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Barbara Weinstein

New York University

Barbara Weinstein is Silver Professor of History at New York University and Past President of the American Historical Association. She has also held positions at Vanderbilt University, Stony Brook University, and the University of Maryland, and has taught as a Fulbright professor at the University of Campinas (São Paulo) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her publications include The Amazon Rubber Boom, 1850-1920 (Stanford University Press, 1983) and For Social Peace in Brazil: Industrialists and the Remaking of the Working Class in São Paulo, 1920-1964 (University of North Carolina Press, 1996). She is co-editor and contributor to The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History (Duke University Press, 2012), and her research on race and regional identity was published in 2015 by Duke University Press as The Color of Modernity: São Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil. She has received support for her research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright-CIES, Fulbright-Hays, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her articles and essays have appeared in the American Historical Review, Hispanic American Historical ReviewILWCH, Journal of Women’s History, Radical History Review, International Review of Social HistoryThe Americas, and Revista Brasileira de História, among others. She was a senior editor of the HAHR in 2002-2007, and is co-editor of the Radical Perspectives book series for Duke University Press. In 2017-2018 she was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library where she worked on an intellectual biography of the pioneering Latin American historian and criminologist Frank Tannenbaum.

Weinstein’s videos are used in these Choices Program curriculum units:
Brazil: A History of Change
Racial Slavery in the Americas: Resistance, Freedom, and Legacies

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