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Angelica Duran-MartinezAssistant Professor

Research Interests

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.

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

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 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

Selected Publications

  • 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," 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

Selected Presentations

  • 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