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Professor and Graduate Program Director of Political Science

Peter M. Sanchez

Discipline: Global Studies
Loyola University Chicago

Peter M. Sanchez is full professor and Graduate Program Director in the department of political science at Loyola University Chicago, where he has taught international relations, comparative politics, and Latin American politics since 1993. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in government and politics from the University of Texas at Austin, and his B.A. in political science from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Prior to teaching at Loyola, Dr. Sanchez served for fifteen years as an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force, working in communications security, politico-military affairs, and teaching at the US Air Force Academy. Prof. Sanchez has taught on several Semester at Sea voyages – summer 2007, fall 2010, and May-term 2012 – and taught for one year at Loyola University’s Rome Campus. In 2010, he won the highest teaching award at Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Sanchez is the author of Panama Lost? U.S. Hegemony, Democracy, and the Canal (University Press of Florida, 2007), and Priest under Fire: Padre David Rodríguez, the Catholic Church, and El Salvador’s Revolutionary Movement (University Press of Florida, forthcoming). He is also author of numerous journal articles and chapters in edited books. Prof. Sanchez is sailing with his wife, Kathleen Adams and his twelve-year old daughter, Danielle Sanchez.