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Expertise: Latin American politics and markets; U.S.-Latin American relations; urbanization; Cuba; Mexico; Brazil.
Born in New York and raised in New Jersey, Lawrence Gutman specializes in contemporary politics and markets in the Americas. He is currently developing the Cuban Reset Project at the World Policy Institute.
Lawrence Gutman lived in Cuba for two years, and has conducted research on governance, foreign investment, urbanization, and race at the Cuban National Archive, the Instituto Literatura y Lingüística, and Havana city archives. He has served as an affiliated researcher at the Instituto de Historia de Cuba and Country Coordinator for the Varieties of Democracy project at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame. Gutman has held fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education (Fulbright-Hays) and the Tinker Foundation, and has presented work at the Latin American Studies Association annual meeting, the New England Council of Latin American Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Cuban National Library.
Gutman holds a masters degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught modern Latin American history at UT and Mexican history at Southwestern University.