Robert Franco

Robert is a first year PhD student in the department of History specializing in Modern Latin America. His research focuses on social and political movements in the Andes during the twentieth century, particularly on the use of feminism, liberalism, essentialist strategies, and revolution in order to enact reform. He also explores the impact of race, gender, and class on forms of citizenship and levels of political participation, the history of gender-based legislation, and the transnational dialogue between women in Ecuador and Colombia.