THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE NETWORK
Investigator, Drug Policy Program, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Sonja Wolf holds a PhD in International Politics from Aberystwyth University. She has held post-doctoral fellowships at the ITAM and the UNAM in Mexico City where she carried out research on transnational street gangs, organised crime and security assistance programes in Central America. Subsequently, she worked at the Mexico City-based Institute for Security and Democracy where she conducted a comprehensive assessment of Mexico’s National Migration Institute. She is currently a researcher with the Drug Policy Programme at the Centre for Economic Research and Teaching in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
- “Creating Folk Devils: Street Gang Representations in El Salvador’s Print Media,” Journal of Human Security 8.2 (2012): 36-63.
- “Mara Salvatrucha: The Most Dangerous Street Gang in the Americas?” Latin American Politics & Society 54.1 (2012): 65-99.
- “El Salvador’s Pandilleros Calmados: The Challenges of Contesting Mano Dura through Peer Rehabilitation and Empowerment,” Bulletin of Latin American Research 31.2 (2012): 190-205.
- “Ethnographic encounters: civil society campaigns against El Salvador’s Mano Dura.” In Mauro Cerbino, ed., Más allá de las pandillas: violencias, juventudes y resistencias en el mundo globalizado, Vol. II (Quito: FLACSO, 2011): 61-96.