Patrick Iber is Assistant Professor of History, specializing in the history of the U.S. and Latin America in the twentieth century. He is the author of Neither Peace nor Freedom: The Cultural Cold War in Latin America, published by Harvard University Press in 2015. The book offers new interpretations of the major international cultural front groups of Latin America's Cold War: the Soviet-aligned World Peace Council, the CIA-sponsored Congress for Cultural Freedom, and Cuba's Casa de las Américas. He writes both for other scholars and for a broader public, and has published in journals such as Diplomatic History and the Journal of Latin American Studies as well as many magazines, including Mexico's Letras Libres and Nexos. His research interests include the politics of culture and intellectuals, global social democracy, poverty and inequality, imperialism, and the added value of transnational approaches to history. He is working on a history of U.S. diplomacy towards social democratic governments in Latin America.

Before coming to UTEP, Dr. Iber was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow at Stanford University and taught in the departments of history and political economy at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Prior to grad school, he taught math in public schools in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, Northern California, and Chalatenango province in El Salvador. He enjoys being outdoors, being indoors, and being on twitter at @patrickiber.

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