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Tulane University

Jessica J. Price

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, “We 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

  • “Keystone Organizations Versus Clientelism: Understanding Protest Frequency
    in Indigenous Southern Mexico.” Accepted at Comparative Politics.

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







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Upcoming Events

Latin American Graduate Oraganization (LAGO) 2018 Conference: Call for Proposals

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The Latin American Graduate Organization will be hosting its 2018 Latin American Studies Conference titled Thinking of the Future: Expanding the possible in the Americas (Pensando en el porvenir: Expandiendo lo posible en las Américas) February 23 – 25, 2018, at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This year, the conference topic is meant to challenge academics and activists to move beyond critiques and recommendations of how to address modern days issues, and instead articulate a vision of and for the future.

The LAGO Conference welcomes all disciplines and all approaches, as long as the project attempts to grapple with the idea of building something better. This is a Latin American Studies Conference, but creative writers, journalists, artists, performers, organizers, lawyers and healthcare providers as well as graduate students and other academics are welcome. Proposals are accepted in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and English.

Deadlines: Abstracts of papers and projects are due November 25, 2017. Abstracts of papers or project descriptions must not exceed 300 words.

Please contact with questions. For more information, visit the official conference website.