News (4/20/13) Quoted on the Paraguayan presidential election by the Associated Press.
News (4/17/13) Quoted on the Venezuelan election in Bloomberg.
News (3/1/13) I published an article in Foreign Policy on election boycotts.
News (2/8/13) Quoted on the Hugo Chávez saga in Bloomberg.
News (12/25/12) Quoted on Paraguayan politics in Estado de Minas
News (12/13/12) Quoted on the Chile-Peru border dispute in the Christian Science Monitor
News (10/22/12) Quoted on the Latino vote in El Economista.
News (9/21/12) Quoted on Romney and the Latino vote in this McClatchy article
News (8/27/12) Quoted in BloombergBusinessweek on the political effects of refinery explosions in Venezuela
News (8/16/12) Quoted in the Los Angeles Times on Ecuador and Julian Assange
I am professor and chair of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. I am also the editor of the academic journal The Latin Americanist. My research interests include Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latin American immigration to the United States. I am past president of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS).
I’ve been blogging on all these issues almost daily since 2006 on my blog Two Weeks Notice.
Click HERE for PDFs of my publications
My most recent book is Irresistible Forces: Latin American Migration to the United States and its Effects on the South. My co-author is my dad, John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor of Geography at San Diego State University.
In 2010 I co-edited The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile with my friend and colleague Silvia Borzutzky.
In 2008 I published a textbook, U.S. and Latin American Relations.
My first book, The Military and Politics in Postauthoritarian Chile, was published in 2003.