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 joined Tulane in 2019 as the Scott and Marjorie Cowen Chair in Latin American Social Sciences and Professor in the Department of Political Science.  He is also affiliated with the Stone Center of Latin American Studies at Tulane. Professor Arce specializes in conflict processes, state-society relations, and the politics of social and economic development.  His current research examines the political consequences of natural resource abundance and the limits of resource-based growth policies in Latin America and Africa.  He is the author of Market Reform in Society (Penn State 2005), Resource Extraction and Protest in Peru (Pittsburgh 2014), Social Protest and Democracy (Calgary, 2019), and numerous book chapters and journal articles.  His research has been funded by grants from 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).


Politics of market transitions, comparative political economy, state-society relations, and conflict processes


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