Date of Award

Spring 2022

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Political Science

First Advisor

Belén Fernández Milmanda


First elected to the presidency in 1946, Juan Domingo Perón has remained one of the most seminal – yet controversial – figures in the history of Latin America. His rise to power brought about not just a new era in Argentine political history, but also resulted in the emergence of one of the longest lasting political movements in the world: Peronismo, or Peronism. Since its inception, it has been the salient driving force within the realm of Argentine politics for the better part of seven decades; indeed, since 1946, the Peronists have won 10 of the 13 presidential elections in which they have been allowed to run.

Much like Peronism’s influence on Argentina, COVID-19 has continued to shape and define the world since its initial global proliferation. This thesis seeks to understand the impact of Peronism – and the Peronist coalition – on the policy choices made by the Argentine government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Senior thesis completed at Trinity College, Hartford CT for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.