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Peter M. Sanchez

Peter M. Sanchez

Peter M. Sanchez is professor and Graduate Program Director in the department of political science at Loyola University Chicago. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin, and his B.A. in political science from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Sanchez is the author of two books: 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, 2015). He is also author of numerous book chapters and articles published in academic journals, such as Journal of Latin American Studies, International Politics, The Latin Americanist, Annals of Tourism Research, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy, Peace Review and Journal of Developing Areas. Dr. Sanchez was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Panama in 1997-1998. He has conducted research in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Peru. Prior to teaching at Loyola, he taught at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and served in the US Air Force, reaching the rank of major, for 15 years.