Mauricio A. Font earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan (Sociology, 1983), where he also obtained his M.A. and B.A. (Economics). His publications and research examine development trajectories and reform processes in Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Chile, and several other Latin American countries. He often relies on historical and theoretical perspectives to highlight the role of exogenous factors. His work also probes broader comparative frameworks as well as forms of international cooperation in the Western Hemisphere. Font is currently working on two books: one provides an analysis of the rise, limits, and decline of Brazilian statism, and the other presents a comparative study of development trajectories and reform processes in several Latin American countries. He devotes considerable time to the development of the Bildner Center. He teaches at The Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York. He has also taught at the University of Michigan, Rutgers University, and three Brazilian universities (IUPERJ, UnB, and UNESP).
Prof. Font’s publications on Brazil include: Transforming Brazil: A Reform Era in Perspective (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003), Coffee, Contention, and Change (Basil Blackwell, 1990), and Brazilian Statism: Rise, Limits, and Decline (forthcoming, 2003). He also edited and introduced Charting a New Course: The Politics of Globalization and Social Transformation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001), a volume with twenty-six essays by Fernando Henrique Cardoso. Font’s work on Cuba includes co-editing Toward a New Cuba? (Lynne Rienner, 1997) and Integración económica y democratización: América Latina y Cuba (Instituto de Estudios Internacionales, Universidad de Chile, 1998). He is co-editor of Cuban Counterpoints: The Legacy of Fernando Ortiz (forthcoming) and of La República Cubana y José Martí (1902-2002) (forthcoming). He has also published a variety of essays on Latin America, the North American Free Trade Agreement and US-Latin America relations, Cuba, Brazil and the comparative-historical study of development trajectories in settler societies.
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Professor of Sociology, The Graduate Center and Queens College, City University of New York
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Sociology 239 Sociology of Developing Countries
Sociology 84600 Globalization: Political Economy of a Changing World Order