Federico Sor is a historian of modern Latin America who is currently co-teaching “Global and International History” with Professor John Fousek. His primary focus is the Cold War in the Southern Cone, and his research interests include nationalism, populism, education, democracy and dictatorship, and the dynamic of revolution and counterrevolution. His dissertation, “The Pedagogy of Revolution and Counterrevolution in Argentina, 1966-1983” is an analysis of Argentine politics during the Cold War and of the uses of education to disseminate and legitimize competing ideologies and political projects.
Prior to joining the Program in International Relations, Prof. Sor taught Latin American history and global history within the College of Arts and Sciences at NYU, at the NYU School of Professional Studies, and at East China Normal University. He was also Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Global Perspectives on Society at NYU Shanghai and has been appointed Associate Professor of Latin American History at Jiaotong University in Shanghai.
In addition to his Ph.D. in History, Prof. Sor holds an M.A. in Political Theory from the New School for Social Research. He has received fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation and the Conference on Latin American History, among other sources.