Antulio Rosales

Assistant Professor


Political Science

Tilley Hall 214

1 506 458 7192

Antulio Rosales’ research interests coalesce around the areas of international and comparative political economy, natural resource extraction/environmental politics, and global development. Dr. Rosales’ research focuses on the politics of state and global capital actors’ interactions in the energy sectors of Latin American countries, especially Venezuela and Ecuador. His recent work focused on the collapse of Venezuela’s rentier economy and the expansion of mining frontiers, of both gold and cryptocurrencies, in a wider context of social and political tension, economic crisis and international sanctions.

Dr. Rosales’ new research agenda is concerned with the expansion of emerging financial assets such as cryptocurrencies and their linkage to energy infrastructures and political incentives in the global south. Other interests include the history of ideas and Latin American contributions to notions of development and environmental governance. Antulio is a partner in a research project housed at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and the Environment and funded by the Norwegian Research Council, which focuses on China’s Multilateralism and its impacts on environmental and democratic governance.

His research has appeared in the Review of International Political Economy, International Studies Quarterly, Globalizations, and Resources Policy. Dr. Rosales recently co-edited a special issue of Venezuela’s crisis from a Global Perspective, published in the European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ERLACS).

His teaching interests include: the politics of development; comparative politics; international political economy; Latin American politics; and environmental politics.

Antulio Rosales received his PhD in Global Governance from the University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He holds a BA in Political Studies and IPE from Trent University and a MSc in Social Science from the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Before joining UNB’s Political Science Department, Antulio was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oslo’s Centre for Development and the Environment.

Selected publications

Clark, P. and Antulio Rosales. Forthcoming. “Toward the neo-developmental state: expanded embedded autonomy as an explanation for variation in Latin America’s Pink Tide”, Globalizations.

Rosales, A. and Maryhen Jiménez Morales. 2021. “Venezuela: autocratic consolidation and splintered economic liberalization”. Revista de Ciencia Política.

Rosales, A. 2021. “Unveiling the power behind cryptocurrency mining in Venezuela: A fragile energy infrastructure and precarious labor”. Energy Research & Social Science.

Bull, B. and Antulio Rosales. 2020. “Into the shadows: Sanctions, rentierism, and the informalization of the economy in Venezuela”. European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 109: January-June, pp. 103-132.

Rosales, A. 2019. “Statization and de-nationalization dynamics in Venezuela’s ASM-large-scale mining interface”. Resources Policy.

Rosales, A. 2019. “Radical rentierism: gold mining, cryptocurrency and commodity collateralization in Venezuela”. Review of International Political Economy.

Rosales, A. 2019. “Resource nationalism and underground constraints: oil policy and state capacity in post-neoliberal Ecuador”. Globalizations.

Rosales, A. 2018. “Pursuing foreign investment for nationalist objectives: hybrid resource nationalism in Venezuela”. Business and Politics. Vol 20, Issue 3 September 2018, pp. 438-464.

Helleiner, E. and Antulio Rosales. 2017. “Peripheral Thoughts for International Political Economy: Latin American Ideational Innovation and the Diffusion of the Nineteenth Century Free Trade Doctrine.” International Studies Quarterly. Issue 4, 1 December 2017, Pages 924–934.