Jorge Puma, a Kellogg Institute PhD Fellow, holds a master's in international history and bachelor's in political science and international relations from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), and a bachelor of law from Universidad Pontificia de México.

While pursuing a PhD in history at the University of Notre Dame, Jorge is supported by the Mexican Government’s Fulbright-García Robles grant. Jorge’s research interests lies in Mexican and Latin American history (1960s and 1970s) and leftwing politics.

Jorge was a debate instructor for CIDE's undergraduate students for eight years and has traveled around Latin America (Panamá, Nicaragua, Perú, Chile and Colombia) with them representing Mexico and CIDE in multiple competitions.

Jorge has published his work in peer-reviewed journals in Chile and United States. His latest work about Mexican Maoism will appear in the November issue of the journal Latin American Perspectives. Read an online version of the article at: https://doi.org/10.1177/0094582X17699902

Other Accomplishments & Recognitions

September 2018: Awarded the Phillip Gleason Prize by the History Department: “Small Groups Don’t Win Revolutions: Armed Struggle in the Memory of Maoist Militants of Política Popular,” published in Latin American Perspectives, by Jorge Puma Crespo.

The Phillip Gleason Prize is awarded semi-annually for the best published article by a graduate student in History.


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