Dr. Eyal Weinberg

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin 
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Science and Medicine
  • Cold War Politics

Email: eweinberg@fau.edu  
Office Phone: 561-297-3849

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Eyal Weinberg is a historian of modern Latin America, with a focus on Brazil. His research explores histories of medicine, health, political violence, and human rights during the Cold War period. Before joining Florida Atlantic University, Weinberg was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Weinberg’s book project, Tending to the Body Politic: Doctors, Military Repression, and Transitional Justice in Brazil (1961-1988), explores the contested realms of professional medicine, bioethics, and political repression in military and post-authoritarian Brazil. The manuscript is based on his dissertation, which was recognized with an honorable mention for best dissertation in the humanities by the Latin American Studies Association–Brazil Section. 

Weinberg’s research has appeared in various academic and public history venues, among them The Americas, International Labor and Working-Class History, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina e el Caribe, and The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History.  Weinberg is also the guest editor of a special issue on the new histories of health in modern Latin America, published in Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina in 2024. 

At FAU, Weinberg teaches classes on Latin America’s modern period as well as advanced courses on the histories of health and medicine in Latin America and the Cold War in Latin America. He also teaches the broad History of Civilizations survey.  


Undergraduate Courses

  • Modern Latin America
  • Latin American Independence
  • Dictatorships and Democracies in Latin America
  • Health and Disease in Latin America
  • History of Civilization

Graduate Courses

  • Cold War in Latin America
  • Health in Latin America

Curriculum Vitae (Available upon request)