Bernd Reiter is a full professor of comparative political science and director of the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida (USF). He has experience as an instructor, researcher, institute director, study abroad director, and graduate program administrator.
USF is a research 1 university, currently ranked 44 among public universities in the U.S. and #104 among all American universities, with $568 million in annual expenditures.
Reiter has received the Distinguished Alum Award from the Political Science Department of the Graduate Center, City University of New York (2019), the William R. Jones Outstanding Mentor Award from the Florida Education Fund (2019), the Florida Education Fund President’s Award (2016), the USF Faculty Global Achievement Award (2015), and the USF Status of Latinos Faculty Award (2014).
Reiter has published over 50 books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles on topics related to democracy, race, citizenship, and decolonization. He is the editor of the Routledge Decolonizing the Classics Special Book Series and has presented his work at numerous national and international conferences, including the 2018 World Social Forum.