Steve J. Stern is a historian of Latin America, and is the Alberto Flores Galindo Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. In recent years, he has worked on the history of "dirty war" dictatorships and civil wars in South America, and "memory struggles" to shape the ways atrocities are remembered, denied, and interpreted culturally and politically. In this phase of his research, he has also worked as a faculty member of a Social Science Research Council project to train young Latin American scholars in the interdisciplinary literature on "memory" that may shed light on their own countries' recent experiences. His most recent book is Battling for Hearts and Minds: Memory Struggles in Pinochet's Chile, 1973-1988 (Duke Univ. Press, 2006).