Tomás Gold

Tomás  Gold

Areas of Study

Political Sociology, Social Movements, Cultural Sociology, Transnational Sociology, Latin America


I am a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. I am also a PhD fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the recipient of a Fulbright Foreign Program PhD scholarship. Prior to joining Notre Dame, I studied both my MA and BS in Political Science in Argentina, and have been fellow at the Argentine National Council of Scientific and Technical Research and visiting fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada.

My main work has been focused on the dynamic interaction between social movements and political parties. I have studied their patterns of mutual influence in Argentina and Brazil, and I’m currently engaged in a project with Professor Ann Mische to study how parties and leaders reacted to -and took advantage of- anti-partisan protests in the last global wave of contention.

I have also been interested in how organizational forms and cultural traditions inform the ways in which people engage in contentious actions. I studied middle-class contentious repertoires in Argentina, and I’m currently involved in a comparative study of anti-corruption frames and narratives within contentious episodes in Latin America.