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Framing the Questions: An Interview with Greg Grandin, conducted by Robert Cohen Greg Grandin is a professor in the Department of History at New York University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1999. His publications include Blood of Guatemala: A History of Race and Nation (2000) , for which he received the Latin American Studies Association’s Bryce Wood Award; Th e Last Colonial Massacre: Latin America During the Cold War (2004); Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States, and the Rise of the New Empire (2005); and the critically lauded Fordlandia: Th e Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (2009), which was a fi nalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History, as well as for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His edited volumes include A Century of Revolution: Insurgent and Counterinsurgent Violence During Latin America’s Long War (with Gilbert Joseph) (2010) and “Th e Imperial Presidency: Th e Legacy of Reagan’s Central American Policy” in Confronting the New Conservatism: Th e Rise of the Right in America (Michael Th ompson, editor) (2007). He has also published in the New York Times, Harper’s, London Review of Books, Th e Nation, Boston Review, Los Angeles Times, and American Historical Review. He served as a consultant to the UN truth commission on Guatemala and is the recipient of a number of honors and awards, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2004.