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Angelica Duran-Martinez

Duran-Martinez-Angelica
Angelica Duran-MartinezAssistant Professor

Research Interests

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.

Education

  • 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

Awards and Honors

  • Colfuturo Scholarship - Colfuturo
  • Fulbright Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the US_ Barsa Supplemental Award - Fulbright
  • Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar - United States Institute of Peace
  • Drugs, Security, and Democracy Fellowship. (2011), Scholarship/Research - Social Science Research Council , Open Society Foundation, Universidad de los Andes, IDRC
  • International Dissertation Research Fellowship IDRF (2010), Scholarship/Research - Social Science Research Council

Publications

  • Duran-Martinez, A. (2017) "Silent Traffickers or Brutal Criminals: How State Power Shapes Criminal’s Incentives to Expose Violence," Oklahoma University Press
  • Duran-Martinez, A. () "The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico," Oxford University Press
  • Duran-Martinez, A. (2017) "Drug Trafficking and Drug Policies in the Americas: Change, Continuity, and Challenges," Latin American Politics and Society 59:2 pp. 145-153
  • 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 pp. 197-210
  • Duran-Martinez, A. (2015) "To Kill and Tell? State power, criminal competition, and drug violence," Journal of Conflict Resolution 59:8 pp. 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 pp. 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," Routledge 2013-05
  • 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 pp. 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

Presentations

  • Drug Trafficking and the Peace Process in Colombia, 2014
  • 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
  • State power, criminal competition, and drug violence: a systematic comparison between Colombian and Mexican cities, 2013 - Chicago, IL
  • State power, criminal competition, and drug violence: a systematic comparison between Colombian and Mexican cities, 2013 - Washington, DC
  • Violencia y narcotrˆfico en Cali y Ciudad Juˆrez - The Public/Citizen Insecurity in Latin America: A Regional approach Conference, 2013 - 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
  • The Drug War in Mexico: Beyond money and munitions - EPIIC Symposium, 2012 - Tufts University
  • Narcotrˆfico 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
  • State power, criminal competition and violence, 2012 - Boston, MA
  • 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
  • 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
  • Partisan clues: the role of political parties in Latin American referenda, 2009 - Rio de Janeiro
  • Partisan clues: the role of political parties in Latin American referenda, 2009 - Chicago, IL
  • The colombianization of Mexico: Setting appropriate terms of debate - Violence in Mexico: Beyond Sensationalism Conference, 2009
  • The context matters: Recent experiences with referendums and democratic consolidation in Latin America, 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, 2006 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Do plebiscites foster democratic institutions and accountability, 2006 - Chicago, IL