Fernando I Leiva

TitleAssociate Professor
DivisionSocial Sciences Division
DepartmentLatin American & Latino Studies
AffiliationsChicano Latino Research Center,
Oakes College
Web Site My website on Academia.edu
OfficeMerrill Academic, room 30
Office HoursSpring 2017: Wed 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.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 The Left Hand of Capital: The Center-Left, Governabililty and Social Movements in Chile. 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 paired sites, -- Chile and Ecuador in South 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.

Courses Taught

LALS 200-A Power and Society
LALS 245 Epistemologies of the South
LALS 158 Latin American Political Economy
LALS1 Intro to Latin American and Latino Studies