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Kevin B. Funk
Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
Phone: (860) 297-2545 Office Location: Downes Memorial
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Trinity College faculty member since 2020 View office hours for Spring 2021
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Univ. of Florida (2016)
M.A., Univ. of Florida (2012)
B.A., Univ. of Pittsburgh (2005)

Kevin Funk is a political economist and Latin Americanist who specializes in globalization, the politics of Brazil and Chile, and urban studies. He is also interested in the sociology of academic knowledge production, cultural analysis, and qualitative and interpretive methods. In his teaching, he aims to spark conversations that encourage democratic citizenship, enrich students’ knowledge, challenge their assumptions, and push them to cultivate an appreciation of how their lives are shaped by broader social forces.

His writings have appeared in International Studies Perspectives, PS: Political Science & Politics, Journal of Cultural Economy, New Political Science, Journal of Politics in Latin America, and The Latin Americanist, as well as in numerous edited volumes.
Kevin received his Ph.D. in Political Science and Latin American Studies from the University of Florida in 2016. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese and has conducted extensive international fieldwork.