Curriculum Vitae

2017 CV (PDF)

Kyle Haines

University of California, San Diego

Department Political Science

9500 Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093-0521

Email: kyhaines at


Current Position:

2017-Present – Cross-Border Post-Doctoral Fellow in the UCSD Cross-Border Initiative, and Mellon Bridge Coordinator of the Cross-Border Community Station.


  • Ph.D.   UC San Diego, Political Science.  August 2017.

Dissertation Title: Critical Political Ecology and Environmental Crisis: Technology, Rhetoric, and Decentralization in the US and Latin America. Committee: Tracy Strong (chair), Harvey Goldman (co-chair), Fonna Forman, Gerry Mackie, Marcel Henaff, and Keith Pezzoli.

  • M.A.    UC San Diego, Political Science.  May 2011.

Thesis title: ‘The Indefatigable Self-Destructiveness of Enlightenment: Technology and the Question Concerning Art in Heidegger and the Frankfurt School.’

  • B.A.:   UC Santa Cruz, Politics.  June 2006.

Phi Beta Kappa, High Honors in the Major, College 9 Honors.

Research Interests:

Political theory, political ecology, decentralization, development studies, Mexico, Bolivia, US-Mexico border, resilience, indigenous movements, critical theory, environmental justice, bioregionalism.