Shannan Mattiace

Professional Title



Political Science


Latin America U.S. immigration Policy, Latin American Politics, Social Movements, U.S. Immigrations


B.A., Central College; Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin).

Shannan Mattiace has been a member of the faculty at Allegheny since 1996 and now serves as chair of the Political Science Department. Prior to Allegheny, she taught at the University of Texas at Austin and at Bates College in Lewinston, Maine, and was a visiting fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California, San Diego. She served as a Fulbright Scholar to Chiapas, Mexico, from 1995-1996. Mattiace is the editor of the Mexican Government and Politics section of the Handbook of Latin American Studies and the author of “To See With Two Eyes: Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas, Mexico,” among other publications.