Noe Pliego Campos
Previously, Noe earned a bachelor's degree in History and a master's degree in Latin American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. There he completed a master’s thesis titled “The 1986 World Cup and Political Legitimacy During Mexico's ‘Lost Decade’” where he explored the political implications of hosting an expensive mega-sports event during a debt-ridden decade.
At Notre Dame, Noe is studying post-1945 Mexico, with a strong interest in Mexico's neoliberal changes in 1980s Mexico. In particular, he studies the divergent expressions of youth in Mexico City with attention to university students, yuppies (young professionals), chavos banda, (a Mexico City subculture composed of marginalized poor), and queer youth. Noe is also pursuing minor degrees in Gender Studies and Screen Cultures.