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Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Angélica Durán-Martínez is an associate professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown University, an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University, and a B.A. in Political Science from Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Her research interests include the relations between organized crime, violence, and the state in Latin America, drug policy, and the interconnections between criminal and political violence.
Her research has received funding from the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), the Social Science Research Council (IDRF-SSRC) and the Open Society Foundation through the Drugs, Security, and Democracy fellowship. She is the author of “The Politics of Drug Violence: Criminals, Cops, and Politicians in Colombia and Mexico” (Oxford University Press, 2018), winner of the best book prize from the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime, and of the Peter Katzenstein book award for best first book in international relations, comparative politics, or political economy.
She has also published in numerous journals including Comparative Political Studies, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Peace Research, Latin American Politics and Society, Comparative Political Studies, and Crime, Law and Social Change. She has taught at UMass Lowell since 2013.
Research Fellow, School of Social Science, University of Queensland
Professor, Faculty of Security, St. Kliment Ohridski University - External Associate
National Secretary at Argentinian Chamber of Professionals in Integrated Security (CAPSI)
Commander, Australian Federal Police
Coordinator of Focused Police Crime Prevention Strategies, Ministry of Interior, Uruguay
Assistant Commissioner, New Zealand Police
Professor of Sociology, Federal University of Sao Carlos; Researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies CEM
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, New York University
Chairman, International IP Crime Investigators College / Director & Founder, Ellis & Associates Ltd
Project Manager, World Customs Organization