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Almeida Partners with Central American Universities and Colleagues to Publish Research on Social Movements and Campaigning for Progressive Parties

June 29, 2021

Professor Almeida recently co-authored an article in the journal Social Problems with colleagues from Honduras, Costa Rica, and El Salvador (Professors Eugenio Sosa, Allen Cordero Ulate, and Ricardo Argueta). The study found that those individuals participating in past social movement type activities were more likely to volunteer and campaign for progressive political parties. The research employed an innovative methodological design by surveying nearly 1500 May Day participants in the three countries during the marches. Teams of 35-40 sociology undergraduate students at the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH), the University of Costa Rica (UCR), and the University of El Salvador (UES), implemented the surveys after multiple training workshops (see attached photos of trainings, research teams, and the marches). The coordination of the project was a major undertaking with research teams simultaneously implementing the surveys in the Central American capital cities of Tegucigalpa, San José, and El Salvador in the morning hours of May 1, 2014. 

Left to Right: Students in March Costa Rica, Research Team Costa Rica, May Day Crowd Honduras (top), Honduras Feminist Movement (bottom), Survey Training Honduras, Research Team Honduras (bottom), Research Team El Salvador (top), and Survey Training El Salvador