B.A., Vassar College; Ph.D., New York University
Jennifer Adair is a historian of modern Latin America, with a specific focus on Argentina and the Southern Cone. Her research examines the restoration of democratic governance in Argentina following decades of repressive rule and political crisis. She is currently writing a book that reveals how Latin America’s political opening of the 1980s and its concurrent economic crisis produced reformulations of the role of the welfare state, the concept of rights, political identities, and the meanings of democracy itself. Her teaching interests include Colonial and Modern Latin American History, the Social and Cultural History of Food, the Cold War in Latin America, Human Rights and Memory, Social Movements, and the history of US-Latin American Relations.