Professor, Border Studies
Teaching: Water politics; border water conflicts; Mexican political and economic development; the U.S.-Mexico border.
External Grants: 2007. Open Society Institute, for "Enduring Reform: Business and Activist Responses to Progressive Civil-Society-Based Reform in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Mexico." Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Jeffrey Rubin (Boston University). http://www.enduringreform.org
Consulting: Mexico Advisor to the San Diego County Water Authority (2008 to 2011).
Selected Recent Publications:
Rubin, Jeffrey W. and Vivienne Bennett (Eds.). Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Business Visions of Change in Latin America's Democracies. University of Pittsburgh Press (forthcoming).
Bennett, Vivienne, Sonia Dávila-Poblete, and María Nieves Rico. 2008. "Water and Gender: The Unexpected Connection that Really Matters." Journal of International Affairs, Spring/Summer 2008. PDF
Bennett, Vivienne, Sonia Dávila-Poblete, and María Nieves Rico (Eds.) 2005. Opposing Currents: The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. http://www.upress.pitt.edu/BookDetails.aspx?bookId=35526
Bennett, Vivienne. 2002. "Different Managers, Same Problems: Public versus private management of municipal water services in Monterrey." In Whiteford, Scott and Roberto Melville (Eds.). Protecting a Sacred Gift: Water and Social Change in Mexico. La Jolla: Center for U.S.-Mexican studies, University of California, San Diego. http://www.rienner.com/title/Protecting_a_Sacred_Gift_Water_and_Social_Change_in_Mexico
V. Bennett CV