PHD, Columbia University
MA, Barnard College
BA, Barnard College
The politics of developing areas, comparative political systems and institutions of Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. U.S. national politics and comparative gender, race, ethnicity and class politics, urban politics and African diaspora and migration studies.
Dr. Downie is the author of several articles on the politics of development in post-colonial Jamaica and the Caribbean and on women in politics in Jamaica, the U.S.A., the Caribbean, South Africa and other areas of Africa and the African diaspora. She has completed a book manuscript on the Politics of Independent Jamaica, migrations African and African Diaspora Women in Politics and African Diaspora migrations.
GOVT 150 Roots: Government
GOVT 303 The United States Congress
GOVT 309 Comparative Politics
GOVT 321 Urban Government and Politics
GOVT 344 Government and Politics of Caribbean
GOVT 345 Government and Politics of Latin America
GOVT 346 Government and Politics of Africa
GOVT 412 Senior Seminar: Women in Politics
GOVT 426 Senior Seminar: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Class in the United States
LLRN 121 Roots: Government
PEAC 302 Spl Tpc:Women In Politics