Carollee Bengelsdorf, professor emerita of politics, holds an A.B. from Cornell University, studied Russian history at Harvard, and received a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of The Problem of Democracy in Cuba: Between Vision and Reality, and co-editor of Cuba in Transition.
Professor Bengelsdorf has written extensively on issues related to Cuban politics and women in Cuba. In addition, she has conducted field research in Algeria and Peru and taught in Kenya, Honduras, and Cuba. She is interested in social change in the Third World, in American foreign policy, and in postmodern and postcolonial theory.