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Staff profile

Lisa Glidden

Associate Professor

439 Mahar Hall

Office hours

Mondays 1 - 2:30 in 228 Marano Campus Center
Tuesdays 11 - 12 in 439 Mahar
Thursdays 11 - 12 in 439 Mahar
and by appointment

Dr. Glidden received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington at Seattle. She teaches courses in comparative politics, with a focus on the global South, and environmental politics. Her research interests include social movements, indigenous politics in Latin America, Cuba, and environmental politics. Professor Glidden is the Program Director for SUNY Oswego's Global and International Studies program, coordinates the Sustainability Studies Minor, is actively involved in the Gender and Women's Studies program, and serves Study Abroad Liaison for the Political Science Department. Her first book, Mobilizing Ethnic Identities in the Andes: A Study of Ecuador and Peru, was published in 2011. Understanding Energy and Energy Policy, co-authored with Timothy F. Braun, was published in 2014. Her current research is on civil society and state-society relations in Cuba. Her co-authored article with Dr. Lana Wylie of McMaster University, "The Cuban Spring Fallacy: the Current Incarnation of a Persistent Narrative," in the Winter 2013 International Journal of Cuban Studies, is the basis for her next book project.


  • social movements
  • environment and sustainability
  • identity politics
  • Latin America


Classes taught

  • SUS 115 - Political Foundations of Sustainability [syllabus]
  • POL 201 - Global Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 300 - Asian Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 337 - Middle East Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 347 - Politics of Development [syllabus]
  • POL 357 - Latin American Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 367 - Third World Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 387 - Global Environmental Politics [syllabus]
  • POL 410 - Comparative Energy Policy [syllabus]
  • GLS 100 - Havana: A Global City [syllabus]
  • GLS 100 - Istanbul:A Global City [syllabus]