Todd A. Eisenstadt
Todd A. Eisenstadt "teaches political science at American University’s Department of Government. He directs a USAID Higher Education and Development Program grant: “Uniting Law and Society in Oaxaca, Mexico: A Research and Teaching Program” and is finishing a related manuscript “Indians by Choice: Traditional Societies and the State in Southern Mexico.” He is also the author of Courting Democracy in Mexico: Party Strategies and Electoral Institutions (Cambridge University Press, 2004), and academic work, op-ed columns, and policy papers on Mexico’s democratization, US-Mexico relations, and border immigration issues. Formerly an award-winning "police beat" reporter at the Nashville Tennessean, Eisenstadt has conducted research throughout Mexico, as well as in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. He got his PhD at the University of California-San Diego and spent two years as visiting professor of international relations at El Colegio de México." 
Interesting Awards, Grants and Fellowships
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Higher Education and Development TIES Program recipient 2007-2009. “Uniting Law and Society in Oaxaca, Mexico: A Research and Teaching Program.”
- United States Agency for International Development (USAID), 2000-2005, unsolicited grant recipient.
- El Colegio de México/Konrad Adenauer Foundation Conference Grant, 1999. El Colegio de México and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation
- Fulbright Fellowship, 1995-1996. Institute for International Education.
- National Security Education Program Area Studies Doctoral Fellowship, 1995-1997. U.S. Department of Defense and the Academy for Educational Development.
- Pre-dissertation Grant 1994. The Mellon Foundation and CILAS.
- Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, 1992-1994. The Ford Foundation and Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, University of California, San Diego.
Selected Visiting Positions
- Institute of International Affairs (Tokyo), guest scholar, summer 2005.
- Harvard University, Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, visiting scholar, 2000-2001.
Selected Teaching Experience
- Center for Democracy and Election Management, advisory board member, 2003 – present.
- “Electoral Justice in Mexico, 1988-97 - Converging Interests of Party-State and Opposition.” June 1997, Institute for Advanced Studies and The International Forum for Democratic Studies (Vienna).
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