Carlos A. Suárez Carrasquillo
Areas of Interest/Research
Urban Politics, Public Policy, Puerto Rican Politics, Latin American Politics
I am a Lecturer in Political Science and International Studies, and an Affiliate Faculty member of the Center for Latin American Studies, and Affiliate Faculty member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Florida. I have a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a B.A. in Political Science from the Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras.
In my teaching I aim to first facilitate critical thinking skills, second to teach students to make use of textual evidence in order to support their thoughts and viewpoints, and third to encourage a successful collaborative learning environment for students. I believe that in teaching both the students and the teacher learn from each other.
My research interests in urban politics focus on the different policies and values that have been used to impact urban landscapes. I have studied the emergence of Gated Communities in Puerto Rico, the use of city marketing in Puerto Rico, and am now looking into how Puerto Rico is portrayed as a brand by government.
Phone: (352) 273-2361
Office: 210 Anderson Hall
Office Hours: Mondays 8:30-11:30.
Department of Political Science
University of Florida
210 Anderson Hall
P.O. Box 117325
Gainesville, FL 32611-7325