Political Trampolines: the Alianza de Camioneros and the Logic of PRI Corporatism in 20th-Century Mexico
Location: UC San Diego, Institute of the Americas Complex, Deutz Room
Open to: Public
Speaker: Michael Lettieri, USMEX Visiting Fellow
Discussant: Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Director of the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego
Michael Lettieri is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. He is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at the University of California, San Diego. He received a BA in History and Spanish from Bowdoin College. Prior to beginning his Ph.D., he worked as a Research Fellow at the council on Hemispheric Affairs in Washington, D.C. and maintains an active interest in contemporary Latin American politics. His research focuses on the informal mechanisms of PRI rule using a case study of the public transportation industry. Through this, he examines the central role intermediaries and mid-level political actors played in sustaining the soft-authoritarian system. He has received support for this project from a Fullbright-Hays grant, as well as several awards from UC San Diego research centers.
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