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Diego studied International Studies and Political Science (El Colegio de México) and graduated from an MSc in Development Studies (SOAS). At that time, his research explored the contemporary transformations of agrarian structures –mostly in Mexico– and political organisation amongst rural subaltern classes.

Before starting his PhD at King’s in October 2019 he worked for four years in international development with an international NGO, covering areas of nutrition and programme evaluation.

Doctoral research

Diego's doctoral research concentrates on wage labour in branches of Mexican agriculture deeply linked into Global Value Chains. He's paying specific attention to the impact on labour organisation of recent transformations in the fast-growing sector of fresh fruit and vegetable production.

His research draws from the recent story of labour movements and its links to agrarian political economy.

PhD supervisors

  • Lucia Pradella (main supervisor)
  • Thomas Purcell (second supervisor)

Research interests

  • Agrarian political economy
  • Rural social movements
  • Agrarian Labour
  • Social reproduction