Katherine Hite is Frederick Ferris Thompson Chair of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Vassar College, where she has taught in political science and Latin American studies since 1997. She received her BA from Duke University and her MA in International Affairs and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Hite's recent work focuses on the politics of memory and memorialization processes in Latin America, and her research as been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Ford Foundation. She is the author of When the Romance Ended: Leaders of the Chilean Left, 1968-1998 (Columbia University Press, 2000), co-editor of The New Politics of Inequality in Latin America: Rethinking Participation and Representation (Oxford University Press, 1997), co-editor with Paola Cesarini of Authoritarian Legacies and Democracy in Latin America and Southern Europe (University of Notre Dame Press, 2004), and the author of the recently published Politics and the Art of Commemoration: Memorials to Struggle in Latin America and Space (Routledge, 2011).