Kathleen Bruhn


Office Hours

Monday, 10:00 - 12:00

Office Location

Ellison 3804


Comparative Politics, Identity, Latin American Studies

Ph.D., Stanford University, 1993


Professor Bruhn’s research interests include democratization, political parties, and social mobilization. She is currently working on a major research project analyzing the impact of political party institutionalization on levels of protest and protest policing in four Latin American countries governed by the Left (Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Venezuela).  Her most recent book, Urban Protest in Mexico and Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2008), discusses the implications of Left party victories for protest strategies. She is also the author of Taking on Goliath (1997), about party system change and the foundation of the main political party of the Left in Mexico. She has published extensively on Mexican elections, campaigns, the effects of party primaries, and the Mexican Left.


Urban Protest in Mexico and Brazil (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

"The Evolution of the Mexican Left."  In Leftovers: Tales of the Latin American Left. Edited by Jorge G. Castaneda and Marco A. Morales (Routledge, 2008).

Mexico: The Struggle for Democratic Development (with Dan Levy), 2nd. ed. UC Press, 2006.

"Elite Polarization Meets Mass Moderation in Mexico's 2006 Elections" (with Kenneth F. Greene). PS: Political Science and Politics, Vol. 40, No. 1 (January 2007), pp. 33-38.



PS 6

Introduction to Comparative Politics

PS 101

Mexican Politics

PS 134

Relations between the United States and Mexico

PS 147

Third World Politics


PS 231

Comparative Methods

PS 236


PS 282A

Democratic Consolidation in Latin America

PS 288

Revolution and Political Violence