PhD Candidate Profile

Saldias, Anibal

Email Address

nicolas.saldias@utoronto.ca

Website

www.nicolassaldias.com

Major

Comparative Politics

Supervisor(s)

Judith Teichman

Saldias, Anibal

Dissertation:

Reshaping the Political Arena: Organized Labour, Globalization, and Democratic Politics in Argentina and Uruguay in the 2000s

Biography

Anibal Nicolas Saldias is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Toronto with a disciplinary focus on Comparative Politics and International Development Studies. His research focuses on the political economy of income redistribution, with an emphasis on labour policy in Argentina and Uruguay. In particular, his dissertation focuses on the role played by labour unions in Argentina and Uruguay after the financial crisis of 2001, and the election of progressive governments in 2003-04. He recently completed fieldwork in Argentina and Uruguay, and is currently in the process of writing his dissertation.

He received his BA Hons. at York University in Global Political Studies (2008), and a MA at the University of Toronto in Political Theory (2009). He is President and Co-Founder of LAPSSA (Latin American Political Science Association) at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the LASA’s Labour Section, Graduate Student Council. In addition, he is a Graduate Affiliate at the University of Toronto’s Center for Critical Development Studies (CCDS). His research has received financial support from the Royal Bank of Canada Graduate Fellowship in Public and Economic Policy (2014) and the Noah Blackstein Graduate Fellowship in Political Economy (2015). He is also a researcher and English-language editor at ASL19, a civil rights organization focused on promoting Internet freedom in Iran and the Middle East. His work has been published by Vice’s Motherboard.

Research Interests

Comparative Politics, Labour Politics, Latin American Politics, Political Economy, Politics of Populism, Argentine Politics, Uruguayan Politics.

Previous Degrees

BA in Global Political Studies (York University), MA in Political Theory (University of Toronto)