Kevin J Healy


Adjunct Professor - Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS)


School of Foreign Service (SFS)
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Kevin Healy has taught courses on indigenous movements in Latin America and also on drug trafficking in the Americas continuously since the late nineties. He has taught in the graduate schools of Georgetown, George Washington, American U. and Johns Hopkins (SAIS). Healy received his Ph.D. from Cornell University in Development Sociology and has authored two books involving indigenous-related topics in Bolivia. He also has contributed chapters to journals and edited volumes on socio-economic development, drug trafficking, indigenous movements, grassroots development, and other related topics.

Healy has also had a career with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), a public corporation, which funds grassroots development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Healy has had a long engagement with Bolivia at the IAF and also managed grant portfolios in Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Honduras. In this capacity, he has worked with indigenous organizations and developed expertise on this subject matter. The IAF was a pioneering U.S. aid agency supporting indigenous peoples struggles for rights and resources.


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  • Ph.D. (1979) Cornell University, Development Sociology
  • M.A. (1971) Georgetown University, Latin American Studies
  • B.A. (1967) University of Notre Dame, Government