2/12/14 Quoted in Bloomberg about protests in Venezuela.
My new textbook Understanding Latin American Politics is coming…
11/4/13 Published on op-ed in the Miami Herald on Michelle Bachelet
In September 2013 I gave a presentation at the International Conference on Aging in the Americas (in Austin, TX) entitled, “The Train Has Left the Station: Latino Aging and the New South.”
News (8/13/13) Quoted on NPR about John Kerry’s trip to Latin America.
News (7/3/13) Quoted on U.S. response to coups in the Washington Post.
News (6/24/13) Quoted on Edward Snowden and Latin America by the Associated Press.
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.
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.