Margaret Mott
Professor of Political Theory

Marlboro College, Marlboro Vermont

Ph.D., Political Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Curriculum Vitae

Brief Bio:

Former street activist and newspaper columnist decides to take family and go for a five-hundred mile walk across Northern Spain. Event was inspiring enough to be repeated three years later. Days of walking provided opportunity for reflection on work in battered women's shelter. Thought about the merits of pilgrimage over incarceration and the place of mystery in this postmodern world. Hope to walk again.

Political Theory at Marlboro

Classes (Fall 2004):


  • "'Une Messe est Possible': The Imbroglio of the Catholic Church in Contemporary Latin Europe" (with Paul Christopher Manuel) Center for European Studies Working Paper Series, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University (2004).
  • Politics & Social Change in Latin America (with Howard J. Wiarda) Praeger Press, 2003.
  • Catholic Roots and Democratic Flowers: the Political Systems of Spain and Portugal (with Howard J. Wiarda) Praeger Press, 2001
  • "Caceres and the Mexican Inquisition," The Journal of the History of Ideas
    (January 2001).

  • "Democracy in the Catholic South," in Democratization and Comparative Democracies. Harcourt, 2001.
  • "The Rule of Faith over Reason: the Inquisition in Iberia and New Spain,"
    The Journal of Church and State
    (Winter 1998).


July 26, 2004