Matilde Zimmermann

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Matilde Zimmermann (born September 6, 1943) is an American author and professor who ran as the Socialist Workers Party candidate for United States Vice President in 1980. The party had three different Presidential candidates that year, Andrew Pulley, Richard H. Congress and Clifton DeBerry depending on the state. She was at the time a writer for the party newspaper The Militant.[1] Zimmermann also ran as an alternate vice presidential candidate for Andrea Gonzales in some states in 1984; Melvin T. Mason was the presidential candidate.

Zimmermann (PhD History 1998) is the Residente Director of SLC (Sarah Lawrence College) in Cuba and is a faculty member in History an Global Studies al SLC. She has been based in Havana the last two fall semesters (2003 and 2004) as Director of SLC in Cuba. Because of the new U.S. restrictions on undergraduate academic programs in Cuba, Sarah Lawrence is now the only program of U.S. students at the University of Havana.


  • Sandinista: Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan Revolution (Duke, 2001) ISBN 0-8223-2595-0
  • Carlos Fonseca y la revolución nicaragüense (Managua, 2003)
  • Bajo las banderas del Che y de Sandino (Havana, 2004)
  • A Revolução Nicaragüense (São Paulo, 2005) ISBN 978-85-7139-653-1
  • Comandante Carlos: La vida de Carlos Fonseca Amador (Caracas, 2008)


  1. ^ Alexander, Robert Jackson. International Trotskyism, 1929–1985: a documented analysis of the movement p 873.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Willie Mae Reid
Socialist Workers Party nominee for
Vice President of the United States

1980, 1984
Succeeded by
Kathleen Mickells