Political Science
Political Science


Jordan Hall - 347C

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
Latin America, Cultures of Peace, Participatory Politics, Regional Autonomy in Nicaragua, Mediation

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
Published Studies:

"La transformación de los conflictos territoriales en la Región Autónoma del Atlántico Sur (RAAS): Líderes indígenas y afrodescendientes aprovechan el espacio de la mediación comunitaria en el nuevo contexto de la Ley 445 en la Nicaragua del Siglo XXI," Revista Cultura de Paz, XIV No 44, January-April 2008, pp. 17-30, 35-36.

“La salvaguardia del territorio rama: una colaboración multiétnica hacia el desarrollo autonómico,” Revista Wani, Edición Especial: XX Aniversario del CIDCA-UCA, No. 31, October-December 2002, pp. 38-51.

“‘Where We Supposed to Go?’ Inter-Community Organizing in Southeastern Nicaragua,” SECOLAS Annals, October 2001.

 “Democracy and Development: The Transformation of Conflict in Nicaragua,”Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Association for Third World Studies, Fall, 2000.

“The Democratic Problematic in Central America and the Surprising Case of Nicaragua,” The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Latin America, Center Discussion Paper No. 92, January 1996, 36 pp.

“Survival Strategies for State and Society: Cuba’s Sacrificial Adjustment Policies in the 1990s,” Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting of the Association for Third World Studies, January, 1995, pp. 24-31.

“The Construction of Liberal Democracy in Nicaragua,” South Eastern Latin Americanist, Volume XXXVIII, No. 1, Summer 1994, pp. 19-55.

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

Director, Peace and Conflict Studies Program (PACS) 

HN 200    Activism (soon to be a PO course)

GHS 204   Frontiers in Latin America

PO 220    Community Mediation

PO 360    Political Regimes in Latin America

PO 362    Popular Participation in Latin America

PO 364    United States-Latin American Relations

PO 380    The Earth Charter

PO 490    Cultures of Peace in Latin America

Student Apprenticeships and/or Internships in Community Mediation and Peace and Conflict Studies

Short-Term Travel Seminars (Nicaragua and Cuba)

Director, Global Adventures in the Liberal Arts (GALA), Butler Semester in Latin America: Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico, Fall 2010; Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru, Spring 2014



Ph.D. Political Science, University of North Carolina

M.A. Political Science with the Certificate in Latin American Studies, University of North Carolina

B.A. Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio