The Global Initiative Network

GIN Member

Dr. Juan Guillermo Albarracín Dierolf

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Chicago

Juan Albarracín Dierolf is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois Chicago and a research affiliate of the Notre Dame Violence and Transitional Justice Lab (V-TJ) at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies of the University of Notre Dame. Previously he served as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame and Assistant Professor at Universidad Icesi (Cali, Colombia). His research focuses on the threats to political and civil rights in cases of mass-scale violence. In this sense, his work lies at the intersection of studies of democratization, criminal and political violence, criminal governance, and political institutions. He employs multiple methods ranging from experiments and quantitative analysis with observational data to case studies based on extensive fieldwork.

Albarracín Dierolf’s research has been recognized and supported by groups including the American Political Science Association, the Latin American Studies Association, the Network for the Study of Drugs in Latin America (Redesdal), the Inter-American Foundation, the Fulbright Commission in Colombia, the German-Colombian Peace Institute, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in Colombia, and the German Academic Exchange Service.


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