Eyal Weinberg

Affiliated Graduate Students, WPS Editorial Committee

Eyal Weinberg is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at The University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation explores the role medical professionals played in state-sponsored repression under the Brazilian military regime (1964-1985) and subsequent efforts to hold them accountable for violating codes of medical ethics. Interweaving histories of medicine, torture, the Cold War, and transitional justice, the work examines the complex relationships between Brazilian doctors and the military government. Yet it also looks at how the medical community confronted the traumatic past after redemocratization, shedding light on the fitful process of justice and reconciliation in post-authoritarian societies. Weinberg’s research has been supported by UT’s history department, the Brazilian Center, and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS), as well as the Tinker foundation. He earned a Master’s degree in history from The University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Tel Aviv University in Israel.