Hillel Soifer

Assistant Professor

4th Floor Gladfelter Hall
Phone: 215-204-6494
E-mail: hsoifer@temple.edu

Biography

Hillel David Soifer (Ph.D, Harvard University, 2006) is Assistant Professor of Political Science (Comparative Politics). His research focuses on issues of political development in historical and contemporary Latin America. He is currently completing a book manuscript on the origins and persistence of variation in state power in Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, and has published related articles in ‘Latin American Research Review’ and ‘Studies in Comparative International Development.’ He is also interested in the implications of state weakness for both political outcomes and our theories of political science. Dr. Soifer’s teaching interests include Latin American politics, comparative politics, the origins of democracy and dictatorship, historical and contemporary approaches to the state, and political methodology (research design and qualitative research methods.)

CV: Dr. Hillel Soifer

Website: http://astro.temple.edu/~hsoifer/Website/Home.html

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