Grad Students

L. Manuel Olguin

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I study the strategic use of interaction media to affect communication and moral reasoning.

My doctoral research examines the efforts of state agents and investigative reporters to respectively hide and expose grand corruption in Peru. 

Check out my personal website for a fuller and up-to-date account of my work! 

Fields of Study

Conversation Analysis, Economic Sociology, Linguistic Anthropology. 


Language and social interaction. Exposure, leaks, and transparency in press and state organizations.  Spanish conversation, indirect speech, and rhetoric. 

Grants and Awards

  • Field Research Grant (LAI - Tinker Foundation, 2019)
  • Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (UCLA, 2017)
  • 2016/17 Graduate Division Academic Year Fellowship (UCLA, 2016)
  • PAIP Programa de Apoyo a la Investigación en Posgrado - Grant (PUCP, 2012)
  • BEA Beca a la Excelencia Académica - Scholarship (PUCP, 2010)


  • With Chase Raymond, (in preparation) Análisis de la Conversación, Routledge - Taylor and Francis)


  • M.A. in Sociology, University of California - Los Angeles (2018)
  • M.A. in Linguistics, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2013)
  • B.A. in Humanities - Linguistics Major, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2011)