Renown sociologist of Latin America Henry Landsberger passed away on February 1, 2017 at the age of 90. Professor Landsberger graduated First Class Honors with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1948. The following year he enrolled at Cornell University, where he completed his PhD in 1954 at the School of Industrial and Labor relations. Prior to his appointment to the faculty of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Professor Landsberger taught at the Latin American Studies Center in Zurich and the University of Manchester. A scholar of known for his wide-ranging research interests, Professor Landsberger examined such varied themes as rural protest and peasant movements in Latin America, trade union movements, and the church and social change. He served as President of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) between 1973 and 1974.
Professor Landsberger enjoyed a long and distinguished career at Carolina until his retirement in 1994.
The Latin Americanist community at Carolina mourns and laments his passing as we celebrate his life.