Quinnipiac University
Marcos Sebastian Scauso

Assistant Professor of Political Science

Marcos S. Scauso is an Assistant Professor of Political Science in the Department of Philosophy and Political Science at Quinnipiac University. Previously, he was a research fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. His research lies at the intersection of International Relations and identity politics, with a concentration on indigenous voices in post-colonial Latin America and issues of intersectionality. Marcos Scauso holds a Ph.D. in Political Science, with a primary focus on International Relations and secondary interests in Political Theory, from the University of California, Irvine. He has directed two research documentaries about indigenous activisms in Argentina and Bolivia, which inspired his current book project. Intersectional Decoloniality: Reimagining IR and the Problem of Difference builds on extensive fieldwork in Bolivia to discuss indigenous voices that provide new pathways for reimagining how we conceptualize the problem of difference in International Relations, the continuing impact of legacies of colonialism, and the prospects for global peace and coexistence. Other publications include: “Interpretivism: Definitions, Trends, and Emerging Paths.” Beyond his research, Marcos Scauso has taught classes such as Introduction to International Relations, International Relations Theory, Issues in Politics, Global Citizenship, and Development, Globalization, and Colonialisms. He also works in numerous institutional spaces to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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  • MA, University of California-Irvine
  • PHD, University of California-Irvine

Areas of Expertise

  • International Politics: United States and Latin America.
  • Methodology: Qualitative and interpretive methodologies.
  • International Relations Theories: decolonial and post-colonial theories.
  • International Relations Research: colonial legacies, inequalities, indigeneity, and intersectionality in Latin America and in the foreign policy of the United States.


  • Political Science

Office Location

  • College of Arts & Sciences 3 310

Mail Drop

  • CL-AC3


University of Notre Dame

Visiting Research Fellow

2018 - 2019

University of California, Irvine


2016 - 2017

California State University, Long Beach

Part-time Lecturer

2016 - 2018

University of California, Irvine

Teaching Assistant

2012 - 2017

Universidad Nacional de Villa María

Documentary Director and Producer


2004 - 2009

Professional Designation