Carolyn Marie Dudek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hofstra University, Dept. of Political Science, Barnard Hall, Hempstead, NY 11549-1040
Phone: (516)463-5621 Fax: (516)463-6519,
Ph. D. Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, May 1999
Fields of Specialization: Comparative Politics- Europe and Latin America
Dissertation title: “Does Brussels Matter? The Impact of the European Union upon Spanish Regional Politics.” co-chairs: B. Guy Peters, Alberta Sbragia
M.A.: Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1996
B.A.: Political Science/International Relations, Canisius College, 1993
GPA=3.78. Member of All College Honors Program
Areas of Research Interest
European Union-Latin American Relations, Regional Economic Development, Spanish Politics, Clientelism, Decentralization/ Regionalism, Regional Integration, Domestic Effects of Regional Integration, Nationalism, Pension Reform.
Fluency in Spanish, working knowledge of Gallego and Catalan (Valenciano), intermediate level Italian.
Awards and Fellowships
- Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Spring 2001 -2007
- Hofstra University Research Grant, Hofstra University.
Spring 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007
- Presidential Research Grant, Hofstra University.
- Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre, European Forum, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.
- Columbia University Post-Doctorate, Institute for Western Europe and European Union Center.
Summer 1998-Spring 1999
- Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.
Fall 1997-Spring 1998
- Mellon Graduate Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh.
Fall 1996-Spring 1997
- Fulbright Scholarship, Spain.
- European Community Studies Association Scholarship.
- Scholarship from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Education and Culture and United States’ Universities.
Spring 1994-Summer 1996
- Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.
- Title VI Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Spain)
EU Accession and Spanish Regional Development: winners and losers. Brussels: P.I.E. Peter Lang, (series editor Michael Keating), 2005.
“Coordinating Regional Policy” in H. Kassim, A. Menon and B.G. Peters (eds) Coordinating the European Union: constructing Policy Co-ordination and Coherent Action in a Multi-Level System, Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, forthcoming.
“EU Challenges to Domestic Politics: A Regional Nationalist Response” Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins, May 2005 (refereed series).
“Pension Reform: The European and Latin American Experience Compared.” (co-author Pieter Omtzigt) Enlaces entre Europa y América Latina. Valencia, Spain: Universitat Jaime I, 2005 (refereed volume).
“Creation of a Bureaucratic Style: Spanish Regions and EU Structural Funds” in Jeanie Bukowski, Simona Piattoni and Marc Smyrl (eds) Between Global Economy and Local Society: Political Actors and Territorial Governance. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003.
“The European Union’s Effect upon Regional Economic Development and Policy-Making Ability” Regional and Federal Studies, vol.11.1 Spring, 2001 (refereed journal).
“The Role of the European Union in National Pension Reform.” Hofstra Horizons. Fall, 2001.
published working papers
The Role of Brussels in National Pension Reform.” (co-author Pieter Omtzigt) Working Paper, European University Institute, Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, RSC RSC No. 2001/47 (refereed series).
“Globalization’s Challenge to Pension Reform in Western Europe.” (co-author Pieter Omtzigt) Working Paper, Università dell’Insubria, Faculty of Economics, 2001/10. http://eco.uninsubria.it/webam/Quaderni/y2001.htm
“Can the European Union Influence the Functioning of Regional Governments?” Working Paper, European University Institute, Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, RSC No. 2000/49 (refereed series).
What Kind of Europe? Loukas Tsoukalis, Comparative Political Studies, Spring 2005.
The European Union in International Politics. Roy Guinsberg. American Political Science Review, December 2002.
“Viewpoints: Why Should the US Care about Argentine-Venezuelan Relations?” on-line publication of the Foreign Policy Association, September 2007
”French Elections Mirror American Campaigns,” Buffalo News, April 18, 2007.
“La Lección de España para los Estados Unidos,” on-line version of La Voz de Galicia, March 2004.
Invited Speaking Engagements
“Los retos de la Unión Europea,” Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora, Facultad de Derecho, Argentina, October 18, 2006.
“La Unión Europea, el Mercosur y la Argentina: Relaciones y Perspectivas,” Seminar at La Escuela Graduados de la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, October 24-26, 2006.
“European Integration As A Response to Globalization”, presented at the Third Annual Roundtable on The State of Economic Globalization: The Globalization Challenge for Europe, Merrill Lynch Center for the Study of International Financial Services and Markets, April 8, 2005.
Field Research Experience
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Conducted field research for six months on EU-Argentine relations. Project funded by Fulbright Fellowship and Hofstra University Faculty Research and Development Grant.
Madrid and Santiago de Compostela: Conducted field research regarding the EU’s impact on regional economic development
Madrid, Spain, Visiting Scholar at Juan March Institute: Conducted field research for pension reform project. Funded by Hofstra University Presidential and Research Grants.
Fall 1999- Spring 2000
Florence, Italy, Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Center, European University Institute: Member of European Forum researching sub-national regionalism and the European Union.
Fall 1996-Summer 1997
Spain, Fulbright Fellow: Conducted field research for doctoral dissertation in Spain with funding from Fulbright Scholarship, European Community Studies Association Scholarship and Scholarship from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Education and Culture and United States’ Universities. Affiliated with the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Universidad de Valencia and the Fundación Juan March, Madrid, as a visiting researcher.
Madrid, Spain, National Center of Excellence Title VI: Foreign Language Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship, West Europe: Chosen through a competitive process to study upper level Spanish. Studied at the Instituto Internaciónal in Madrid through Bryn Mawr College’s summer program. Courses taken included: Economy of Integration and the European Union, Spanish Politics and Society, and Spanish Literature. Began field research for dissertation. Visiting researcher at the Center for European Studies at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares and the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
June 1994-August 1994
Cuernavaca, Mexico, Intensive Language Program: Took intensive language course, lived with Mexican family and carried out interviews within the Jewish Community in Mexico City that was later used for a presentation at Temple Sinai, Buffalo, NY.
Areas of Teaching Interest
Comparative Politics, American Politics, Politics of the European Union, European Politics, Australian Politics, Regime Transition, Regionalism in Western Europe, Regional Economic Development, Spanish Politics, Issues of Identity/Nationalism, Introduction to Research Methods, Latin American Politics, International Relations.
Assistant Professor, Hofstra University: Taught and developed undergraduate courses: American Politics, Comparative European Politics, Politics of the European Union, Research Methods (Contemporary Political Analysis), Honors College interdisciplinary Culture and Expression, Nationalism Seminar, Comparative Politics, International Politics, Politics Through Film.
Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh: Co-developed and taught a graduate seminar with Professor Albrecht Funk (visiting DAAD professor) entitled The Regions of Europe.
Fall 1994-Fall 1998
Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh: Developed and taught Comparative Politics (3 semesters) and Politics Through Film (1 semester), and assisted in teaching various other Political Science courses.
Teaching Experience Overseas
Associate Professor, Hofstra in Venice: Developed and taught a course entitled Contemporary Italian Politics. Accompanied students for a three-week intensive course in Venice, Italy.
Fulbright Teaching Fellow, University of Buenos Aires: Developed and taught doctoral level course in Spanish entitled Comparative Regional Integration. The course focus was a theoretical comparative approach to understanding various kinds of regional integration namely the European Union, Mercosur and NAFTA.
Director of Hofstra in Prague and Central Europe: Developed a new study abroad program in conjunction with the Dartmore Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. Responsible for providing all travel arrangements, promotion and programming. Taught course on the Politics of East and Central Europe, and accompanied students to Prague and Poland for a five week intensive “in country” experience.
Faculty, Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh: Selected on a competitive basis to teach on a ship sailing throughout Europe. Taught Comparative Politics and the Politics of the European Union. Also, contributed significantly to Global Perspectives, a social science course mandatory for all students.
Director, Hofstra University in Australia Study Abroad: Developed program and taught a course entitled The Politics Down Under. Accompanied students for a nineteen day travel and field experience in Australia.
Faculty, Semester at Sea, University of Pittsburgh: Selected on a competitive basis to teach on a ship sailing around the globe traveling through Asia, Africa and Latin America. Courses taught: Nationalism, Field Methods and Comparative Politics; also provided short talks and lectures on board as part of the interdisciplinary Global Issues course and the numerous academic topical forums provided for students.
Assistant Professor, Hofstra University in Australia Study Abroad: Developed and taught a course entitled The Politics Down Under and accompanied students for an eighteen day travel and field experience in Australia.
Miscellaneous Professional Experience
- Creator and Director of European Studies Minor at Hofstra University.
- Student Advisor of Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, Eta Pi Chapter.
- U.S. Department of Education external reviewer for National Resource Center and Foreign Language Area Studies university funding—West Europe/Russia, January, 2006.
- Reviewer for Governance, Regional and Federal Studies and European Union Politics.
- Center Associate, University of Pittsburgh European Union Center, 2001-present.
- Member of Globalization Seminar at Columbia University, Spring 2005-present.
- Visiting scholar at New York University Institute for West Europe, Fall 2000- Spring 2003.
- Organized and participated in roundtable entitled “New Spain in the New Europe” for the European Union Center, University of Pittsburgh, 1999.
- Attended course in Avila, Spain, The Spanish Autonomous Communities and the European Union, Curso del Verano de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Summer 1997.
- Participated in Fulbright European Union/NATO seminar, Brussels and Luxembourg, March 5-12, 1997.
- Administrative/organizational staff member for the University of Pittsburgh Center for West European Studies and the European Union Center, 1998-1999.