FLACSO Researcher

Carlos De la Torre

Carlos De la Torre

Ph.D. New School for Social Resarch, USA - University of Kentucky, USA
Profesor emérito
Department: Political Studies
Phone: (593-2) 2946800 ext. 2830

Investigation lines:
Populismo, cultura política.
Geographic area:
Ecuador, América Latina y Europa.

  • Biography


  • Doctor in Sociology from the New School for Social Research in New York, United States. He is a professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky and Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Studies of
    FLACSO Ecuador. He also participates as a guest writer for the Spanish newspaper El País.

    His research focuses on the study of populist discourse and how it has manifested itself in the republican life of Ecuador. In addition, he has published important works on populism in Latin America and Europe, among which the following stand out: The seduction of the Veilist, One Touch! Populism and political culture in Ecuador, Populism in Ecuador Anthology of texts, among others.

    He has also researched issues related to democratization and authoritarianism, political sociology of Latin America with an emphasis on populis mo, democracy, racism and citizenship.