Eric Hershberg is Director of the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies and Professor of Government at American University. He received his Ph.D from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has taught at Simon Fraser University, New York University, Southern Illinois University, Columbia, Princeton and the New School. From 1991 to 2005 he served as a Program Director at the Social Science Research Council in New York City. Prof. Hershberg is Past-President of the Latin American Studies Association (2007-2009).
Prof. Hershberg is currently working on a book manuscript devoted to development and democracy in 21st century South America. He has published widely in leading journals and with prominent university presses. Among his most recent articles are “Colombia Policy Under the Obama Administration: Sustaining an Inherited Paradigm,” (with Anne Gillman) Pensamiento Propio, No. 31 (Jan.-April 2010), “Democracy in Latin America: A Review of Recent Literature” (Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies;)” "America Latina fragmentada: Economia y empleo en la era de la globalización," Nueva Sociedad. No. 214, 2008 (March-April), pp. 152-161 and “Globalization and Labor: Reflections on Contemporary Latin America,” International Labor and Working Class History, No. 72, Fall 2007, pp. 164-172. He recently co-edited four volumes for which he contributed chapters: “Left Turns: Politics, Policies and Trajectories of Change in Latin America,” (with Maxwell A. Cameron); State and Society in Conflict: Comparative Perspectives on Andean Crises (with Paul W. Drake); Latin America After Neoliberalism: Turning the Tide in the 21st Century? (with Fred Rosen); and Memorias militares sobre la represion en el Cono Sur: Visiones en disputa en dictadura y democracia (with Felipe Aguero).