Longtime professor of politics Paul E. Sigmund died April 27 at age 85, according to an announcement on the department’s website. A funeral Mass will be held Friday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the University Chapel, and a memorial service will be scheduled for the fall.
Sigmund, whose research interests included political theory and Latin American politics, served on the Princeton faculty from 1963 to 2005. He helped to found the Program in Latin American Studies, which he directed for seven years. It now awards the Paul E. Sigmund Scholars Award for fieldwork in Latin America. Sigmund also served as president of the board of Princeton in Latin America, which places students in full-year fellowships at nonprofits in Latin America after graduation.