Department of History

James N. Green

Carlos Manuel de Cespedes Professor of Modern Latin American History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Director of the Brazil Initiative
Sharpe House 122
Areas of Expertise Latin America and the Caribbean
Office Hours Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm


James N. Green is the Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History and the author or co-editor of eleven books on Brazil and Latin America. He received his doctorate in Latin American history, with a specialization in Brazil, at UCLA in 1996. He has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and lived more than a decade in Brazil. He served as the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University from 2005 to 2008 and the Director of the Brazil Initiative from 2012 to 2020. He is a past president of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) and was the BRASA Executive Director of the Brazilian Studies Association from 2015 to 2020. He served as the President of the New England Council on Latin American Studies (NECLAS) in 2008 and 2009.  He is currently the Director of the Opening the Archives Project, the National Co-Coordinator of the US Network for Democracy in Brazil, and the President of the Board of Directors of the Washington Brazil Office.