Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Jessica J. Price

Former CIPR Post-Doctoral Fellow

Jessica J. Price studies indigenous and minority politics in Latin America. Her research interests include: indigenous and ethnic politics; the politics of minority rights; clientelism and political mobilization; social movements; legal reform; and environmental politics. Price received her Ph.D. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. Her dissertation, ‘€œWe Will Not Be Quiet: Clientelism, Keystone Organizations, and the Dynamics of Protest in Indigenous Southern Mexico,‘€ analyzes the causes and results of public protest in the region. She is currently at work on a book manuscript that expands upon this research and draws on an original dataset of protest events she coded from local newspapers and on her fieldwork in Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Yucatan, Mexico.

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Contact Info

  • B.A., International Affairs, University of Georgia, 2007
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia, 2007
  • Ph.D., Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2015
Academic Experience
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Inter-American Policy and Research, Tulane University, 2016-Present
  • Assistant Instructor, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2013-2015
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-2013

Research & Teaching Specializations: Indigenous Politics; Mexican and Latin American Politics; Protest and Social Movements;
Clientelism; Legal Systems and Minority Rights; Human Rights; Environmental Politics

  • E.D. Farmer International Fellowship, Summer 2012
  • Macdonald Dissertation Fellowship, 2011-2012
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
Overseas Experience
  • Mexico
Selected Publications
  • ‘€œKeystone Organizations Versus Clientelism: Understanding Protest Frequency
    in Indigenous Southern Mexico.‘€ Accepted at Comparative Politics.

Latin American-Related Courses Taught in Last 2 years: POLC 2300: Introduction to Comparative Politics