Greg Grandin

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Greg Grandin "is currently a Professor of History at New York University. Dr. Grandin received his BA from Brooklyn College CUNY and his PhD in History from Yale University in 1999. His new book, Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, is currently a finalist for the National Book Award (winner announced on Nov 18th). He is also the author of The Blood of Guatemala (Duke, 2000), winner of the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Book Award for the best book on Latin America; The Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America in the Cold War (Chicago, 2004); Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Imperialism (Metropolitan, 2006).

"Dr. Grandin is the co-editor of Human Rights and Revolutions (2007, with Marilyn Young, Jeffrey Wasserstron, and Lynn Hunt); Truth Commissions: State Terror, History, Memory (special issue of Radical History Review, (co-edited with Thomas Klubock, January 2007); A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence during Latin America’s Long Cold War (with Gilbert Joseph, forthcoming from Duke University Press, 2011).

"He has served on the United Nations Truth Commission for Guatemala, as a consultant and has published in Harper’s, The Nation, The London Review of Books, the Boston Review, the New York Times, as well as in numerous academic journals, including the Hispanic American Historical Review, the American Historical Review (”The Instruction of Great Catastrophe: Truth Commissions, State Formation, and National identity in Argentina, Chile, and Guatemala” and “Your Americanism and Mine: Americanism and Anti-Americanism in the Americas”).

"He has most recently been awarded fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies, Ryskamp Fellowship Program.

"Dr. Grandin is currently working on two book projects: American Exceptionalisms, a history of US-Latin American relations as immanent critique, and a history of the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay in the early 1930s, tentatively titled War and Peace: Conflict and Diplomacy in the Making of the Americas." [1]

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  1. Senior Research Fellows, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, accessed April 13, 2010.
  2. NACLA Staff, Board of Directors, and Editorial Committee, NACLA, accessed June 11, 2008.