Julián Cervera Leonetti

From Mexico City, Julián received his B.A. degree in social anthropology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Through ethnographic fieldwork, he has studied the social struggle of Indigenous P’urhépecha communities in Michoacán, Mexico, with a focus on their political and administrative innovations in the exercise of their constitutional right to self-determination through assembly-based public management. He has a keen interest in the application of big data analysis and mixed methods research to public policy design and implementation. To pursue his master’s degree in development practice at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, he has received grants from the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change and the Fulbright-García Robles program.