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Vanessa Freije

Vanessa Freije

PhD Duke University

Dissertation: "Journalists, Scandal, and the Unraveling of One-Party Rule in Mexico, 1960-1988"

Vanessa Freije's dissertation analyzed the historical conditions that led to the end of one-party rule in Mexico after 70 years. In Mexico a culture of political scandals—and the work of journalists to uncover them—helped sharpen internal party divisions and galvanize organized opposition to PRI, the ruling party. At Dartmouth, Freije will continue her research into the unexpected relationship between free speech and democracy through interdisciplinary scholarship spanning anthropology, history, and communications.

Last Updated: 9/13/16