Student Profiles

Maria Akchurin Maria Akchurin

PhD Candidate, Sociology
MA, Sociology, University of Chicago

BA, International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Email: mma@uchicago.edu
Curriculum Vita: CV

My dissertation research compares trajectories of water privatization in
Argentina and Chile from the 1980s to the present. I am interested in why
substantial efforts to marketize water were widely rejected in some settings,
whereas in others, the provision of water was restructured and water became re-
imagined as a privately managed economic good. I am studying these processes
as a way to investigate policy implementation and failure, as well as to better
understand state-society interaction in the context of the rise and erosion of the
neoliberal paradigm in the region.

Research Interests

Political Sociology, Organizational Sociology, Economic Sociology, Comparative Historical Sociology