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Reynaldo Rojo Mendoza

  • Ph.D. Student
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • 1PublicationsNumber of items in Reynaldo's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 10Followers

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Latin AmericaMethodologyPolitical behavior


I am a PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. My fields of study are comparative politics and mass political behavior, and I specialize in political psychology and armed violence. My dissertation looks at information processing and individual decision making in violent environments. Focusing on the case of Mexico, I examine how the recent escalation of criminal violence and rising insecurity in some regions of the country impacts perceived risks of victimization and political behavior at the national and local levels. In particular, I explore whether and why direct and indirect exposure to violent crime influences citizens' beliefs, political attitudes, potential for civic engagement, and "fight or flight" responses to perceived threats. This project is funded by the Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council and the Deitrich School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.


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  • Civic Education and Democratic Backsliding in the Wake of Kenya’s Post-2007 Election Violence

    • Finkel S
    • Horowitz J
    • Rojo-Mendoza R
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Professional experience

Ph.D. Student

University of Pittsburgh

August 2008 - Present


Ph.D. in Progress

University of Pittsburgh

August 2008 - Present


San Diego State University

January 2006 - May 2008(2 years)


Universidad Anáhuac del Norte

August 1997 - December 2002(5 years)