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Franklin W. Knight

KnightFranklinFRANKLIN W. KNIGHT, the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Professor of History, is an expert on the social, political, economic and cultural aspects of Latin America and the Caribbean. A frequent guest commentator on public radio and television, Dr. Knight has published ten books and more than 80 scholarly articles. In addition to his own scholarship in English, Dr. Knight translated the Spanish-language Sugar and Railroads: A Cuban History, 1837-1959 into English. Elected president of the Latin American Studies Association between 1998 and 2000, he became president of the Historical Society in 2004. He is also a corresponding member of the Academy of Letters of Bahia, Brazil. Professor Knight joined the Hopkins faculty in 1973.