Political and Criminal Violence, Drug Trade and Crime, Latin American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Economy of Development
Political and Criminal Violence; Latin American Politics; Comparative Politics; International Relations; Political Economy of Development.
Causes and consequences of violence, organized crime and criminality, dynamics of illicit markets, relation between state actors and illicit and non-state armed actors, democratization, law enforcement. I have also conducted research on the use of referenda in Latin America.
- Ph D: Political Science, (2013), Brown University - Providence, RI
- MA: Political Science, (2009), Brown University - Providence, RI
- MA: Latin American and Caribbean Studies, (2006), New York University - NY,NY
- BA: Political Science, (2000), National University of Colombia - Bogota, Colombia
Selected Awards and Honors
- Research Grant: Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation (2020) Project: Negotiating with Criminal Actors in Latin America
- Best Book Prize (2019) - Peter Katzenstein's Prize for Best First Book in International Relations, Comparative Politics, or Political Economy
- Best Book Prize (2018), Scholarship/Research - International Association for the Study of Organized Crime
- Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship. (2011), Scholarship/Research - Social Science Research Council , Open Society Foundation, Universidad de los Andes, IDRC
- Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar (2011) - United States Institute of Peace
- International Dissertation Research Fellowship IDRF (2010), Scholarship/Research - Social Science Research Council
- Colfuturo Scholarship (2004) - Colfuturo
- Fulbright Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the US_ Barsa Supplemental Award (2004) - Fulbright
- Duran-Martinez, A. and H. Soifer (2021). The Drug Trade and State Violence in Internal Conflicts: Evidence from Peru Latin American Politics and Society, forthcoming.
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2021). Cocaine Smuggling: Between Geopolitics and Domestic Power Struggles, in Gallien, Max and Weigand, Florian (Eds) Routledge Handbook of Smuggling.
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2021). From Acquiescence to Rebellion: South America and the Global Drug Control Regime, in Idler, A and Garzón, J.C, eds., Transforming the War on Drugs. (Changing Character of War Series, Oxford University) forthcoming
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2020) "Illicit Drugs and Organized Crime in Latin America: New Scholarship and the Future of Alternative Policies" in Bada, X. and Rivera Sanchez, L. eds. Oxford Handbook of Sociology in Latin America (Oxford University Press)
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2018). The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico. Oxford University Press
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2017). (Book Chapter) Silent Traffickers or Brutal Criminals: How State Power Shapes Criminal’s Incentives to Expose Violence. Oklahoma University Press
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2017). Drug Trafficking and Drug Policies in the Americas: Change, Continuity, and Challenges (59:2 pp. 145-153). Latin American Politics and Society
- Cruz, J.M., Duran-Martinez, A. (2016). Hiding violence to deal with the state: criminal pacts in El Salvador and Medellin. Journal of Peace Research,53(2) 197-210.
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2015). To Kill and Tell? State power, criminal competition, and drug violence. Journal of Conflict Resolution ,59(8) 1377-1403.
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2015). Drugs around the corner: Domestic drug markets and violence in Colombia and Mexico. Latin American Politics and Society,57(3) 122-146.
- Alanis, U., Duran-Martinez, A. (2014). Jóvenes en Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: entre la falta de oportunidades y el miedo a la violencia. El Colegio de Mexico
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2014). Jóvenes y violencia en Medellín: entre transformación urbana y violencia persistente. El Colegio de Mexico
- Andreas, P., Duran-Martinez, A. (2014). The International Politics of Drugs and Illicit Trade in the Americas (2013-05). Routledge
- Snyder, R., Duran-Martinez, A., Bautista, M.A., Sierra, J. (2013). Producing Knowledge in the Global South: The Political Economy of Social Science in Argentina, Colombia, and Peru. Watson Institute for International Studies Research Paper, (2013-06).
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2012). Presidents, Political Parties and Referenda in Latin America. Comparative Political Studies,45(9) 1159-1187.
- Duran-Martinez, A. (2010). ¿ Colombianización de México? Estableciendo términos apropiados de comparación. Perspectiva,24.
- Duran-Martinez, A., Snyder, R.O. (2009). Does illegality breed violence? Drug trafficking and state-sponsored protection rackets. Crime, Law and Social Change,52(3).
- Talk at conference - Illegal Rents, Armed Actors and Inequality, organized by the Research and Activism network for Coexistence, July 2021 - Venezuela
- Invited Guest at Northwestern University's Comparative Politics Workshop - Negotiating with criminal, non-rebel groups in Latin America, March 2021
- Panelist, Event - Dialogue, Mediation and Negotiation with Criminal Actors, ICIP Barcelona, April 2021
- Panelist, Event - The Impact of Covid-19 on Illicit Trade Networks, Council of the Americas / Americas Society, April 2021
- Talk - Covid Y Crimen: La Evolución del Crimen Organizado en Las Americas 2020, III Seminario Internacional del Observatorio Colombiano de Crimen Organizado del Rosario, November 2020
- Panelist - II Congreso de la Red Latinoamericana de Seguridad Incluyente y Sostenible, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, November 2020 - Colombia
- Panelist, E-Symposium - Colombia: Construcción de Paz y Gobernanza Local y Persistencia de la Violencia, November 2020 - Universidad del Rosario
- Talk - Crimen Organizado en América Latina, VII Congreso Internacional de Prevención Social de la Violencia y la Delincuencia, Secretaria de Seguridad Pública, November 2020 - Guanajuato, Mexico
- Commentator book launch - Violencia y paz en la Guerra contra las drogas. Ofensivas estatales y carteles en América Latina by Benjamin Lessing
- Panelist, Seminar - Masacres y Narcotráfico en Colombia, September 2020 - CESED, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
- Panelist, conference Workshop - Between War Making and Peace Building: Mexico's War on Drugs Revisited (2007-2020), August 2020 - Center of US-Mexican Studies, UC San Diego and George Washington University
- Guest speaker - Hablemos de Seguridad" con Lucía Dammert y Eduardo Vergara, Criminalidad Organizada y Covid-19 en América Latina, via zoom, July 2020
- Invited Guest at Boston University's Research in Comparative Politics Workshop - Negotiating with criminal, non-rebel groups in Latin America, March 2020
- Guest speaker, Wynia Fund lecture - Crime, Violence, and the State in Colombia and Mexico, February 2020
- Panelist - Global Insights: Colombia's Peace Process at the Crossroads, December 2019 - Baruch College
- Path dependent trajectories of criminal governance - Criminal Governance in the Americas, October 2018 - Chicago
- Las dimensiones políticas del narcotráfico en Colombia y Mexico - Coloquio Internacional de Violencia, October 2018 - Culiacán
- The Politics of Drug Violence, December 2017 - Lima, Peru
- “A Research Agenda on State, Crime, and Violence”, November 2017 - UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL TRES DE FEBRERO (Argentina)
- Unpacking the Criminal-Rebel Distinction: New Armed Structures and Paramilitary Demobilization in Colombia - APSA Conference, September 2017 - San Francisco
- Beyond a Criminal-Rebel Distinction: New Armed Structures and Paramilitary Demobilization in Colombia - MPSA Conference, April 2017 - Chicago
- The Politics of Drug Violence, April 2017 - Canisius College
- Drug Trafficking in Latin America and the Peace Process in Colombia, March 2017 - Brandeis University
- Opening the Black Box of the Upper Huallaga Valley: Drugs, Insurgency, and Violence in Peru 1980-2000 - APSA Conference, September 2016 - Washington D.C.
- Criminals. Cops and Politicians: Dynamics of Drug Violence in Colombia and Mexico, September 2015 - Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies
- Elections, State Coercive Capacity and Violence in Burma/Myanmar and Colombia - APSA Meeting, 2014 - Washington D.C.
- Drug Trafficking and the Peace Process in Colombia, 2014 - Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
- State power, criminal competition, and drug violence: a systematic comparison between Colombian and Mexican cities - LASA Meeting, 2013 - Washington, DC
- State power, criminal competition, and drug violence: a systematic comparison between Colombian and Mexican cities - MPSA Meeting, 2013 - Chicago, IL
- How Might a Peace Agenda Address the Nexus of Drug Trafficking and Violence? Evidence from Cali and MedellÍn - Pending Issues on the Colombian Peace Agenda Conference, 2013 - United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C.
- Violencia y narcotráfico en Cali y Ciudad Juárez - The Public/Citizen Insecurity in Latin America: A Regional approach Conference, 2013 - Itam, Mexico City
- Drugs, crime, and violence: Redefining the link and rethinking policy alternatives - Drug wars in the Americas: Looking back and thinking ahead Conference, 2012 - Brown University
- The Drug War in Mexico: Beyond money and munitions - EPIIC Symposium, 2012 - Tufts University
- State power, criminal competition and violence - NPSA Meeting, 2012 - Boston, MA
- Narcotráfico y violencia en Colombia y Mexico - Nuevas perspectivas sobre la violencia en Colombia Conference, 2012
- Coloquio Las violencias que afectan a los j„venes en Am_rica Latina - Presentations about youth and violence in Ciudad Juˆrez and MedellÍn, 2012
- Silent traffickers or brutal Criminals?: Drug violence in Colombian and Mexican cities - International Society for the Study of Drug Policy Annual Conference, 2011 - Utrecht, Netherlands
- Narcotics-associated violence in Mexican and Colombian cities: A comparison - Narcotic Wars At the Border Conference, 2011
- Drug violence in three Mexican cities - Violent cities in the Global South Conference, 2011 - Brown University
- Drugs, violence and state sponsored protection rackets in Mexico - Drug Trafficking-Related Violence in Mexico Conference, 2010
- Does illegality breed violence? Drug trafficking and State Sponsored Protection Rackets - Drug Trafficking, Violence and Instability in Mexico, Colombia and the Caribbean Conference, 2009 - University of Pittsburgh
- Partisan clues: the role of political parties in Latin American referenda - LASA Meeting, 2009 - Rio de Janeiro
- Partisan clues: the role of political parties in Latin American referenda - MPSA Meeting, 2009 - Chicago, IL
- The colombianization of Mexico: Setting appropriate terms of debate - Violence in Mexico: Beyond Sensationalism Conference, 2009 - Brown University
- The context matters: Recent experiences with referendums and democratic consolidation in Latin America - APSA Meeting, 2007 - Chicago, IL
- The impact of organized crime on democratic governance in Central America and the Caribbean - United Nations Secretariat Brainstorming Session, 2007 - New York, NY
- Do plebiscites foster democratic institutions and accountability - APSA Meeting, 2006 - Philadelphia, PA
- Do plebiscites foster democratic institutions and accountability - MPSA Meeting, 2006 - Chicago, IL