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Dean , history professor , writer

John Henry Coatsworth, American dean, history professor, writer. John Simon Guggenheim fellow Guggenheim Foundation, 1986-1987. Member American History Association (president 1995), Latin America Studies Association, Economic History Association, Conference on Latin America History, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Background

Coatsworth, John Henry was born on September 27, 1940 in New York City. Son of Joseph Samuel Coatsworth and Janet Whedon (Bell) Barr.

Education

Bachelor, Wesleyan University, 1963. Master of Arts, University Wisconsin, 1967. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1972.

Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1993.

Career

Assistant professor history University Chicago, 1969—1977, associate professor, 1977—1980, professor, 1980—1992, chair Department History. Professor history, Monroe Gutman professor Latin America affairs Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992—2007, founding director David Rockefeller Center for Latin America Studies, 1994—2006, chair Committee on Human Rights Studies. Professor international public affairs and history School International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, New York City, since 2007, interim dean, 2007—2008, dean, since 2008.

Member Council on Foreign Relations, since 2000. Board directors Tinker Foundation.

Works

Membership

Member American History Association (president 1995), Latin America Studies Association, Economic History Association, Conference on Latin America History, American Academy Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Patricia Ann Sopiak, June 13, 1964. 1 child, Anna Catherine.

father:
Joseph Samuel Coatsworth Barr

mother:
Janet Whedon (Bell) Barr

spouse:
Patricia Ann Sopiak

child:
Anna Catherine Coatsworth