I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. Prior to joining the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Professor at the Wharton School and Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Houston. 

Areas of Interest

  • Environmental Politics
  • States in the Global South
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Political Economy
  • Latin American Politics
  • Gender Politics

GVPT419B - Seminar in Public Policy: Advanced Topics in Environmental Policy Analysis

GVPT888B - Selected Topics in Comparative Governmental Institutions: Democracy and Democratization

Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
GVPT482H Government and Politics of Latin America Fall 2018 Syllabus

My research focuses on the state in the Global South, with a concentration in Latin America. I study environmental policy, gender politics, and social networks. 

ENSP-PP Faculty Advisor

3104A Tydings Hall
Department of Government and Politics
ialcaniz [at] umd.edu
Office Hours
For office hours, please check with professor Alcañiz