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Published on May 17, 2019

Professor Mendoza-Botelho provides keynote address at the CSCU Faculty Research & Creative Activity Conference (RAC)

Political Science Professor Martín Mendoza-Botelho was honored as one of the keynote speakers at the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Faculty Research and Creative Activity Conference (RAC). The conference was held at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) in New Haven on May 4. This conference gathered a large number of scholars representing all the CSCU institutions. Dr. Mendoza was also distinguished as recipient of a research grant that allowed him to continue his ongoing research into the notion of the “Welfare State”. Dr. Mendoza-Botelho solely represented Eastern Connecticut State University among the panel of four keynote speakers.

Originating from Bolivia, as a now esteemed professor with many accolades, Dr. Mendoza-Botelho’s current research focuses on the efforts of several countries to improve social conditions through the expansion of social services and the welfare state. His work includes comparative research in several countries, including Norway, known for the success of its Welfare State, seen as many as a model for welfare provision. Dr. Mendoza-Botelho also continues his focus on Latin America, as this region is the center of most of his current and past research interests. His earned research grant provided him a good foundation for further research in the upcoming academic year. Being honored as keynote speaker and grant recipient has encouraged and supported the continuation of this very important area of inquiry.

Written by Alyssa Wessner