Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Diana Soto

Student - Ph.D. Candidate

Diana Karina Soto was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but grew up in Michoacán and Ciudad Juárez where she received her BA in Economics from the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ). Later, she received an M.A. in Government from New Mexico State University (NMSU). In New Mexico, she worked with several human rights advocacy groups for immigrants. Soto has focused on contemporary Mexican politics and social mobilization in Latin America. She has presented her work in several conferences and conducted field research on social mobilization with grants funded by the Stone Center in Ciudad Juárez and in Mexico City during the period of drug-related violence and during the 2012 electoral period respectively.