J. Patrice McSherry
J. Patrice McSherry is a professor and researcher currently associated with the Instituto de Estudios Avanzados (Institute for Advanced Studies, IDEA) of the University of Santiago, Chile, and Long Island University. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the CUNY Graduate School. A three-time Fulbright Award recipient, she has won various academic honors and grants such as the David Newton Award for Excellence in Teaching, Long Island University (2008) and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Political Science M.A.-Ph.D. Program of The Graduate Center, City University of New York (2009). Her new book is Chilean New Song: The Political Power of Music, 1960s-1973 (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015), an analytical history of the New Song movement in its political and social context. McSherry’s previous books are Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America (Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005), named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2006; Incomplete Transition: Military Power and Democracy in Argentina (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997; reissued 2008 iUniverse, Inc.); and the co-edited The Iraq Papers [with John Ehrenberg, José Ramón Sánchez, and Caroleen Marji Sayej, eds.] (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010). She has written numerous articles on the New Song movement, military regimes in Latin America, Operation Condor, the Cold War, and the foreign policy of the U.S. in Latin America. McSherry teaches courses on these themes as well as on human rights, transitions to democracy, and Latin American politics.
Awards and Recognition
- CHILEAN NEW SONG won the Cecil B. Currey Award from the Association of Third World Studies for best book of 2015.