Faculty profile

Lisa M. Glidden

Department Chair
Director of Global & International Studies


439 Mahar Hall

Office hours

M/W 12:30-1:30 439 Mahar
Th 11:00-12: 00 228 MCC
and by appointment
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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, energy policy, and environmental politics. Professor Glidden is the Program Director for SUNY Oswego's Global and International Studies program and coordinates the Sustainability Studies Minor. 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

  • 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]
  • GLS 200 - Introduction to Global Studies
  • GLS 400 - Seminar in Global Studies
  • SUS 115 - Political Foundations of Sustainability [syllabus]
  • WST 300 - International Perspectives on Women