Leandro Benmergui
Director, Casa Purchase (An Outreach Center for Latin American Studies)
Assistant Professor of History
Coordinator, Latin American Studies Board of Study
Book Review Editor, H-Urban

BA, University of Buenos Aires; PhD, University of Maryland, College Park

About me and my work

My scholarly work focuses on the social and cultural history of urban renewal and housing programs in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro during the Cold War. My areas of interest include the urban social and cultural history of Latin America from a multidisciplinary and transnational perspective. My book manuscript (in preparation) is a transnational history of housing and poverty, framed within a multidisciplinary approach that includes social and cultural history, architecture, urban planning, and a history of sociology. I first joined, the history faculty in 2012–13 as a visiting assistant professor, and after a year as an assistant professor of Latin American Studies at Bucknell University, I am back to Purchase College in the history department, directing Casa Purchase, and coordinating Latin American Studies.

If you are interested in knowing more about Casa Purchase, An Outreach Center for Latin American Studies, please visit www.purchase.edu/casapurchase

You can also know more about my publications, research interests, and teaching interests in this website.
And you can always reach me at leandro.benmergui@purchase.edu