Department: Political Science
Area Specialization: Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations (human rights, drugs, immigration and trade policy), Caribbean politics, comparative politics
Emeritus Professor of Political Science
Martin Weinstein was a member of the Political Science Department from 1971-2010. An internationally recognized expert on the politics of Uruguay, Dr. Weinstein did his undergraduate work at Columbia College, and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University. The recipient of two Fulbright awards, he authored two books and dozens of articles on Uruguayan politics, U.S.-Latin American relations and human rights in the hemisphere. In 2003, his former student, Michael Perry, established the Martin Weinstein Scholarship to honor his role as a teacher and mentor. Dr. Weinstein continues to travel frequently to Uruguay and Argentina and is currently working on a biography/festschrift of his mentor, Dr. Kalman Silvert. His most recent publication is a review of Intellectuals and Leftist Parties in Uruguay, 1958-2006: Frustrated Dialogue by Stephen Gregory which appeared in the May 2011 issue of Hispanic American Historical Review. He will be teaching a course on Latin America for the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning (OLLI) in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts in the fall of 2012.
Interview in El Pais, Dec. 12, 2011 (in Spanish).
[Photo of Plaza Independencia, Montevideo]