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Tulane University

Andrés Roldán Tonioni

Visiting Research Scholar

Andrés Roldán is a PhD student at the University of Chile and a visiting at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research. Here he will be preparing his doctoral dissertation with the support of Dr. Eduardo Silva. He studies social movements and citizen participation. His PhD research focuses on changes in Chilean students’ social movements from 2013 to 2017, the intensity of protests and the relationships between student organizing and political actors.
André has a PhD student fellowship at the Chilean government’s Comisión Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICYT).

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B.A. Universidad de la Frontera, Chile, Sociology, 2005

M.A. Universidad de Chile, Chile, Comunitarian Psicology, 2009

PhD student, Universidad de Chile, Social Sciences. 2018

Research and Teaching Specialization: Political sociology, Political Theory, Civil Society and Citizenship and Social Movements.

Recent Publications

2018. “La sociedad civil en América Latina: Una conversación con el profesor Alberto J. Olvera. In Revista Hombre, Cultura y Sociedad CUHSO.

2017. Sociedad, epistemología y metodología en Boaventura de Soussa Santos. With Helder Binimelis. In Revista de Ciencias Sociales Convergencia.

2014. Áreas de Desarrollo Indígena: Estudio de caso del ADI Puel Nahuelbuta como estrategia de las políticas públicas en el mundo Mapuche. With Gabriela Rubilar. In Revista Universum.

Course taught (Chile): Research Methods in Social Sciences and Sociological Theory





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Critical Issues in Democratic Governance: Spring 2019 CIPR Series

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Latin America faces major threats to democratic governance, but there are also new opportunities for grassroots mobilization and social policy expansion. In Critical Issues in Democratic Governance the Stone Center for Latin American Studies and the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research will host speakers to discuss emerging issues that have surfaced in democratic governance in the region. In Brazil, the AIDS movement constructed a powerful new advocacy coalition, with coordination between bureaucrats and activities. In Argentina and Brazil, there are sharp contrasts in the social welfare policies that governors and mayors have implemented, with profound consequences for livelihood of the poor and marginalized. Finally, the outbreak of violence across Latin America, under democratic regimes raises questions about how criminal organizations compete for influence over transnational illicit networks and infiltrate the state.

Spring 2019 Schedule

February 8, 2019
State-Sponsored Activism: Bureaucrats and Social Movements in Democratic Brazil
Jessica Rich, Marquette University

February 22, 2019
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Greenleaf Conference Room in Jones 100A
Uneven Social Policies: The Politics of Subnational Variation in Latin America
Sara Niedzwiecki, University of California, Santa Cruz

April 5, 2019
Homicidal Ecologies: Illicit Economies and Complicit States in Latin America
Deborah Yashar, Princeton University

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