Verónica Montecinos, PhD

Professor of Sociology
Coordinator Teaching International Program
Main Building 208, 412 675 9462
Mailing Address: 
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132

Dr. Montecinos is the author of Economists, Politics and the State, Chile 1958–1994 (CEDLA, 1998), co-editor of Economists in the Americas (Edward Elgar, 2009, with John Markoff), and editor of Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies, Palgrave (in press).

She has also published book chapters and articles that have appeared in such journals as the International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, The Journal of Economic Perspectives, Latin American Research Review and Studies in Comparative International Development.

Teaching Interests:

Sociology of gender, development and politics, Latin American politics, global social problems

Spring 2017
PLSC 22-001 Pol Dev Areas   T, TH 10:35am - 11:50am   Frable 314
SOC 110-001 Inequality in Amer   T, TH 3:05pm - 4:20pm   Frable 207
  OFFICE HOURS   T, TH 1:30pm - 2:45pm   Main 208
Licentiate- Sociology, Universidad Católica de Chile
M.A. Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
M.A./Ph.D. Sociology, University of Pittsburgh
Research Interests: 
Sociology of economics, democratization, technocratic politics in Latin America, gender and pensions, gender and politics
Recent publications:
Encyclopedia essays:
"Economics," in The Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History. From the Mid-19th Century to the Present Day (2009).
"Washington Consensus," in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (2012).
"Spanish-speaking South America. Politicized Economic Thought," in Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought (2015).
Book chapters:
"Economics: The Chilean Story," in Verónica Montecinos and John Markoff (editors) in Economists in the Americas, Edward Elgar (2009).
“C. Wright Mills and Latin America,” in Guy Oakes (editor), The Anthem Companion to C. Wright Mills (2016).
"Michelle Bachelet: Engendering Chile's Democratization," in Verónica Montecinos (editor) Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies, Palgrave (in press).
Economists in the Americas (co-editor), Edward Elgar (2009).
Women Presidents and Prime Ministers in Post-Transition Democracies (editor), Palgrave (in press).