Eugenio Paradiso entered the PhD program in Anthropology in fall 2011. His research examines the interplay between Argentine football and politics by looking at the mechanisms through which patron-client relationships in football are established and maintained. Drawing on the subfields of political anthropology and the anthropology of sport, he considers the degree to which violence, political corruption, and patronage politics in football reflect a broader set of issues in Argentine society. His study seeks to understand the ties between sport and politics by providing an analysis of the social and cultural conditions that make Argentine football an arena where political and economic interests collide. Senior supervisor: Noel Dyck; committee member: Ann Travers.