CIPR | Center For Inter-American Policy & Research

Tulane University

David Ortiz

Non-Resident Research Fellow


  • B.S., Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, International Affairs, 1996
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, International Peace Studies, 1999
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, Sociology, 2002
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Sociology, 2008

Academic Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2008-

Research & Teaching Specializations: Political Sociology, Social Movements

Related Experience

  • Associate Research Fellow, Center for Inter-American Policy & Research, Tulane University, 2012-
  • Faculty Fellow, Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Undergraduate Advisor, Sociology Department, Tulane University, 2008-
  • Referee for ASR, Mobilization, Sociological Voices, and Research in Social Movements, Conflict, and Change
  • INTUNE Project Pre-doctoral Appointment, Center for the Study of Political Change, Universita di Siena, 2006-2007
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Notre Dame Congregational Survey, Center for the Study of American Religion, University of Notre Dame, 2006
  • International Electoral Observer of the Venezuelan reparos process with the Carter Center and the OAS in the Tachira region, 2004


  • Outstanding Faculty Member Service Award “for excellence in teaching and selflessly promoting the interests and careers of Latin American Studies Graduate Students” awarded by the Latin American Graduate Organization, 2010-2011
  • COR Research Grant, “Art of Resistance: The Relationship between Artistic Expressions and Social Resistance to Political Violence in Latin America,” 2009
  • John J. Kane Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2005-2006
  • Helen Kellogg Institute Dissertation Year Fellowship Award, Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame, 2004-2005
  • Jeannine Becker Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, Department of Sociology, University of Notre Dame, 2004
  • First Prize Winner, Graduate Student Paper Competition, Midwest Sociological Society, 2003

Languages: Spanish; Portuguese; Italian; French

Selected Publications

  • Forthcoming. “‘Katrina Bloggers Activate!’ The Long-Term, Digitally Mediated Processes of Civic Participation.” With Stephan Ostertag. Sociological Inquiry.
  • 2013. “Participation in IMF-sponsored Economic Programs and Collective Action in Latin America, 1980-2007.” With Sergio Béjar. Conflict Management and Peace Science 30(5):492-515.
  • 2013. “Rocks, Bottles and Weak Autocracies: The Role of Political Regime Settings on Contention-Repression Interactions.” Mobilization 18(3):289-312.
  • 2007. “Confronting Oppression with Violence: Inequality, Military Infrastructure and Dissident Repression.” Mobilization. 12 (3): 219-238.
  • 2005. “Where Do We Stand with Newspaper Data?” With Daniel J. Myers, et al. Mobilization. 10 (3): 397-419.
  • 1998. Los Chicanos y la relación México-Estados Unidos: Del racismo binacional al enriquecimiento bilateral. México City, MX: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Press.
  • 1996. Organismos Internacionales vinculados al área laboral. México City, MX: Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social (Edición Interna).
  • 1996. “Límites y alcances del Neoliberalismo como paradigma actual.” With Rocío Campos. Relaciones Internacionales. 69: 33-44.