Jane Marcus-Delgado is Assistant Professor of Spanish and International Studies at the College of Staten Island. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in International Relations from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (1989, 1999), and her B.A. degree in Romance Languages and English Literature from the University of Chicago (1983). Her research interests include presidential legitimacy and the politics of economic reform concentrating primarily on Argentina and Peru. She currently studies the political consequences of radical neoliberal reform programs, focusing on corruption and other challenges to democracy.
She has been an affiliated researcher with the Instituto de Estudios Peruanos in Lima, as well as an election observer with the Organization of American States in Nicaragua and Transparencia in Peru. Prior to joining the CSI faculty, Professor Marcus-Delgado was an associate at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington. She was previously an officer of the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities (LASPAU) where she worked with the Fulbright Program in Central America (1991-1994), and an administrator of the Nuevo Instituto de CentroAmérica in Estelí, Nicargua (1988-1990).