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Judith Teichman is a professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and with the Munk School of Global Affairs. Her research interests focus largely on the politics of economic policy making in Mexico, Argentina and Chile. Teichman was born 19 July 1947 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She began her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto in 1965, obtaining her B.A. in Political Science in 1969, her M.A. in Political Science in 1971, and her Ph.D. in Political Science in 1978.
Over the course of her career, she has held numerous academic positions within the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Department of Educational Administration), as a lecturer at Trent University (Comparative Development Studies and Department of Political Studies), an instructor at Ryerson University (Politics Department), Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo (Department of Political Science), and Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto’s Scarborough and St. George campuses.
Her main areas of research include Latin American politics; especially the politics of market reform in the Southern cone and Mexico. She is the author of several books, notably Social Democracy in the Global Periphery: Origins, Challenges, Prospects (Cambridge University Press, 2007), The Politics of Freeing Markets in Latin America (University of North Carolina Press, 2001), Privatization and Political Change in Mexico (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996), and Policymaking in Mexico: From Boom to Crisis (Allen and Unwin, 1988).
In addition to her academic duties, Professor Teichman has been President of the Canadian Council of Area Studies, Learned Societies (CLASLS), an Executive Board Member with the Canadian Association of Latin and American and Caribbean Studies, an Advisory Board Member with the Canadian Association for Mexican Studies, and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.
Teichman retired from the University of Toronto in 2012 and continues to live and work in Toronto.