Dr. Wade received her B.A. from Agnes Scott College in 1994, her M.A. from Georgia State University in 1996, and her Ph.D. from Boston University in 2003.
Dr. Wade is a specialist in the international and comparative politics of Latin America, with a focus on Central America and the Caribbean. Much of her field research is conducted in El Salvador and Nicaragua, interviewing public officials, analysts and members of civil society. She has also served as an accredited election observer for various presidential, legislative and local elections in El Salvador.
Dr. Wade is the author of Captured Peace: Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador (Ohio University Press, January 2016). She is the co-author and co-editor of Latin American Politics and Development (Westview Press, 2017). She is the co-author of Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion and Change (Westview Press, 2014) and Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the Eagle (Westview Press, 2011). Her co-authored book A Revolução Salvadorenha (The Salvadoran Revolution) is as part of the Revolutions of the Twentieth Century Collection at São Paulo: Fundação Editora Da UNESP (2006). She is also the author of several publications on the FMLN, peacebuilding and post-war politics in El Salvador, and Central America. Her commentaries regularly appear in World Politics Review, the Latin American News Network, the Latin American Advisor, and other publications.
POL 201- Theories of Peace and Conflict
POL 341- Politics of Development
POL 342- Revolutions and Revolutionary Movements
POL 348- Latin American Politics
POL 373- Human Rights and Social Justice
POL 382- U.S.-Latin American Relations
POL 386- Comparative Peace Processes