Margaret Commins | Queens University of Charlotte

Margaret Commins, Ph.D.

Margaret Commins

Shelton Professor of Political Science, Political Science & Sociology Department


Dr. Maggie Commins enjoys teaching courses in Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, international political economy, comparative politics of developing countries, and U.S. immigration policy. She is the 2020 recipient of Queens’ Hunter-Hamilton Love of Teaching Award.

Dr. Commins’ research interests include U.S. immigration policy, U.S. policy toward Latin America, civically engaged research, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is a 2016 North Carolina Campus Compact Faculty Engaged Scholar.


Ph.D., M.A., Political Science, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
B.A., History and Political Science, Gettysburg College

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