Kellogg PhD Fellow Jorge Ivan Puma Crespo has published two articles, and received research awards from his department and the Hoover Institution archives.
He received the 2019 John Highbarger Graduate Research Award for the project, "A Transnational History of Revolutionary Convergence: Revolutionary Catholicism and Global Maoism" by the Department of History of the University of Notre Dame. During one week of research in the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina, between October 21 and October 28, 2019, he spent the week working on the Collection José María "Pichi" Meisegeier-Carlos Mugica and exploring the transnational history of Liberation Theology and social activism among Catholic priests during the 1970s.
He also received the 2019-2020 Silas Palmer Research Fellowship from Hoover Institution-Stanford University, Stanford California, Hoover Institution Library & Archives. This is a research award for consulting with the Hoover institution Mexican Archives. He will conduct archival research next August 2020 and study the impact of the Chinese revolution in 1960s, Mexico.
His recent publications include:
"De aquel amor y música ligera: The impact of the Chinese Revolution at the fiftieth anniversary of the proclamation of the People’s Republic of China." Memoria: Revista de Crítica Militante, 4(272), 67-68. Summary: Jorge Puma explores the legacy and impact of the Chinese Revolution fifty years after the proclamation of the People's Republic of China. He reminds us of the role that Mao's China had in the global sixties moment of student protest and the ways that legacy has overlapped with the emergence of China as a superpower in the 21st century.
"De la tolerancia al rechazo total: la disidencia magisterial en Oaxaca y la aplicación de pruebas estándarizadas, 2008-2013." NORRAG Número Especial: Monitoreo global del desarrollo educativo nacional: ¿coercitivo o constructivo?(03), 92-94. Retrieved from https://resources.norrag.org/resource/view/544/283. Summary: Jorge Puma offers a quick overview of the reasons behind the resistance of a local teacher's union in southern Mexico against standardized tests. He shows that the teacher's political capital and state weakness combined to stop reform proposal espoused by Mexico's federal government in 2013. Oaxaca's remains a cautionary tale to any overconfident reformer.