Carlos Contreras is a doctoral student in Comparative Politics and Public Policy. His work focuses on gender politics in Latin America. Carlos studies state-sponsored institutions that shape gender relations in the public and private sphere. This includes looking at why and how different social groups resist or support certain initiatives. In addition, Carlos studies the effects of sexual harassment and assault in universities, as well as the effectiveness of official institutional responses. He received a B.A. in International Relations from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey at Mexico City (where he was also an athlete and captain of the university’s basketball team). He received his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of New Mexico, and has also lived and studied in Denmark, Greece and Canada.