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Sociology & Anthropology

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Scott H.  Beck Ph.D.

423-439-6067 /
Rogers-Stout 223F


Sociological Research Methods
Social Statistics
Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
Power, Wealth and Poverty


I recently finished a book with my colleague Ken Mijeski about the ups and downs of the indigenous movement in Ecuador over the past 20 years. The book focuses on the Pachakutik political movement, which was an outgrowth of the success of the main indigenous social movement organization. Related to that, I am also analyzing survey data on attitudes and beliefs concerning race, prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes in Ecuador.



Pachakutik and the Rise and Decline of Ecuadorian Indigenous Movement. Ohio University Press. 2011.  Co-authored with Kenneth J. Mijeski.

"¿Qué es Racismo? Awareness of Racism and Discrimination in Ecuador." 2011.  Latin American Research Review 46(1): 102-25. (with Kenneth J. Mijeski and Megan M. Stark).

"The Electoral Fortunes of Ecuador's Pachakutik Party: The Fracaso of the 2006 Presidential Election." 2008.  The Latin Americanist 52(2): 41-59. (with Kenneth J. Mijeski).

"The Indigenous Vote in Ecuador's 2002 Presidential Election." 2006.  Latin American & Caribbean Ethnic Studies 1(2): 165-184. (with Kenneth J. Mijeski)

"Ecuador's Indians in the 1996 and 1998 Elections: Assessing Pachakutik's Performance." 2008.  The Latin Americanist (48): 46-74. (with Kenneth J. Mijeski).

"The State of Ecuador's Indigenous Movement: the View from Above." 2001.  SECOLAS Annals (33): 70-86. (with Kenneth J. Mijeski).

"Barricades and Ballots: Ecuador's Indians and the Pachakutik Political Movement." 2001.  Ecuadorian Studies (Estudios Ecuatorianos) (1): 1-23.  (with Kenneth J. Mijeski).

"Indígena Self-Identity in Ecuador and the Rejection of Mestizaje."  2000. Latin American Research Review (35):119-137. (with Kenneth J. Mijeski).

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