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Jennifer Collins



Professor Jennifer Collins joined the Department of Political Science at UW-Stevens Point in 2007. She serves as the department chair. After graduating from college, she spent eight years working in Central and South America, first in Nicaragua with Witness for Peace, and then in Ecuador with the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI).  She was the recipient of two Fulbright fellowships for field research in Ecuador and Bolivia and serves as a contributing editor to the Handbook of Latin American Studies. View CV

On campus, Collins is the faculty advisor for the United Nations Student Organization and for the Latino Student Alliance.


Collins, Jennifer N. Social Movements and Radical Populism in the Andes: Ecuador and Bolivia in Comparative Perspective. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2022.


  • Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Member
  • Latin American Studies Association, Member
  • Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Exec. council member

Students in the Political Science major learn to grapple with difficult issues and controversial topics; they learn to look at these issues from different perspectives and arrive at their own conclusions.

– Professor Jennifer Collins


“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” — Nelson Mandela


When she was growing up, she wanted to be a ballerina.

Professor, Political Science
Chair, Department of Political Science

SCI D339


Ph.D. - Political Science
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego

B.A. - Government and Third World Studies
B.A. Oberlin College​


Health Politics and Policies
Introduction to Global Affairs
Introduction to Peace Studies
Latin American Politics