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About Benjamin Goldfrank

Benjamin Goldfrank joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2007. His teaching and research interests focus on the comparative analysis of Latin American politics, sub-national governments, participatory budgeting, and political parties.

Dr. Goldfrank is the author of Deepening Local Democracy in Latin America: Participation, Decentralization and the Left (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011) and co-editor of The Left in the City: Participatory Local Governments in Latin America (London: Latin American Bureau and Transnational Institute, 2004), which has been translated into Spanish and Italian. He has also published several book chapters and articles, with recent pieces in Nueva Sociedad, Journal of Public Deliberation, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, and Politics, Religion, and Ideology.


Present Associate Professor, Whitehead School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University

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Honors and Awards

  • University Research Council Award, Seton Hall University, 2010
  • College of Arts & Sciences Research Semester Award, University of New Mexico, Fall 2006
  • Eugene Gallegos Lectureship, University of New Mexico, 2003, 2005
  • Fulbright Fellowship, for dissertation research in Brazil, 1998-9
  • Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 1993

Books (4)

Articles (12)

Book Chapters (12)