In celebration of our 40th anniversary, the Kellogg Institute launched a new podcast series,
with doctoral student hosts interviewing scholars about their research. 


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Season 2


Gender-Based Violence, Democracy, and Development: The Notre Dame Eliminating Violence Against Women Lab (Violencia de Género, Democracia y Desarrollo: El Laboratorio para la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer)

As Women's History Month draws to a close, Global Stage presents a discussion among political scientist Abby Córdova, Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Isabel Güiza-Gómez, and undergraduate International Scholar Isabela Tasende about their current research and policy work with the Notre Dame Eliminating Violence Against Women Lab. 

Episode 10
Published: 2024-03-25
Length: 35:05
Host:  Isabel Güiza-Gómez and Isabela Tasende



"I Surrender: A Memoir of Chile’s Dictatorship, 1975" with Kathleen Osberger

Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate María Paz Madrid, Notre Dame alumnus Kathleen Osberger talks about her book I Surrender: A Memoir of Chile’s Dictatorship, 1975, which recounts her experience in Chile in 1975, two years after a CIA-assisted coup overthrew the democratically-elected president Salvador Allende and installed the Pinochet dictatorship. The book highlights the prominent role of Chilean people in confronting the military dictatorship, paying tribute to victims after five decades.

Episode 9
Published: 2024-03-25
Length: 30:39
Host: María Paz Madrid

Democracy and Electoral Observation with the OAS Secretary for Strengthening Democracy

Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Alejandro González, OAS Secretary for Strengthening Democracy Francisco Javier Guerrero Aguirre discusses emerging and lingering challenges for electoral democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean. Drawing upon his engagement with 49 electoral observation missions in 34 countries, Guerrero highlights the role of organized crime in weakening democracy – as recently seen in Ecuador – and social mobilization against democratic backsliding – as in Guatemala.

Episode 8
Published: 2024-02-19
Length: 21:18
Host: Alejandro González


Environmental Violence and Peacebuilding with Anthropologist Drew Marcantonio

Richard “Drew” Marcantonio sits down with Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Patrick McQuestion to discuss the intricacies of environmental violence and peacebuilding. As a researcher and practitioner focused on regenerative livelihoods and environmental management, Marcantonio provides an ethically-motivated framework for assessing violence produced by economic structures, material interventions, vulnerable infrastructure, and power differentials. 

Episode 7
Published: 2024-01-29
Length: 31:06
Host: Patrick McQuestion

The 40th Anniversary of Uninterrupted Democracy in Argentina (40 años de democracia ininterrumpida en Argentina)

Global Stage celebrates the 40th anniversary of uninterrupted Democracy in Argentina since 1983, when the country transitioned from authoritarianism to democratic politics. Interviewed by Kellogg PhD Fellow Natán Skigin, Kellogg Institute director and political scientist Anibal Pérez-Liñán and Kellogg Faculty Fellow and political scientist Luis Schiumerini highlight the accomplishments, challenges, and future of Argentine democracy with their expertise in political regimes, parties, elections, and polarization, as well as their personal backgrounds as citizens from Argentina.

El podcast Global Stage celebra el cuadragésimo aniversario de la democracia ininterrumpida en Argentina desde 1983 cuando el país transitó del autoritarismo a la política democrática. En entrevista con el candidato doctoral Natán Skigin, el director del Instituto Kellogg y politólogo Aníbal Pérez Liñán y el profesor afiliado al Instituto y politólogo Luis Schiumerini resaltan los logros, los desafíos y el futuro de la democracia argentina, a partir de su experticia en regímenes políticos, elecciones y polarización, así como su experiencia personal como ciudadanos argentinos.

Episode 6
Published: 2023-12-18
Length: 24:37
Host: Natán Skigin



Ruling Emancipated Slaves and Indigenous Subjects: The Divergent Legacies of Forced Settlement and Colonial Occupation in the Global South with Political Scientist Olukunle Owolabi

In this episode of Global Stage, Olukunle Owolabi, associate professor of political science at Villanova University, expands upon the background, methods, and historical evidence utilized for his recent book Ruling Emancipated Slaves and Indigenous Subjects: The Divergent Legacies of Forced Settlement and Colonial Occupation in the Global South, (Oxford University Press 2023). In an interview with Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Josephine Lechartre, Dr. Owolabi describes in depth the divergent development trajectories of former settled and occupied colonial governments, including cases from North Africa and the Caribbean Islands.

Episode 5
Published: 2023-11-27
Length: 45:43
Host: Joséphine Lechartre

Kellogg Faculty Fellow Debra JavelineAnger, Retaliatory Violence, and Peaceful Political Activism: Individual Drivers of Post-Conflict Behavior with Political Scientist Debra Javeline

Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Affiliate William Kakenmaster, political scientist Debra Javeline discusses individual factors that shape post-conflict behavior. Based on her new book After violence: Russia's Beslan School Massacre and the Peace that Followed, Javeline tackles the question of what individual characteristics might mobilize somebody to either engage in retaliatory violence or peaceful political activism in the aftermath of large-scale violence. Her research shows that, contrary to expected, anger is a healthy civic emotion since it often drives peaceful political activism instead of violence.

Episode 4
Published: 2023-10-30
Length: 45:49
Host: William Kakenmaster

Defensa de los Derechos Humanos y Justicia Transicional en El Salvador, con el Padre José María Tojeira

En entrevista con los estudiantes doctorales Isabel Güiza-Gómez y Patrick McQuestion, José María Tojeira describe la lucha por la justicia transicional y la defensa de los derechos humanos en El Salvador desde la firma de los acuerdos de paz de Chapultepec (1992) hasta el retroceso democrático de los últimos años. José María es sacerdote jesuita y promotor de los derechos de las víctimas a la verdad, justicia, reparación y no repetición. 

Episode 3
Published: 2023-10-09
Length: 33:23
Hosts: Isabel Güiza-Gómez and Patrick McQuestion

Counseling Women: Kinship Against Violence in India, with Anthropologist Julia Kowalski

Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow and Keough School anthropologist Julia Kowalski presents results from her ethnographic research around the dynamics of  gender-based violence and counseling practices in northern India. In a conversation with Kellogg Doctoral Affiliate and peace studies/anthropology PhD student Jem Panganiban, Kowalski describes her use of an ideology of language framework to deconstruct the interactions between victims and perpetrators, as well as counselors and families, to understand practical and intuitive responses to violence.

Episode 2
Published: 2023-09-19
Length: 33:54
Host: Jem Panganiban


Women’s Economic Empowerment: Old and New Trends in Gender Economic Studies with Economist Lakshmi Iyer

Relying on her own research agenda in women’s economic empowerment, economist Lakshmi lyer lays out old and new trends in gender economic studies, highlighting lingering questions on whether economic autonomy increases women decision-making within households and in society at large across different realms. Iyer also introduces the new Kellogg Policy and Practice research lab “Building Inclusive Growth (BIG).” 

Episode 1
Published: 2023-08-21
Length: 32:04
Host: Grace Ortuzar

Season 1

Polarizing Polities: A Global Threat to Democracy, with Jennifer McCoy

Drawing from her professional experience in conflict resolution and academic work in comparative politics, political scientist Jennifer McCoy (Georgia State University) discusses the topic of “polarizing polities” in a conversation with Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Jacob Turner.

Episode 08
Published: 2023-07-10
Length: 29:24
Host: Jacob Turner



The Theological Witness of Salvadoran Archbishop St. Oscar Romero with Theologian Todd Walatka

Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Joachim Ozonze, theologian Todd Walatka introduces his work in progress on the thinking and witness of Salvadoran Archbishop St. Oscar Romero, who illustrates a way in which Catholic social teaching has been received and developed in Latin America.

Episode 07
Published: 2023-06-12
Length: 19:24
Host:  Joachim Ozonze

Democracy, Peacebuilding, and Development in Post-Accord Colombia with Political Scientist Juan Albarracín (Democracia, construcción de paz y desarrollo en la era de pos acuerdo en Colombia con el politólogo Juan Albarracín)

Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Student Affiliate Isabel Güiza-Gómez, political scientist Juan Albarracín (University of Illinois, Chicago) discusses lethal violence against grassroots leaders in Colombia after the signing of the 2016 peace agreement, which raises questions on the prospects for democracy, peace-building, and development in transitioning contexts. He provides us with an overview of the local trajectories and determinants of large-scale assassinations of grassroots leaders, who mobilize for peace, political inclusion, and economic redistribution in post-accord Colombia.

El politólogo Juan Albarracín (University of Illinois, Chicago) discute sobre la violencia letal contra líderes sociales en Colombia luego de la firma del acuerdo de paz en 2016, la cual genera preguntas sobre las posibilidades de democracia, construcción de paz y desarrollo en contextos de transición. Juan nos ofrece una perspectiva general sobre las trayectorias locales y los factores determinantes de los asesinatos a gran escala contra líderes sociales, quienes se movilizan por la paz, la inclusión política y la redistribución económica en la etapa del posacuerdo en Colombia.

Episode 06
Published: 2023-05-01
Length: 30:21
Host: Isabel Güiza-Gómez




The Kellogg Institute at its 40th Anniversary with Daniel Brinks

Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Affiliates Isabel Güiza-Gómez and Benjamín García Holgado, current Kellogg Advisory Board member Daniel Brinks discusses his long-standing connection to the Kellogg Institute, what he remembers of the Institute when he was an affiliated graduate student in the 1990s, how Kellogg has impacted research on Latin American politics, and where the Institute can further grow in the near future.

Episode 05
Published: 2023-04-17
Length: 14:17
Hosts: Benjamín García and Isabel Güiza-Gómez

The Kellogg Institute at its 40th Anniversary with Scott Mainwaring and Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams

Interviewed by Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow Benjamín García Holgado, faculty fellows Scott Mainwaring (former director of the Kellogg Institute) and Maria Rosa Olivera Williams (professor of Latin American literature) discuss their long relationship with the Kellogg Institute, what they remember of Kellogg when they joined in the 1980s, the impact that Kellogg has had on their scholarship, what distinguishes the Institute from other university institutes, and how they envision Kellogg moving forward.

Episode 04
Published: 2023-04-11
Length: 24:18
Host:  Benjamín García Holgado

Democratic Transitions and Large-Scale Criminal Violence with Political Scientist Guillermo Trejo (Transiciones democráticas y violencia criminal de larga escala con el politólogo Guillermo Trejo)

Interviewed by Kellogg Institute Doctoral Affiliates Mayra Ortiz and Laura López, political scientist Guillermo Trejo discusses how weak democratic transitions can lead to the outbreak of large-scale criminal violence, focusing on Mexico. He presents the main findings of his book co-authored along with Sandra Ley, Votes, Drugs and Violence: The Political Logic of Criminal Wars in Mexico, which offers evidence on the partisan logics of the ‘war on drugs’ and power fragmentation’s impacts on cartels’ and state’s incentives in engaging with violence.

En una entrevista con las estudiantes doctorales Mayra Ortiz y Laura López, el politólogo Guillermo Trejo discute la forma en que las transiciones democráticas débiles pueden llevar al surgimiento de la violencia criminal a larga escala, a partir del caso mexicano. Guillermo presenta los principales hallazgos de su libro en coautoría con Sandra Ley, Votos, Drogas y Violencia. La lógica política de las guerras criminales en México, el cual ofrece evidencia sobre las lógicas partidistas de la ‘guerra contra las drogas’ y los efectos de la fragmentación del poder en los incentivos de los carteles y el estado para usar la violencia.


Episode 03
Published: 2023-03-27
Length: 26:22
Hosts: Mayra Ortiz and Laura López



Racial and Religious Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World with Historian Karen Graubart

Interviewed by Kellogg PhD Fellows Aitor Valdesogo and Juan Vargas, historian Karen Graubart, who is a Kellogg Institute faculty fellow, introduces her recently published book, Republics of Difference: Religious and Racial Self-Governance in the Spanish Atlantic World (Oxford University Press, 2022). The result of more than 15 years of research, this book explores the mechanisms of self-governance that racialized and/or non-Christian communities put into practice in 15th-century Seville and 16th-17th century Lima.

Episode 02
Published: 2023-03-13
Length: 27:35
Hosts: Aitor Valdesogo and Juan Vargas


Democratic Development and Decline with Political Scientist Michael Coppedge


Interviewed by Kellogg Doctoral Affiliates Benjamín García and Isabel Güiza-Gómez, political scientist and Kellogg Faculty Fellow Michael Coppedge 
discusses the foundational question of why some countries escape autocratic rule and strengthen democracy while others remain trapped. He introduces his recently co-authored book Why Democracies Develop and Decline, which offers evidence on democratization, democratic consolidation, and democratic backsliding, drawing on data assembled from the Varieties of Democracy Project (V-Dem).

Episode 01
Published: 2023-02-21
Length: 25:22
Hosts:  Benjamín García and Isabel Güiza-Gómez