Tulane Sociology

David G. Ortiz   (Vitae)

Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame)

220B Newcomb Hall
Phone: (504)862-3019
Fax: (504)865-5544

Research Interests

Social Movements and Collective Behavior, Collective Action, State Repression,Time-Diffusion of Social Processes, Political Sociology, Latin America, Quantitative Research Methodologies.

Current Research Projects

Ortiz, David G. “Explorations of Time, Regime, and Repression Effects on Contention Dynamics.” 


Ortiz, David G. “Violence Begets More Violence? The Role of Different Types of Repression in State - Dissident Exchanges.”


Ortiz, David G. “Explorations of Time, Regime, and Repression Effects on Collective Action in Latin American Countries” 


Ortiz, David G. “Art of Resistance: The Relationship between Artistic Expressions and Social Resistance to Political Violence in Latin America.”


Selected Publications

Ortiz, David G., 2007. "Confronting Oppression with Violence: Inequality, Military Infrastructure and Dissident Repression" Mobilization 12(3).

Ortiz, David G., Daniel J. Myers, N. Eugene Walls, and Maria-Elena D. Diaz. 2005. "Where Do We Stand with Newspaper Data?" Mobilization 10(3).


Courses Taught

Social Problems (SOCI 1090)
Social Movements in Latin America (SOCI 6930)
Political Sociology of Latin America (SOCI 6940)
Maintaining Culture Through Food: The Latin American Immigrant Experience in New Orleans (TIDE 1260)
Dr. David G. Ortiz 

Tulane University, Department of Sociology, 220 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5820