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Tulane University

Andrés Roldán Tonioni

Visiting Research Scholar

Andrés Roldán is a PhD student at the University of Chile and a visiting at the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research. Here he will be preparing his doctoral dissertation with the support of Dr. Eduardo Silva. He studies social movements and citizen participation. His PhD research focuses on changes in Chilean students’ social movements from 2013 to 2017, the intensity of protests and the relationships between student organizing and political actors.
André has a PhD student fellowship at the Chilean government’s Comisión Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICYT).

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B.A. Universidad de la Frontera, Chile, Sociology, 2005

M.A. Universidad de Chile, Chile, Comunitarian Psicology, 2009

PhD student, Universidad de Chile, Social Sciences. 2018

Research and Teaching Specialization: Political sociology, Political Theory, Civil Society and Citizenship and Social Movements.

Recent Publications

2018. “La sociedad civil en América Latina: Una conversación con el profesor Alberto J. Olvera. In Revista Hombre, Cultura y Sociedad CUHSO.

2017. Sociedad, epistemología y metodología en Boaventura de Soussa Santos. With Helder Binimelis. In Revista de Ciencias Sociales Convergencia.

2014. Áreas de Desarrollo Indígena: Estudio de caso del ADI Puel Nahuelbuta como estrategia de las políticas públicas en el mundo Mapuche. With Gabriela Rubilar. In Revista Universum.

Course taught (Chile): Research Methods in Social Sciences and Sociological Theory





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Stone Center for Latin American Studies to host 11th annual Workshop on Field Research Methods

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Join us at the Stone Center for Latin American Studies for the 11th Annual Weekend Workshop on Field Research Methods on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The deadline to apply for the workshop is January 15, 2019.

How will you get the data you need for your thesis or dissertation? Do you envision immersing yourself for months in the local culture, or tromping the hills and farms seeking respondents? Sorting through dusty archives? Observing musicians at work in the plaza? Downloading and crunching numbers on a computer? For any of these approaches: How might you get there, from here?

This workshop aims to help you approach your data collection and analysis for your thesis or dissertation topic, and to adapt and refine your topic to be more feasible. You will take your research project ideas to the next stop—whatever that may be, include raising travel grants. Learn to:

  • Plan more efficiently, feasible, and rewarding fieldwork
  • Prepare more compelling and persuasive grant proposals
  • Navigate choices of research methods and course offerings on campus
  • Become a better research and fieldwork team-member

This is an engaged, hands-on, informal workshop. Everyone shares ideas and participates. We will explore and compare research approaches, share experiences and brainstorm alternatives. You will be encouraged to think differently about your topic, questions, and study sites as well as language preparation, budgets, and logistics. The participatory format is intended to spark constructive new thinking, strategies, and student networks to continue learning about (and conducting) field research.

Who is leading this?
Laura Murphy, PhD, faculty in Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, and affiliate faculty to the Stone Center for Latin American Studies.

Who is this for?
This workshop is targeted to Stone Center graduate students as well as graduate students from other programs (GOHB, CCC, humanities, sciences, and others) if space is available. The workshop will be particularly helpful for those who envision research with human subjects.

Sign up
Sign up as soon as you can! Apply by January 15, 2019, at the latest to confirm your stop. Send an email with the following details:

  • Your name
  • Department and Degree program
  • Year at Tulane
  • Prior experience in research, especially field research
  • Academic training in research design and methods
  • Include a 1-paragraphy statement of your current research interests and immediate plans/needs (i.e. organize summer field research)

Light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Not for credit.

For more information and/or to apply: Contact Laura Murphy or Jimmy Huck.