Tomás Gold




Cultural Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Movements, Social Networks, Sociology of Development, Theory


I am a sociologist interested in examining the strategic and improvisational action of political parties, social movements, and civil society organizations from a cultural and historical perspective.

I have conducted several research projects on right-wing politics in Latin America, drawing comparisons with political processes across Europe, Southeast Asia and North America. My dissertation focuses on the main causes behind the transnational expansion and uneven success of free-market think tank networks in the region.

I am currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Notre Dame, where I received scholarships from the Fulbright Program, the Social Science Research Council, and the Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Previously, I completed my BA and MA in Political Science in Buenos Aires, Argentina - my home country.

My research has been published or is forthcoming at the American Journal of Sociology, Sociological Theory, Social Movement Studies, Information, Communication & Society, and Latin American Politics & Society, among other outlets. I have received the best student paper award from the Culture section, American Sociological Association (ASA).