Troy Andreas Araiza Kokinis is PhD student in Latin American History at the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation project, titled “Anarchism and Armed Struggle in Midcentury Río de la Plata,” investigates the role of anarchist organizations during Dirty War-era Argentina and Uruguay. He specifically focuses on the relationship between anarchist groups and populist political movements, such as Argentina's Peronismo and Uruguay's Frente Amplio.He remains firmly linked to the areas where he grew up, the Pomona and San Gabriel Valleys of Los Angeles County. He recently contributed an article about suburban micro-punk communities to the South El Monte Art Posse “East of East” research project, which will be published on KCET Departures in Spring 2015. Other interests include: Racial formation and transatlantic Hispanic fascism, Spanish and Italian anarchisms, and Chicano art.