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Javier Tello Díaz

Journalist and Political Analyst, Televisa

Residency: July 2021 – December 2021

Research Project: Fuera mascaras: An Ideological Portrait of Lopezobradorismo

Research Interests: Mexican politics, Mexican political history, Mexican intellectual history and political philosophy and theory


Javier Tello Díaz is a Mexican political analyst and journalist. He studied philosophy, politics and economics at Balliol College, Oxford University, and he has an M.Phil in political science from Columbia University. He worked as a civil servant first at the Office of the President and then at the Foreign Office. He was also a management consultant with McKinsey & Company for several years. Since 2010, he has been part of Es la hora de opinar, a nightly current affairs show on Mexican television, which specializes in political analysis and robust cross-examination of senior politicians and public figures. He also appears regularly on Despierta and En punto, Televisa’s two main news shows hosted by Danielle Dithurbide and Denise Maerker, respectively. 

Tello Diaz is particularly interested in using the tools of political philosophy and theory to understand and interpret current public debates in Mexico regarding democracy, liberalism and conservatism, as well as the part played by “Lopezobradorismo”. He is also concerned with how these local debates fit in within a broader Western context. He frequently writes for Nexos, a well-known Mexican literary, cultural and political magazine, and since the 1990s, has taught intermittently as an adjunct professor at both the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) and at the Instituto Tecnológico Autinome de México (ITAM).