Rodolfo Disi Pavlic is a PhD candidate in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation focuses on the ways higher education policy and linkages between student organizations and political parties, are associated to college student protests in Latin America. The project makes use of an original dataset of student protest events in the region, as well as extensive fieldwork in Peru and Chile. He has received support from organizations such as Conicyt Chile, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Centre for Social Conflict and Cohesion Studies (COES, Chile), and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies. He is currently an instructor in the Institute of Political Science at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.