Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Anthony M. Pereira

Professor - Political Science


  • B.A., Sussex University, Politics/African and Asian Studies, 1982
  • M.A., Harvard University, Government, 1986
  • Ph.D., Harvard University, Government/Latin American Politics,1991

Academic Experience

  • Professor, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Senior Lecturer, University of East Anglia, 2006-2008
  • Visiting Professor, Federal University of Pernambuco, 2005-2006
  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 1999-2006.
  • Neil A. Allen Visiting Associate Professor, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1998-1999

Research & Teaching Specializations: Southern Cone; State Reform; Civil-Military Relations; Agrarian Politics

Related Experience

  • Editorial Board, Human Rights Review and Latin American Perspectives 2004/2003-
  • Executive Committee Member, Brazilian Studies Association, 2001-2004
  • Consultant, U. S. Department of State, 2001
  • Instructor, Training Program for Qatari Diplomats, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 1999
  • Consultant, United Nations Development Programme, 1994-1998


  • Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, 1994, 2005-2006, 2006-2007
  • Sawyer Seminar Grant, Mellon Foundation, 2002-2003
  • Research Grant, MacArthur Foundation, 1998-1999
  • Finalist, President’s Book Award, Social Science History Association, 1995
  • Inter-American Foundation and Organization of American States Dissertation Fellowships, 1987-1988

Languages: Portuguese; Spanish

Selected Publications

  • 2007. “The Neoliberal Turn in Latin America: The Cycle of Ideas and the Search for an Alternative.” With Ana Margheritis. Latin American Perspectives. 154 (34): 25-48.
  • 2005. “The Neglected Step-Child: Military Justice and Democratic Transition in Chile.” With Jorge Zaverucha. Social Justice. 32 (2): 115-131.
  • 2005. Political (In)Justice: National Security Legality in Brazil and the Southern Cone. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
  • 2005. “The Dialectics of the Brazilian Military Regime’s Political Trials.” Luso-Brazilian Review. 41 (2): 162-183.
  • 1997. The End of the Peasantry: The Emergence of the Rural Labor Movement in Northeast Brazil, 1961-1988. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.

Recently-Taught Latin American-Related Courses: State and Society in Developing Countries; Brazilian Government and Politics; Violence, Human Rights and Transnational Justice in Latin America; Latin American Development; Politics of Development; Development Perspectives; Government, Democracy, and Development

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 6