CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Steve Ellner, CIPR Visiting Researcher

June 10th, 2015

Steve Ellner has been a Full Professor at the Universidad de Oriente in Venezuela since 1978 and has been a visiting professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela (1994-2001), St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY (2001), Georgetown University (2004), Duke University (2005), Universidad de Buenos Aires (2010), the Australian National University (2013), the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University (2011) and Johns Hopkins University (2012).

He holds an MA in Latin American History from the Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut (1971) and a PhD in Latin American History from the University of New Mexico (1979).

His most recent published works include: Rethinking Venezuelan Politics: Class, Polarization and the Chávez Phenomenon. Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner, 2008. El fenómeno Chávez: sus orígenes y su impacto. Editorial Tropykos and Centro Nacional de Historia, Caracas, 2011, Latin America’s Radical Left in Power: Complexities and Challenges n the Twenty-First Century. Editor of issue 190 of Latin American Perspectives, May 2013. Latin America’s Radical Left: Challenges and Complexities of Political Power in the Twenty-First Century. Editor. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. El fenómeno Chávez: sus orígenes y su impacto (hasta 2013). Second edition. Centro Rómulo Gallegos (CELARG) and Centro Nacional de Historia, Caracas, 2014. In addition, he has published numerous articles in journals and magazines and book chapters on political parties and organized labor in Venezuela, since 1936. He has also published on the Op-Ed Page of the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Ellner will be at Tulane for the Fall semester 2015 and will teach the course, Populist and Leftists Governments in Latin America, LAST-6962-01.