Mary Fran Malone

Department Chair , Political Science

Phone: (603) 862-1406
Office: Political Science, Horton Social Science Center, Durham, NH 03824
Mary Fran T. Malone


  • 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. (2013). Does Crime Undermine Public Support for Democracy? Findings from the Case of Mexico. The Latin Americanist, 57(2), 17-44. doi:10.1111/j.1557-203x.2013.01191.x

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

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