Luis Roniger

Dr. Luis Roniger is the Reynolds Professor of Latin American Studies and has taught at Wake Forest University since 2004, primarily in the Department of Political Science. A native of Argentina, Dr. Roniger has lived around the world. Prior to arriving at Wake, he taught at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also been a visting professor at the University of Chicago, Carleton University in Ottawa, the Catholic University of El Salvador, the National Universities of La Plata and Cordoba in Argentina, and the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He received both his M.A. and his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. A comparative political sociologist, Dr. Roniger’s work focuses on the interface between politics, society and public culture. He is on the international editorial board of several academic journals published in Mexico, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, Colombia and Argentina. Dr. Roniger has published numerous journal articles and books on a vast range of topics including human rights, transitional politics, exile and democracy in Latin America.


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“U.S. Hemispheric Hegemony and the Descent into Genocidal Practices in Latin America,” in Marcia Esparza, Daniel Feierstein and Henry Huttenbach eds. State Violence and Genocide in Latin America: The Cold War Years (New York: Routledge, 2009): 23-43.

“Latin American Israelis: The Collective Identity of an Invisible Community,” coauthored with Deby Babis, in Judit Bokser Liwerant, Eliezer Ben-Rafael, Yossi Gorny and Raanan Rein eds. Jewish Identities in an Era of Multiculturalism: Latin America in the Jewish World (Boston: Brill, 2008): 297-320.

Destierro y exilio político en América Latina: Un campo de estudio transnacional e histórico en expansión.” Pacarina del Sur, 9 (October-December 2011).

Transitional Justice and Protracted Accountability in Re-Democratized Uruguay (1985-2011).” Journal of Latin American Studies, 43 (November 2011):693-274.

Connected Histories, Power and Meaning: Transnational Forces in the Construction of Collective Identities.” Journal of Classical Sociology, 11 (August 2011): 251-268.

“Exilio político y democracia.” América Latina Hoy (Spain), 55 (2010): 143-172.

“Exilio massivo, inclusão e exclusão política no século XX.” DADOS – Revista de Ciências Sociais (Brazil), 53 (2010): 35-65.

“El destierro paraguayo. Aspectos transnacionales y generacionales”, co-authored with María Antonia Sánchez. Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales (Mexico), 52 (2010): 135-158.

“Latin American Jews and Processes of Transnational Legitimization and De-legitimization.” Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 9 (2010): 185-208.

“Latin American Modernities: Global, Transnational, Multiple, Open-Ended,” Protosociology: An International Journal of Interdisciplinary Research , 26 (November 2009): 71-100.

“Citizenship in Latin America: New Works and Debates,” Citizenship Studies , 10: 4 (2006): 489-502.

Destierro y Exilio en América Latina.  Nuevos estudios y avances teóricos  (University Press of Buenos Aires – EUDEBA, September 2014)

Tres estudios sobre el exilio. Condición humana, experiencia histórica y significación política. Co-authored with Arturo Aguirre and Antolín Sánchez (Madrid: EDAF; Mexico: Universidad de Puebla, September 2014).

Transnational Politics in Central America (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2011).

The Politics of Exile in Latin America, co-authored with Mario Sznajder (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Globality and Multiple Modernities: Comparative North American and Latin American Perspectives, co-edited with Carlos H. Waisman (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2002).

The Legacy of Human Rights Violations in the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, co-authored with Mario Sznajder (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Latin American Paths: Constructing Collective Identities and Shaping Public Spheres, co-edited with Mario Sznajder (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 1998).

Democracy, Clientelism and Civil Society, co-edited with Ayşe Güneş-Ayata (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1994).