We are a group of young scholars from different universities and nationalities across the globe conducting research related to security, organised crime and violence.

Please click on our individual profiles below for more information about our research projects and biographies:

Alejandra Otamendi
University of Buenos Aires
Those Who Demand “Mano Dura”: Public Punitiveness in Buenos Aires (2000 – 2010) Argentina
Alexandra Abello Colak
University of Bradford
Security Provision in Impoverished Urban Communities and the Construction of Social Orders: The Case of Medellin (2002 – 2012) Colombia
Caroline Delgado
University of Manchester
Uncovering Human Insecurities: A study of the impacts of interventions aimed at restoring security in the intertwined armed conflict and drug trade in Colombia Colombia
Elizabeth Kerr
University of Bradford
Forced Displacement in Latin America: Exploring Issues of Citizenship in the Case of Colombia’s Internally Displaced Colombia
Jenna Murray de López
University of Manchester
Woman, Body, Political Economy: Anthropology of Pregnancy in Chiapas, Mexico Mexico
Jorrit Kamminga
Universidad de Valencia
Towards an international economic security regime for alternative development in illicit drug producing countries. Exploring international support for alternative livelihoods in Colombia through case studies from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Meta and Tumaco Colombia
Juan Carlos Ruíz
University of Essex
Violence in the Outskirts of the City, Santiago de Chile Chile
Kari Mariska Pries
University of Glasgow
On Order and Good Government in Violent Democracies: National and International Policy Approaches to Citizen Security in Central America El Salvador & Guatemala
Natalia Cervantes
University of Manchester
Urban violence and crime prevention through community-led development planning Mexico
Nicholas Pope
SOAS, University of London
The Urban ‘Wild West’: A political economy of paramilitaries in Rio de Janeiro (2001-2017) Brazil
Susan Hoppert-Flaemig
University of Bradford
A Salvadoran Turnaround? The FMLN’s Response to Citizen Security Needs El Salvador
Verena Brähler
University College London
Inequality of Security: Violent Pluralism and Territory in Six Neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Brazil

If you would like to join our group and have the opportunity to post regularly on our blog, please send us an email: researchingsecurity@gmail.com.

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