Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jessica Rich

CIPR Post-doctoral Fellow

Jessica Rich completed her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, in June 2012. Her dissertation, “State-Driven Activism: Interest Mobilization in Brazil’s AIDS Policy Sector”, analyzes a new form of political mobilization in Latin America—in which social movements make aggressive policy demands on the state, even while relying on the state for financial support. Parts of her dissertation will be published in Latin American Politics and Society and in Publius: The Journal of Federalism. While at CIPR, Jessica plans to turn her dissertation into a book manuscript and to begin research on innovative strategies for state development in Latin America. Before attending Berkeley, Jessica was a program coordinator at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and received a B.A. in International Relations from Carleton College.

Jessica Rich Curriculum Vitae