Moises Arce Professor Tulane University Department of Political Science

Moisés Arce

Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm, Norman Mayer 317


Moisés Arce is the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences and Professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. He received his PhD in political science from the University of New Mexico in 2000. Professor Arce specializes in environmental politics, conflict processes, democratic governance, and comparative political economy. He is the author of Popular Politics and Protest Event Analysis in Latin America (University of New Mexico Press, 2024, with Takeshi Wada), Perú: Cuatro décadas de contienda popular (FLACSO Ecuador, 2023), The Roots of Engagement (Oxford University Press, 2022, with Michael Hendricks and Marc Polizzi), Protest and Democracy (University of Calgary Press, 2019, with Roberta Rice), Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), Market Reform in Society (Pennsylvania State University Press, 2005), and numerous journal articles and book chapters. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. Professor Arce has served as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2003) and as a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo (2014).


Environmental politics, conflict processes, democratic governance, comparative political economy.


  • POLC-2300 - Comparative Politics
  • POLC-3350 - Latin American Governments