Senior Professor of Practice, Internship Coordinator


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Senior Professor of Practice, Internship Coordinator

Office Hours : T 12-3, 307 Norman Mayer

Contact Information : 862-8315,












Casey Love is a Senior Professor of Practice in the Department of Political Science and the Co-Director of the Altman Program in International Studies and Business (insert hyperlink:    She arrived at Tulane in 1993 and has been here ever since.  She received her B.A. from Tulane in Latin American Studies and Political Science in 1997, her M.A. in Latin American Studies in 2000, and her doctorate in Political Science in 2005.   Her scholarly and teaching interests include Mexican politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, immigration policy, and democracy in the developing world.  She integrates service learning into most of her courses, and she oversees the Political Science Department’s public service internship program and senior capstone experience.  She has extensive experience working, conducting research, and teaching abroad.  She worked at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, completed her doctoral research in Mexico, and has directed study abroad programs in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Vietnam (beginning in 2016).  In addition to her academic pursuits, Dr. Love is an Iyengar yoga instructor, a founding member of an all-female Mardi Gras performance troupe, and the mother of two young boys. 

Current Courses

POLC 230 - Comparative Politics

A comparison of various political processes and structures among selected countries designed to identify and highlight significant differences among various political models and practices.

POLS 301 - Politics of Immigration

Immigration is one of the major “hot button” issues of our time that elicits impassioned arguments from both its opponents and supporters.  This course will utilize a variety of learning methods to explore why immigration is such a controversial issue, the major push and pull factors contributing to immigration into the United States, and the outcomes of various policy responses.

POLC 431 - Mexican Politics and Government

The primary objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of Mexico’s current political reality, as well as the historical legacies that continue to shape the political system.

POLS 510 - Senior Capstone Experience

The Political Science Capstone Experience affords graduating seniors an opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they acquired in the classroom to the analysis of real world events occurring outside of the classroom.  Students will analyze political content presented in films, lectures, protests, government meetings, etc. as it relates to the themes and concepts learned in their political science courses.

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