Fernando I Leiva

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentLatin American & Latino Studies
AffiliationsChicano Latino Research Center
Web Site My website on Academia.edu
Latin American Conglomerates and Financialization (in Spanish)
OfficeMerrill Academic, room 30
Office HoursWinter 2017: Friday 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M
Campus Mail StopMerrill Faculty Services
Mail1156 High St.
Santa Cruz, CA
Fernando I Leiva

Research Interests

Currently, I am working on two projects. The first is a book manuscript Governability, Social Movements and Hegemony: Nueva Mayoria and the Renewal of Chile’s Neoliberal Order. The second aims to launch a long-term comparative research initiative titled “Flexible Accumulation and the Production of Social Cohesion in the Americas: Applying a Critical Cultural Political Economy Approach.” On the basis of three paired sites, -- Chile and Ecuador in South America, Costa Rica and Nicaragua in Central America, and California’s Silicon and Salinas Valleys in North America— I explore how more self-reflexive articulations of state, civil society, and corporate capital attempt to manage conflicts, contradictions and diverse hierarchies.

Biography, Education and Training

I am a transnational Chilean.
PhD in Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
MA in Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
BA in Economics, American University (Washington D.C).

Teaching Interests

Latin American political economy, Critical cultural political economy.