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Curriculum Vitae




PhD. Florida International University, Miami FL.

Certificate in National Security Studies

Dissertation: The Dark Side of Globalization: The Transnationalization of a Garrison in the case of Jamaica, December 2013.

M.A., Political Science- International Relations, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2004

BSc. Tourism Management (Second Class Honors), The University of the West Indies, Jamaica, W.I/ Center for Hotel and Tourism Management, Nassau, Bahamas, 2000



Latin America and Caribbean

Processes of Transnationalization and Globalization

Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean

Foreign Policy Analysis



Fall 2013- May 2014: Research Assistant for Dr. Frank Mora Director of the Latin America and Caribbean Center, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University, Miami, Florida Research area: U.S. Congress and the Military in Latin America; U.S. Latin America Relations

2007 July-August: Field Interviewer and Research Assistant on a Harvard Study on Local Black Elites in the City of North Miami for Professor Kim Williams, Harvard University, Cambridge Mass. Research area: Race and immigration in America

2005, July-August: Intern for Land Use Planning and Development Assessment Report- Sustainable Alachua County, Gainesville Florida; Research area: County level planning and sustainable development



September 2014- December 2014 Adjunct Professor, Social Science Department, Miami Dade College-Kendall Campus, Miami Florida. Courses taught: The Social Environment

Fall 2013- Fall 2014 Adjunct Professor, Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University, Miami, Florida; Courses taught both online and in-class:

Introduction to International Relations

Politics of Development and Underdevelopment

Introduction to Comparative Government


2011, Fall- 2013, July: Teaching Assistant/Instructor- Department of English, Florida

International University, Miami FL; Courses Taught: Writing and Rhetoric I


2009, July – 2010, Fall: Teacher of Record- Department of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University, Miami, Florida; Courses Taught: Introduction to Comparative Politics; Politics of Development and Underdevelopment

2006, August – 2009, May: Teaching Assistant- Dept. of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Latin American Politics

Politics of South America

Central American Politics

Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to American Government

Comparative Genocide



Mora, Frank O., and Michelle Munroe. (In-press March 2015) “Congress and Civil-Military Relations in Latin America and the Caribbean: Human Rights as a Vehicle”. In Congress and Civil-Military Relations, by David P. Auerswald and Colton C Campbell. Georgetown University Press.

Munroe, Michelle. (2011) “Comparative Advantage Or Luck of the Draw: Jamaica ” in Eduardo A. Gamarra and Diana Pardo (eds), Aciertos y Errores de la lucha contra el tráfico de drogas ilícitas: Lecciones de las experiencias nacionales de América Latina y el Caribe. Santo Domingo, FUNGLODE.



Munroe, Michelle, and Damion Blake (2015). Governance and Disorder: Neoliberalism and Violent Change in Jamaica. Unpublished Manuscript

“Assessing Alachua County’s Future: Land Use Planning and Development through the Countywide Visioning & Planning Process” assessment report on the Countywide visioning and Planning Committee (CVPC) for Sustainable Alachua County Inc, August 2005, Gainesville FL.



“The United States and CARICOM Relations Revisited: Insights into a post September 11th Era”  presented at the SALISES Regional Integration Conference October 2013, Kingston, Jamaica. Co-authored with Nicole Warmington-Granston. Unpublished.

“Renegotiating Relationships between the State and Society: Jamaica, Garrisons and Globalization” presented at the 68th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2010, Chicago IL. Unpublished.

“In Pursuit of Democracy and the Dream of a Nation State: the case of Jamaica” presented at the

65th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2007, Chicago IL. Unpublished.

“Haiti: Transitions Less Than Democratic” presented at XXVII Annual ILASSA Student

Conference, February 2007, Austin Texas. Unpublished.

“Power and Tourism” presented at the 4th Annual Latin American & Caribbean Studies Graduate

Students Conference, March 2006, Miami FL Unpublished. INVITED SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

“Seeing Disciplines, Their Histories, and Our Futures Through The Caribbean: International

Workshop, Spring 2014, Universite des Antilles et de la Guyane, Martinique

“Formulating a Trans-Caribbean Political Economy and Public Policy Cluster (PEPP)” a multi- University and International Seminar held at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES), December 2013, Kingston, Jamaica.



2013. College of Arts and Sciences, FIU, Best Dissertation in Political Science Award

2011-2013. Interdisciplinary Writing (IW) Teaching Assistantship

2011. Broad Research Fellowship

2011. Dissertation Evidence Acquisition Fellowship

2006-2010. Competitive Tuition Waiver & Doctoral Teaching Assistantship

2007. Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies’ Program in National Security Studies (PINSS) Foreign Language and Cultural Immersion Scholarship


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