CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

Meet our new CIPR Post-Doc fellow, Santiago Anria

June 11th, 2015

Santiago received his PhD in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the spring of 2015.

His current research focuses on social movements and political parties. His dissertation, “Social Movements, Parties, and the Left in Latin America: The Bolivian MAS (Movement Toward Socialism) in Comparative Perspective,” examines the dynamic relationships between grassroots movements and the governing MAS. This study is based on twelve months of fieldwork in Bolivia.

Santiago’s research on Bolivia is part of a broader agenda that looks at sources of variation within and between parties to strengthen the field’s understanding of the divergent patterns of articulation between social bases and political parties and other modes of representation. This agenda includes Latin American cases, such as Brazil’s Workers’ Party (PT) and Uruguay’s Broad Front (FA), and cases outside of the region, such as South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC).

While at CIPR, he plans to continue his research on the ways in which political parties intersect with civil society and with the state. He will also prepare a book manuscript based on his dissertation.

For more information, visit his website.