Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Introducing the 2012-2013 CIPR Post-doctoral Fellows

May 23rd, 2012

The Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR) is proud to introduce its new Post Doctoral Fellows for 2012-2013: Federico Rossi, Matthew Johnson and Jessica Rich.

Federico Rossi completed his PhD in Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute, Italy in 2011. His dissertation is titled The Quest for Re-Incorporation in Post-Corporatist Politics: The Path of the Unemployed Workers Movement in Argentina. He plans to continue his research analyzing and conceptualizing popular sector struggles for inclusion in the Latin American political arena. In particular, he will extend his research of the Piqueteros in Argentina with an analysis of the Brazilian land reform/tenure movement (MST).

Matthew Johnson completed his PhD in Government at the University of Texas-Austin with a concentration in comparative politics and a regional specialization in Latin America. His dissertation, titled The Political Logic of Renter’s Insurance: The Resource Curse, Institutions, and the Foundations of Institutional Strength in Mexico, Venezuela and Chile, examines the resource curse and how institutions can ameliorate it through the use of Non-renewable Resource Stabilization Funds. He plans to continue and broaden his research on the subject, and transforming his dissertation into a book.

Jessica Rich completed her PhD in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research centers on interest mobilization, social policy development and intergovernmental relations in Latin America. Her dissertation, State-Driven Activism: Interest Mobilization in Brazil’s AIDS Policy Sector, analyzes activist social movements that are enabled and sustained by their connection with the state. She has already published articles on the subject and intends to publish her dissertation as a book. While at Tulane she will also be teaching comparative politics for the political science department.