Tracy Kuperus

Tracy Kuperus


  • Completed a B.A. at Calvin College, 1989
  • Earned M.A. and Ph.D. from University of Illinois, 1991, 1995
  • Taught at Westmont College for 2 years
  • Taught at Gordon College for 6 years
  • Joined IDS Program in 2002

Current teaching

  • IDS 201 - Intro to International Development
  • IDS 351 - Theories of International Development
  • IDS 395 - Senior Seminar in IDS
  • POLS 322 - Global Democratization

Recent Interim Courses

  • Christianity and Development in Ghana


Before coming to Calvin, Professor Kuperus taught in the political science departments at Westmont College (1995-96) and Gordon College (1997-2002). She has co-led Calvin's off-campus interim to South Africa. Her research has focused on church-state relations in South Africa and the interaction between civil society and democratization in southern Africa.

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