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Jessica Price

Jessica Price, PhD

Assistant Professor

Political Science

Abbotsford campus, B376

Phone: 604.504.7441, local 4940

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Jessica J. Price is an Assistant Professor specializing in comparative and Latin America politics at the University of the Fraser Valley. Her research focuses on Indigenous peoples’ politics in Latin America, with an emphasis on mobilization in Mexico. Her teaching interests include comparative politics, Latin American politics, research methods, global Indigenous politics, the politics of multiculturalism, and ethnic politics and nationalism. 


Ph.D., Government, University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Political Science, University of Georgia

A.B., International Affairs, University of Georgia

Teaching Philosophy

Courses taught include:

POSC 230 Comparative Politics

POSC 300 Research Methods and Approaches in Political Science

POSC 301 The Canadian State and Indigenous Governance

POSC 322 Introduction to American Politics

LAS/SOC 200 Social Issues in Latin America 

Research Interests

Jessica J. Price’s research interests include Indigenous social mobilization and protest, the politics of Indigenous rights, land reform and Indigenous activism, Indigenous environmental politics, and gender and activism in Mexico and Latin America.

Her article, “Keystone Organizations Versus Clientelism: Understanding Protest Frequency in Indigenous Southern Mexico” appears in the April 2019 issue of Comparative Politics. 

Her book manuscript, We Will Not Be Quiet: Clientelism, Keystone Organizations, and the Dynamics of Protest in Indigenous Southern Mexico, analyzes why the residents of different counties of southern Mexico vary in their use of protest.

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