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Regnar Alabæk Kristensen Regnar Alabæk K... Regnar Kristensen is external lecturer at the Institute for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at Copenhagen University. Since 2002 he has conducted prolonged ethnographic fieldworks inside the cult to La Santa Muerte in Mexico City. He obtained a Ph.D. in anthropology at Copenhagen University in 2011 for his research on saints and security in Mexico City. It was funded by the Faculty of Social Science, Copenhagen University. His following postdoc project on poverty, crime and family dynamics in Mexico City was funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research. He has published on La Santa Muerte in Ethnos (2014) and Journal of Latin American Studies (2015), among others. This article draws mainly from the article La Santa Muerte in Mexico City: The Cult and its Ambiguities, published in 2015 in Journal of Latin American Studies.
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Rene Jose Silva Rene J. Silva René J. Silva is a PhD candidate in the Atlantic History program at Florida International University in Miami. His dissertation focuses on the reintegration of the Loyalists in the United States after the American Revolution, specifically in southeastern Pennsylvania. Other areas of scholarly interest include questions of comparative fidelity in British and Spanish America in the era of independence; issues of loyalty, race, trade, and political transition in East Florida during the Second Spanish Period (1784-1821); and Cuban society in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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roberto gargarella rgargarella Sociólogo, abogado y Doctor en Derecho por la Universidad de Buenos Aires, L.L.M. por la University of Chicago Law School, Master en Ciencia Política por la FLACSO, J.S.D. por la University of Chicago, y Post-Doctorado en la Balliol Collage, Oxford. Es profesor ordinario de la Escuela de Derecho de la UTDT, y profesor asociado de la Facultad de Derecho de la UBA. Entre sus publicaciones más recientes se encuentran: The Legal Foundations of Inequality (Cambridge University Press, 2009), The Accountability and Democratic Judiciaries in Latin America, Africa, and East Europe (en co-autoría con S. Gloppen et al, Palgrave, 2009). Webpage:
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Richard Hill Richard Hill
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Rodrigo M. Medel Rodrigo M. Medel Rodrigo M. Medel is a PhD Student of Political Science at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a researcher at the Observatory of Labor Strikes at COES (Center for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies, Chile). His research focuses on labor movements, student movements, labor strikes, political sociology and educational policies. His work has appeared in journals such as Politica y Gobierno, Psicoperspectivas, Calidad de la Educación, among others. E-mail:
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Rodrigo Nunes rodrigon Rodrigo M. Nunes is an associate professor of political science and global studies at St. Edward's University in Austin, TX. He has published on judicial reform and judicial activism in Latin America, and is currently researching the political determinants of criminal justice reforms in Brazil.
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Rodrigo Zarazaga RodrigoZarazaga Director of CIAS and Senior Researcher. Jesuit Priest, BA in Philosophy and Theology, Doctor in Political Science from UC Berkeley and Post Doc at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on problems of redistribution, cronyism and electoral politics. To clarify these issues, he has developed formal models (Game Theory) that capture the strategic interaction between political actors. He is the author of the book “The poverty of a rich country” and of articles published in Stromata.
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Vinicius Rodrigues Vieira rodriguesvieira Vinícius Rodrigues Vieira is a Lecturer in International Relations at the School of Social Sciences of Getulio Vargas Foundation (CPDOC-FGV) and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of International Relations of the University of São Paulo (IRI-USP), Brazil. He holds a doctorate in International Relations from Nuffield College, University of Oxford (2014), and a M.A. in Latin American studies from the University of California, Berkeley (2010). Webpage:
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Rosa De Ferrari Rosa.De.Ferrari Rosa De Ferrari is a second year dual degree student, pursuing her Masters in International Development and Public Health. She has spent significant time in Latin America working and conducting research. Her focus is on violence again women and girls and maternal health.
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Robert Kneip rtk13 Rob Kneip is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Finance and Economics. This article was written as part of the course “Latin American Economic Development,” a writing seminar offered by Professor Marla Ripoll in the Department of Economics.