Associate Professor of Political Science Dexter Boniface was named the Weddell Chair of the Americas at Rollins in 2010. For the 2009-10 academic year, Bonifcae was a visiting research fellow at the Center for Inter-American Studies and Programs (CEPI) at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City.
During his nine-month stay in Mexico, he conducted research on democratic stability and regional governance in contemporary Latin America. Boniface recently published “Multilateralismo latinoamericano: La perspective desde Estados Unidos” (Latin American multilateralism: The U.S. Perspective) in Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, the Spanish-language version of Foreign Affairs. In addition to his contributions to the political science department Boniface is director of the Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program at Rollins. He has lived and studied in Brazil, El Salvador and Guatemala.
Pictured right: Tlatelolco, Mexico City, Mexico. May 2010. Dr. Boniface in front of a monument to students killed in the 1968 massacre, also the site of the Spanish conquest of Mexico and the contemporary Plaza de las Tres Culturas.