Prof. Colburn currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Latin American Studies at Lehman College. His books includ: The Vogue of Revolution in Poor Countries Princeton University Press, 1994; My Car in Managua. University of Texas Press, 1991; Managing the Commanding Height: Nicragaua's State Enterprises. University of California Press, 1990; and Post-Revolutionary Nicaragua: State, Class and the Dilemmas of Agrarian Policy . University of California Press, 1986; and Latin America at the End of Politics. Princeton University Press, 2002. He has also edited Everyday Forms of Resistance. M.E. Sharpe, 1989; and Centroamérica: Estrategias de desarrollo. Editorial Universitaria Centroamericana, 1987.