Tania Islas Weinstein is a PhD candidate in the department with a focus on comparative politics and political theory, and a regional specialization in Latin American. Her research is concerned with the congruity and tensions between art and politics, and particularly with matters related to cultural policy, aesthetic and democratic theory, nationalism, and neoliberalism. Before coming to Chicago, she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico City.