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 James D. Huck, Jr.

Professor Huck currently serves as the Faculty Director for the Public Service Fellows Program. He provides leadership in the design, development and assessment of the program curricula. Develops administrative systems and procedures for the Public Service Fellows, and coordinates, develops and supervises their professional development activities in conjunction with the Public Service Fellows Program Manager.

James D. Huck, Jr., rejoined the Center for Latin American Studies in January of 2001. He earned a BS in Foreign Service with a Certificate in Latin American Studies (1990) from Georgetown University, and both his MA (1993) and his Ph.D. (1997) in Latin American Studies from Tulane. Before rejoining the Center, he served as the founding Director of the Johnson Center for Latin American Studies at Albright College in Reading, PA (1998-2000). His responsibilities at the Stone Center include teaching core undergraduate LAS courses, advising graduate students, and monitoring and coordinating the LAS curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His research interests include contemporary Mexican foreign policy and Interamerican Relations. He also teaches for the Political Science Department.


  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, International Affairs, 1990
  • M.A., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1993
  • Ph.D., Tulane University, Latin American Studies, 1997

Academic Experience

  • Administrative Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2003-
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2001-2003
  • Assistant Professor, Albright College, 1998-2000
  • Visiting Professor, Tulane University, 1997-1998
  • Adjunct Instructor, Tulane University, 1996-1997

Research & Teaching Specializations: Contemporary Mexican Foreign Policy; General Latin American International Relations; Latin American Diplomatic History

Related Experience

  • Graduate Advisor, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2001-
  • Director of the Johnson Center for Latin American Studies, Albright College, 1998-2000
  • Executive Committee Member, Consortium of Latin American Studies Program (CLASP), 1998-2001
  • Newsletter Co-Editor/ Executive Council Member, Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies, 1999-


  • Simon Rodriguez Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher in Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2002
  • John H. Stibbs Award for Best Undergraduate Teacher, Tulane University Associated Student Body, 1998
  • Mellon Foundation Grant, 1997

Languages: Spanish; Portuguese

Selected Publications

  • 2002. “Nationalism.” In Mexico and the United States. Lee Stacy, editor. New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp.
  • 1999. "Palma Guillén, Mexico's First Female Ambassador and the International Image of Mexico's Post-Revolutionary Gender Policy." MACLAS: Latin American Essays. 13: 159-171.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: Latin American Studies Graduate Core Seminar; Latin American Studies Undergraduate Core Seminar; Introduction to Latin American Studies I; Introduction to Latin American Studies II; Mexican Politics; Latin American International Relations

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