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Victor Tricot, PhD
Victor received his PhD in political science from the University of Salamanca in Spain, applying social movements theories to indigenous movements in Chile and Argentina. His academic interests range from social movements to political participation, formation of party systems, civil society and political representation, and cultural identity and social justice. Victor has lectured at international conferences and forums in Spain, Chile, and in the US and participated in academic projects, primarily those which engage with the emergence of the political power of indigenous movements. He also has a number of publications on indigenous movements and political participation.
Victor spent most of his childhood in Ireland where he was born. At the age of 10, his family moved to Chile where he attended school and later joined the journalism program at the University of Playa Ancha. It was during his undergraduate years when he became interested in social movements. After finishing his undergraduate studies in Chile, he traveled abroad and obtained a master’s degree in Latin American studies with a focus on politics and social movements at the University of Salamanca in Spain and later a PhD in political science. For almost the last ten years, Victor was the Academic Director of SIT’s program in Chile on cultural identity, social justice, and community development. He is excited to move back to Spain with his family.
His recent publications include “En busca de la representación política: el partidomapuche Wallmapuwen en Chile,” in Revista Estudios Sociológicos (2020), with co-author Germán Bidegain; “Algunas reflexiones preliminares sobre el colapso del vergel chileno,” IBEROAMERICANA (2020), and “Social Movements and political representation in Chile (1990-2013),” in Latin American Perspectives (2020), with co-author Adrián Albala.
- PhD, University of Salamanca
- MA, University of Salamanca