Marcos S. Scauso


Political Science: International Relations​ and Political Theory

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Marcos S. Scauso is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Cal. Poly., Pomona. His research lies at the intersection of International Relations and decoloniality, with a concentration on Indigenous voices in post-colonial Latin America and issues of intersectionality. Marcos Scauso holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a primary focus on International Relations and secondary interests in Political Theory, from the University of California, Irvine. He has directed two research documentaries about Indigenous activisms in Argentina and Bolivia, which inspired his book: Intersectional Decoloniality: Reimagining IR and the Problem of Difference. This book builds on extensive fieldwork in Bolivia to discuss Indigenous voices that provide new pathways for reimagining how we conceptualize the problem of difference in International Relations, the continuing impact of legacies of colonialism, and the prospects for coexistence within notions of relationality and decoloniality. Other publications include: “Interpretivism: Definitions, Trends, and Emerging Paths.” Beyond his research, Marcos Scauso has taught classes such as Introduction to International Relations, International Relations Theory, Issues in Politics, Global Citizenship, and Development, Globalization, and Colonialisms. He also works in numerous institutional spaces to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.