Quinnipiac University
Department of Philosophy and Political Science
CAS-3 Political Science
275 Mount Carmel Ave.
Hamden CT  061518

E-mail: marcos.scauso@quinnipiac.edu

​Website: www.marcosscauso.com

Academia: https://uci.academia.edu/MarcosScauso 


Marcos S. Scauso
Curriculum Vitae - 2020

Academic Appointments


2019 -             Quinnipiac University
                        Department of Philosophy and Political Science
                        Assistant Professor
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2018 - 2019    University of Notre Dame
                        Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies 
                        Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow
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Education


2018 - Ph.D., Political Science

           University of California, Irvine
2015 - M.A., Political Science

           University of California, Irvine
2012 - M.A., International Relations

           San Francisco State University
2009 - B.A., Sociology

           National University of Argentina, Villa María
2001 - International Exchange Student,

           Rotary International, Toth Arpad Grammus Sak, Hungary
 


Dissertation

Indianismo: Debating Conditions of Possibility for Multi-relational Coexistence 
Dissertation Committee: Cecelia Lynch (Chair), Nicholas Onuf, Daniel Brunstetter, and Kevin Olson (Defended May 18, 2018).

How does Indianismo - an indigenous movement from the Andean region of Latin America - construct and discuss conditions of possibility for a reflexive form of multi-relational coexistence? Indianismo proceeded from political intellectual productions and Aymara religious notions practiced in the Andean region of Latin America, but its work has important implications at the global level. In order to analyze these discussions and implications, I study the historical process through which Indianismo developed from 1962 to 2017 by using archival research in Bolivia. The genealogical study of Indianista intellectual practices shows how the movement created a political form of decoloniality against different kinds of patriarchic, capitalist, racist, and anthropocentric colonialisms. According to Indianismo, these forms of colonialism, together with other hierarchicalizations potentially ignored, were not only imposed domestically in Bolivia, but also globally in international institutions such as the United Nations. Indianismo thus questioned these colonial legacies and it constructed a dynamic, reflexive, and multi-relational alternative of global coexistence. My dissertation thus analyzes the genealogical construction of Indianismo in order to unveil continuing legacies of colonialism and to explore decolonial alternatives that move beyond them. 
(Detailed Summary Available Here) 

 

 

Areas of Expertise

International Relations (theory, institutions, global politics), post-colonial and decolonial theory, identity politics (indigenous politics, intersectionality), interpretive and qualitative methods, Latin America

 

 

Publications

Book

--Marcos S. Scauso. Intersectional Decoloniality: Re-imagining IR and the Problem of Difference. In the “Worlding Beyond the West” series, edited by Inanna Hamati-Itaya, Arlene Tickner, and David Blaney. London and New York: Routledge. (Forthcoming in August, 2020). (Pre-order here)


Peer-Reviewed


--Marcos S. Scauso (lead author), Cecelia Lynch, and Tanya Schwarz. “Training in Critical Interpretivism, Within and Beyond the Academy." In the SAGE Handbook of the History, Philosophy and Sociology of International Relations, edited by Andreas Gofas, Inanna Hamati-Ataya, and Nicholas Onuf. This volume includes chapters by  Nicholas Onuf, Brent Steele, Mustapha Kamal Pasha, Jacqui True, Richard Ned Lebow,  Patrick T. Jackson, Patrick James, Arlene B. Tickner, Ole Waever, and others. Los Angeles: Sage, 2018. (Available Here)


--Marcos S. Scauso. “Interpretivism: Definitions, Trends, and Emerging Paths.” Oxford Research Encyclopedia, International Studies. (Available Here)


--Marcos S. Scauso. “Decolonial Relationality” In Recrafting International Relations through Relationality, edited by Amaya Querejazu, Arlene Tickner, David Blaney, and Tamara Trownsell. Forthcoming. 


--Marcos S. Scauso (lead author), Garrett FitzGerald (lead author), Arlene B. Tickner (lead author), Navnita Neheram, Chengxin Pan, Chih-yu Shih, Kosuke Shimizu. “Covid-19, Democracy, and (De)colonialities.” Journal of Democratic Theory. Forthcoming.



Book Chapters


--Marcos S. Scauso. “Indianismo and Decoloniality: Voices of Resistance” In Religious Activism in the Global Economy: Promoting, Reforming, or Resisting Neoliberal Globalization? Edited  by Peter Smith and Sabine Dreher, 269-286. London and New York: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2016. (Available Here)


--Marcos S. Scauso. “Researching within the Instability of Meaning: Decolonial Voices and Practices.” In Tactical Constructivism: Expressing Method in International Relations, edited by Brent J. Steele, Harry D. Gould, and Oliver Kessler, 2019. (Available Here)


In Progress

--Marcos S. Scauso, Carlotta Minnella, and Swapna Pathank. “Agency and Colonialisms in International Negotiations.” (Article) 

--Marcos S. Scauso, Ariana Fernandez, and Elena Stavrevzka. “Covid-19, Colonialisms, and Colombia.” (Article)



Awards


--Best Graduate Student Paper Award – International Political Sociology Section in the International Studies Association. The award will be received in the I.S.A. Annual Convention in Toronto, 2019, for the paper titled ‘Colonialism and Liberation: The Role of Nation and Race in Decolonial Voices,’ presented during the I.S.A. Annual Convention of 2018 in San Francisco. (Website Available Here)

--Order of Merit – Kathy Alberti Prize by the School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine. This annual award recognizes a graduate student “…who holds truly outstanding promise as a future professor or teacher” (2017).  (Website Available Here)​
--Honorable Mention by the book award committee of the Religion and International Relations Section of the International Studies Association for the book Global Economy: Promoting, Reforming, or Resisting Neoliberal Globalization, which was edited by Dr. Sabine Dreher and Dr. Peter J. Smith and includes my chapter: “Indianismo and Decoloniality: Voices of Resistance” (2017).
--Outstanding Teaching Mentions, Political Science department recognition for outstanding teaching of “Global Cultures and Society” (Fall 2013), “Introduction to International Relations” (Winter 2014), and “Introduction to International Relations” (Fall 2015).

--UC Irvine Recruitment Incentive award to supplement financial support packages of admitted doctoral students (2012).​

--Special Recognition by the Western Association of Graduate Schools Thesis Competition for "submitting an excellent thesis entitled, 'South America's Identity: A New Path of Development? (2012).

 

 

Fellowships and Grants

 

--Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, University of California, Irvine (2017-2018)​.
--Summer Research Grant from the Department of Pol. Sci. (U.C.I.) to continue working on my dissertation.
--Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies Research Grant to travel to Bolivia and continue my process of archival research in November 2017.
--School of Social Sciences Dean’s Workshops Grants to support the International Relations Working Group (2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018).
--Grant for the Consortium on Qualitative Research Methods (two-week intensive course on qualitative research methodology and peer dissertation review) at the Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, University of Syracuse, June 13 – 24, 2016.
--Association of Graduate Students Traveling grant to support attendance to the 9th Pan-European Conference in International Relations, Sicily, Italy (2015).
--Department of Political Science Research Grant supporting graduate student’s original research (2015).
--Research Assistance, Graduate Growth Incentive Award (GgIA) to Plan and Develop An Emphasis and Masters in International and Global Analysis, Dr. Cecelia Lynch (September 2014 – March 2015).

 

 

Teaching Experience


--Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Philosophy and Political Science, Quinnipiac University (2019-present). (Evaluations and Syllabi Available Here) Courses:
     -Issues of Politics (PO 101)
     -Introduction to International Relations (PO 211)

     -Development, Globalization, and Colonialisms (PO 313)

--Part-time Lecturer, International Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach, Global Citizenship (I/ST 100) online (Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018). (Evaluations and Details Available Here)
--Adjunct Professor, Political Science (cross-listed with International Studies), University of California, Irvine, Approaches to International Relations (upper division class: Pol. Sci. 144A / Int. St. 140A, on campus: Summer section II, 2016; Summer section II, 2017). (Evaluations and Details Available Here)

--Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, (September 2012 – Spring 2017). (Evaluations and Details Available Here)
--Teaching Assistant, Department of International Relations, San Francisco State University, Methods of Planning and Data Analysis (USP 493) (January 2012 – June 2012).
--Teaching Assistant, Department of International Relations, San Francisco State University, International Political Economy (I.R. 312) (January 2011 – June 2011).
--Teaching Assistant, Institute of Social Science, National University of Argentina, Villa Maria, University Problematics and History, (February 2006 – April 2006).


Presentations at Professional Conferences


--Independent Workshop prior to the I.S.A. Annual Conference, March 24th, 2020. Organizational Committee: Tamara Trownsell (Universidad San Francisco de Quito), Adhemar Mercado (Institut Neumünster), Isaac A. Kamola (Trinity College), and Marcos S. Scauso (Quinnipiac University). This workshop is part of the Doing IR Differently Collective, which is currently coordinating the publication of two books discussing relationality and IR. (Online workshop due to COVID-19 pandemic)
--“Intersectional Decoloniality: Epistemic Requirements and Possibilities.” European International Studies Association (EISA), 7th Workshop Series (EWIS 2020), Brussels, July 1-4, 2020. Workshop: Peace in Plural: Decolonial (and) Feminist Approaches to Peace (-building). (Paper) (Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic)

--“Evismo and Articulation: Colonial Legacies within Bolivian Decoloniality,” Latin American Studies Association, 2019 LASA Congress. (Paper)

--“A Ch’ixi Cosmology: Neither Universality nor Locality,” International Studies Association, 2019 annual Convention, Toronto. (Paper)
--“Liberal Boundaries or Indianista Reflexivity: Peace and Conditions of Possibility for Violence,” International Studies Association, 2019 annual Convention, Toronto. (Paper)
--“Decolonial Cosmologies and the Universal/Particular Dichotomy,” International Studies Association, 2019 annual Convention, Toronto. (Panel Organizer)

--“Race, Violence, and Decolonial Theory,” International Studies Association, 2019 annual Convention, Toronto. (Discussant)

--“Liberal Boundaries and Ch’ixi Trespassing: Multi-relationality and Reflexivity,” International Studies Association West, 2018 Annual Conference, Pasadena, California. (Paper)
--“The Problem of Hierarchicalizing Equalities: Epistemic Politics and Articulation,” International Studies Association West, 2018 Annual Conference, Pasadena, California. (Paper)

--“A Religion That Knows Better? Global Politics and Self-Reflexivity in Andean Indigenous Discourse,” International Studies Association, 2018 annual Convention, San Francisco, California. (Paper)

--“Religion, Reflexivity, and Politics,” International Studies Association, 2018 annual Convention, San Francisco, California. (Panel organizer)
--“Nation, Race, and Colonialism.” International Studies Association, 2018 annual Convention, San Francisco, California. (Paper)

--“The Andean Decolonial Turn and Ecologism: Implications for International Relations,” Working Group: “Indigenous Peoples, Global Politics, and Complex Sovereignties,” International Studies Association, San Francisco, California, 2018. (Workshop presentation)

--“Colonialism and Liberation: The Role of Nation and Race in Decolonial Voices,” Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine, Graduate Student Conference, 2018. (Paper)

--“Colonialism and Liberation: The Role of Nation and Race in Decolonial Voices,” International Studies Association West, 2017 Annual Conference, Pasadena, California. (Paper)

--“The Tactical and the Strategic in Constructivism (and beyond),” International Studies Association West, 2017 Annual Conference, Pasadena, California. (Chair and paper)

--“The Problem of Coexistence in International Relations: Liberalism, Marxism, and the Challenge from Decolonial Indianismo,” Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Irvine, Graduate Student Conference, 2017. (Paper)
--“Researching within the Instability of Meaning: Decolonial Voices and Practices,” International Studies Association, 58th Annual Convention, 2017. (Paper)
--“Tactical Constructivism: Expressing Method in International Relations,” International Studies Association West, Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, 2016. (Round Table) 
--“Tension and Dilemma in Foucauldian Knowledge,” International Studies Association West, Annual Conference, Pasadena, California, 2016. (Paper)
--“Katarismo-Indianismo in Bolivia: A Radical Voice Resisting Neoliberalism,” International Studies Association, Annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, 2016. (Paper)
--“The Enigma of Foucaultian Knowledges: The Subject and Normativity in Archeology and Genealogy,” International Studies Association, 2016 annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia. (Paper)
--“Truth Multiplicity and Separatism: The Study of an Indianista Boundary,” International Studies Association, 2016 annual Convention, Atlanta, Georgia. (Paper)
--“Archeology, Genealogy and International Relations,” 9th Pan-European Conference of International Relations, Taormina Naxos, Italy, 2015. (Paper)
--“Life inside of Life: What would an Epistemological Foundation without God look like?” Southwestern Social Science Association annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2014. (Paper)
--“P. Bourdieu, Identity, Regionalism and Latin America,” Pacific Northwest Political Sciences Association annual meeting, Seattle, WA, 2011. (Paper)
--“Argentine Students and Politics,” V Student Conference of Social Sciences, National University of Argentina, Villa Maria, 2005. (Paper)
--“Students and the Social Crisis of Argentina,” I Conference of the Student Federation of Villa Maria, 2005. (Paper)​


Invited Presentations (selected)


--Public Lecture: “Ally-ship and Humility: Confronting Epistemic Privilege.” Quinnipiac University Indigenous Voices Initiative Teach-in. Quinnipiac University, November 19th, 2019.  

--Public Lecture: “Múltiple Decolonialidades: Cruzando Bordes y Fronteras.” Universidad Nacional de Villa María, Argentina, June 15, 2019.
--Public Lecture: “God, Humanity, and Colonialism.” Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, May 14, 2018.

--Public Lecture: “Imagining a Decolonial IR: Ch’ixi lessons of Equality, Disarticulation, and Reflexivity,” Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, October 11, 2018. (Website Available Here)

--Guest Lecture: “Sustainable Development and Indigenous Insights,” in Comparative Politics class, Prof. Mary Anne Mendoza, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (2018).
--Guest Speaker: “Academia and its Job Market: Professional Development for Graduate Students,” workshop for graduate students, International Relations Working Group, University of California, Irvine (2018).

--Guest Speaker: “The Problem of Difference and Current Global Politics,” Rotary International of Walnut Grove, California, July 30, 2018. (Website Available Here) 

--Organizer and Presenter: "Climate Change, International Politics, and Anthropocentrism," pannel and discussion for the “International Education Week,” celebrated by the International Studies Program, University of California, Irvine, November 13, 2017. (Website Available Here)

--Keynote Speaker: “Desde Bolivia Hacia el Mundo: Lecciones Intelectuales de Fausto Reinaga para Pensar en lo Global,” Conferencia Pública, Anthropology and Archeology, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia, October 19, 2017. (Website Available Here)

--Keynote Speaker: “Conocimientos Indígenas y Decolonialidad: Las bases discursivas del Indianismo y la deconstrucción del antropocentrismo, la propiedad privada, la dominación y el progreso," Cátedra Libre de Política Ambiental y Justicia Social, Universidad Nacional de Villa María, Argentina, August 2, 2017. (Website Available Here)
--Guest Speaker: “The Problem of Coexistence: The Potential Implications of Indigenous Voices for International Liberal Order,” Latin American Studies: Emerging Frames and New Research,University of California, Irvine, November 18, 2016.
--Guest Speaker: “Indianismo y Liberalismo,” organized by Dr. Alejo Esteban Ticona, Universidad de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia, May 19, 2016.
--Guest Speaker: “Why and How is Foucault Right, Wittgenstein’s Help and the Archeological Discourse,” International Consultant at the University of Cordoba, Argentina, August 28, 2014.
--Guest Speaker: “South America’s Identity: a new path of development?” Research Program of “Action and Praxis” at the University of Cordoba, Argentina, June 2013.
--Guest Speaker: “Immigration and Documentaries,” Bogota, Colombia, organized with "Universidad Mayor de Bogota”, July 3, 2009.
--Keynote Speaker: “Seminar of Social Theory and Documentary Research,” Quito, Ecuador, organized with "Minga Social" and the National Institute of Film, June 19, 2009.
--Guest Speaker: “The exploitation of Bolivian Immigrants in Argentina,” La Paz, Bolivia, organized with "Universidad Mayor de La Paz," May 21, 2009.
--Premier presentation of the documentary
“Swallows... a necessary flight” and debate about the issue of the exploitation of Bolivian immigrants in Argentina, organized with the Universidad de El Alto, Bolivia, May 22, 2009.
--“El Puente,” Second National Presentation of Extension Projects, National Ministry of Education, Culture and Technology of Argentina, Resolution SPU Nº 308/04; Argentina, Buenos Aires, August 2005.
--Guest Speaker: “The Main Concepts of E. Durkheim, P. Bourdieu, and J. Habermas in Modern Sociology,” Provincial Academy of Arts Emiliano Gómez Clara, Argentina, April 18, 2005.​

 

 

Methodological and Language Training

--Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, University of Syracuse, June 13 – June 24, 2016.
--“Interpretive Methods for Grant Proposal Development,” International Studies Program, May 30-31, 2013, University of California, Irvine.

--Spanish (native language); English (fluent), Hungarian, (standard and conversational); Portuguese (begun in 2001 as part of the Rotary exchange student program and language courses taken at the University of Debrecen, Hungary)



University Service

--Volunteer member: Albert Schweitzer Institute: Indigenous Peoples Initiative (Fall 2019–Present).

--Committee member, Galpin Internationalization Grant Review Committee at Quinnipiac University.
--Committee member, College of Arts and Sciences Committee for Diversity and Inclusion at Quinnipiac University. 
--Sub-Committee member, Intercultural Citizenship and Responsibility course sub-committee for the University Education Committee at Quinnipiac University.

--Advisor, Latino Cultural Society, student organization at Quinnipiac University.  



Professional Service (selected)


--Volunteer Research Assistant, Dr. Cecelia Lynch, University of California, Irvine (March 2017 - June 2018); I developed an Emphasis in International and Global Analysis for graduate students and a Master in International and Global Analysis for the program of International Studies at UCI.

​--Research Assistant, International Studies Program, University of California, Irvine (September 2014 – March 2016); I developed an Emphasis in International and Global Analysis for graduate students and a Master in International and Global Analysis for the program of International Studies at UCI. (References Available Here)

--Co-Director, International Relations Graduate Students Working Group, University of California, Irvine (September 2016 – June 2018).​

--Founding Director and Administrator, International Relations Graduate Students Working Group, University of California, Irvine (September 2014 – July 2016); This working group invites scholars from different universities in order to organize workshops, lectures, and presentations. The School of Social Sciences at UCI funds the I.R. working group through the Dean’s Workshops Funding grant.

--Peer-mentor for the incoming graduate students of the Political Science Ph.D. program at U.C., Irvine (September 2015 - June 2018).

--Organizer, Workshop: “Dilemmas, Security, and Ethics.” Dr. Maja Zehfuss from the University of Manchester. International Relations Graduate Student Working Group, May 2-4, 2017, University of California, Irvine.

--Peer Reviewed Book project for Routledge: International Relations as Politics Among People, 2016.
--Graduate Student Representative, Political Science Graduate Student Association, University of California, Irvine, 2014-2015.

 

 

Non-Academic Volunteer Activities (selected)

--Translator for the Free Dentist Clinic organized by Rotary International, Walnut Grove, California every year in San Francisquito, Baja California, Mexico (2009 - June 2018).
--Founding Co-President and treasurer of the International Relations Council, at San Francisco State University (2011).
--International Election Observer in the presidential elections of 2010 in the Rep. of the Philippines by People's International Observers' Mission (Pagbabago), May 2010.
(News Available Here) 
--Officer of the Masters of Arts in International Relations Students Association at San Francisco State University (2010).
--Coordinator and Teacher in the Free Workshop of English as a second language for immigrants in California. Kay Dix, Walnut Grove, California (2010).
--Director of the social documentaries: “Pan y Tizas, La educación en decadencia” and “Swallows… a necessary flight” 
(Documentaries Available Here) in "El Puente", which is a research team from the National University of Argentina, Villa Maria and was funded by the National Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Argentina. Together with the premiers of the films, I coordinated debates about indigenous decolonize thought and politics throughout Latin America (2004-2009).
--President of the Student Welfare Committee in the Student Federation of Villa Maria (2007).
--President of the Public Relation Committee from the District 4870 of Rotaract, Rotary International (2005).
--Treasurer of Rataract Karmi, Rotary International, 2004 to 2005.
--Founding President of Rotaract Karmi, Rotary International, 2003 to 2004.​
 

 

Professional Memberships

--International Studies Association
--European International Studies Association
--American Political Science Association
--Latin American Studies Association

​--Association for Political Theory

 


In the News

--“News 8 sits down with a local political science professor to talk about tensions in the Middle East.” Interview, News 8, WTNH, January 6, 2020. 
(Website Available Here)
--“Local senators, academics sound off on escalating tensions with Iran.” Interview, WTNH, January 3, 2020.
(Website Available Here)
--“CT Senators react to airstrike in Iran.” Interview, News 3, WFSB, January 3, 2020.
 (Website Available Here)
--“CT Lawmakers react to rising tensions with Iran.” Interview, NBCCT, January 3, 2020. 
(Website Available Here)

--“Was there a coup in Bolivia? After Evo Morales, what’s next?” Interview, America: the Jesuit Review, November 27, 2019. (Website Available Here)

--“Cómo Pensar la Cuestión Colonial,” interview, University of Villa María, Argentina, August 2017. (Website Available Here)

--“Pensar lo Indígena desde el Norte,” interview article published by “El Diario,” Villa María, June 2017. (Website Available Here)

​--El Tractorazo en Villa María,” newspaper article published by “El Diario,” Villa María, June 2008.
--“Dependencia al fin…” newspaper article published by "El Diario," Villa María, December 2003.
--“La Utopía y el Sueño,” newspaper article published by “Cátedra Libre,” Villa María, December 2003.


 

References

Cecelia Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science
University of California Irvine
3151 Social Sciences Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697
Office Phone (949) 824-2745

Website Link
clynch@uci.edu 

Daniel R. Brunstetter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Political Science
University of California Irvine
3151 Social Sciences Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697
Office Phone (949) 824-9752

Website Link
dbrunste@uci.edu

Nicholas G. Onuf, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Politics & International Relations
Florida International University
SIPA Building, Room 410
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199

Website Link
onufn@fiu.edu

 

​​Kevin Olson, Ph.D.
Professor, Political Science
University of California Irvine
3151 Social Sciences Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697
Office Phone (949) 824-8335

Website Link
kevin.olson@uci.edu 

 

Curriculum Vitae


Marcos S. Scauso

Ph.D. 

Political Science: International Relations​ and Political Theory

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