Dr. Peter M. Siavelis has served as the director of the Latin American and Latino Studies program since July 2009. He came to Wake Forest Univiersity in 1996 and has, since, taught in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Siavelis attained both his M.A. and his Ph.D. from Georgetown University and has held various visiting appointments in Chile and Spain. His research focuses on Latin American electoral and legislative politics, particularly as it pertains to the Southern Cone region. Dr. Siavelis is published in numerous academic journals and has written several book chapters. His most current research analyzes the political recruitment and candidate selection process in Latin America. Dr. Siavelis has been recognized in both the United States and Latin America for his work and scholarship. Dr. Siavelis also currently serves as the director of the Wake Forest Santiago Study Center and coordinates the university’s Five-Year B.A./M.A. Joint Degree Program in Latin American Studies with Georgetown University.
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