Mary Malone

Master in Public Policy Faculty
Phone: (603) 862-1406
Office: Political Science, Horton Social Science Center, Durham, NH 03824
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Mary Malone is a Masters in Public Policy faculty member, teaching one of the core required courses in the program, PPOL 910, Policy Across Borders.

Mary is Associate Professor of Political Science and the Coordinator of the Latin American Studies program. She teaches courses in the U.S. and World Affairs, Latin American Politics, The Drug Wars, and The Politics of Costa Rica. Her fields of research include Latin American politics, democratization, legal socialization, rule of law, judicial reform, crime control policy, political and interpersonal trust, public opinion. Mary received her B.A. degree from St. Joseph’s University and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.


  • Ph.D., Political Sci.&Government Rel., University of Pittsburgh
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., Political Sci.&Government Rel., University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Spanish, Saint Joseph's University
  • B.A., Internationl Relations&Affairs, Saint Joseph's University

Research Interests

  • Crime
  • Democracy
  • Immigration
  • Latin America
  • Legitimacy of police
  • Political behavior
  • Public opinion
  • Rule of law

Courses Taught

  • INCO 590: Rsrch Exp/Political Science
  • POLT 403: United States in World Affairs
  • POLT 544: Of Dictators & Democrats
  • POLT 548: Drug Wars
  • POLT 554: Rev. & Protest Latin America
  • POLT 565: US Policy in Latin America
  • POLT 602A: Internship
  • POLT 602B: Washington Center Internship
  • POLT 602D: Internship
  • POLT 695: Independent Study
  • POLT 696: Independent Study
  • POLT 750/850: Politics of Poverty
  • PPOL 910: Policy Across Borders
  • WS 444A: Race Matters

Selected Publications

Azpuru, D., & Malone, M. F. T. (2019). Parenting Attitudes and Public Support for Political Authoritarianism in Latin America. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 31(3), 570-587. doi:10.1093/ijpor/edy017

Shea, C. M., Malone, M. F. F. T., Young, J. R., & Graham, K. J. (2019). Interactive theater: an effective tool to reduce gender bias in faculty searches. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 38(2), 178-187. doi:10.1108/edi-09-2017-0187

Malone, M. F. T. (2019). Fearing the “Nicas”: Perceptions of Immigrants and Policy Choices in Costa Rica. Latin American Politics and Society, 61(1), 1-28. doi:10.1017/lap.2018.57

Malone, M. F. T. (2015). Achieving Democracy Democratization in Theory and Practice. Bloomsbury Publishing USA.

Smithey, S. I., & Malone, M. F. T. (2014). Crime and Public Support for the Rule of Law in Latin America and Africa. African Journal of Legal Studies, 6(2-3), 153-169. doi:10.1163/17087384-12342034

Malone, M. F. T. (2010). The Verdict is in: The Impact of Crime on Public Trust in Central American Justice Systems. Journal of Politics in Latin America, 2(3), 99-128. doi:10.1177/1866802x1000200304

Malone, M. F. T. (2010). Does Dirty Harry Have the Answer?. Public Integrity, 13(1), 59-80. doi:10.2753/pin1099-9922130104

Dammert, L., & Malone, M. F. T. (2006). Does It Take a Village? Policing Strategies and Fear of Crime in Latin America. Latin American Politics & Society, 48(4), 27-51. doi:10.1353/lap.2006.0043

Dammert, L., & Malone, M. F. T. (2003). Fear of Crime or Fear of Life? Public Insecurities in Chile. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 22(1), 79-101. doi:10.1111/1470-9856.00065

Baviskar, S., & Malone, M. F. T. (n.d.). What Democracy Means to Citizens – and Why It Matters. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies | Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe, 0(76), 3. doi:10.18352/erlacs.9682

Most Cited Publications