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Ulices Piña

Ph.D. candidate in history, UC San Diego

Residency:September 2016 – May 2017
Past Residency:
September 2015 – May 2016

Research Project:< Rebellious Citizens: National Reforms and the Practice of Local Governance in Jalisco, México, 1914-1940

Research Interests:modern Mexico, particularly Western-Central; political culture; citizenship; state formation; and social and cultural history of Latin America


Ulices Piña is a Ph.D. candidate in history at UC San Diego. He is finishing his dissertation, which explores three major rebellions that shook the established social order in the Mexican state of Jalisco in the decades following the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920.

Piña received a B.A. in history and Spanish and a M.A. in history from UC Riverside. His research has been supported by a Fulbright-García Robles Research Grant and a UC-MEXUS Dissertation Grant, among other awards. Piña has presented his work at the Conference on Latin American History, the Latin American Studies Association and at various symposia in both Mexico and the U.S. Forthcoming is his academic journal article “Los Diferentes Caminos a la Rebelión. Reforma Nacional y la Segunda Cristiada en Jalisco, 1934-1939” in Letras Históricas (Universidad de Guadalajara).