Joseph L. Love

Joseph L. Love

Fellow: Awarded 1989
Field of Study: Economic History

Competition: US & Canada

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Joseph L. Love is professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; he currently directs the Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies at that university, where he was formerly director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He is interested in the history of economic ideas, policy, and performance in Brazil and in Latin America as a whole. He is the author of Rio Grande do Sul and Brazilian Regionalism, Sao Paulo in the Brazilian Federation, and Crafting the Third World: Theorizing Underdevelopment in Rumania and Brazil (all with Stanford University Press). In addition, he has authored some seventy scholarly articles and essays and has co-edited four books, including Brazil under Lula (2009).

Mr. Love was born in Austin, Texas, in 1938. He received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard, a master’s from Stanford, and a doctorate from Columbia University. He has held the following fellowships: Woodrow Wilson; Foreign Area (Ford); Social Science Research Council; Fulbright-Hays; the National Endowment for the Humanities; and the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). He has been a visiting scholar at St. Antony’s College, Oxford; the Instituto Ortega y Gasset in Madrid; the Instituto de Estudos Avançados at the University of São Paulo, the Catholic University of Leuven; and the New University of Lisbon. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and has been named Distinguished Brazilian Studies Scholar by the Brazilian government.


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