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Zulia Orozco Reynoso

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

Zulia Orozco Reynoso specializes in transnational organized crime, violence, and anti-money laundering in the Mexican real estate sector. She is currently researching the urban and economical effects of kidnapping and disappearances in the border city of Tijuana, Mexico. Besides holding a Ph.D. in Urban Studies, a Master of Law, and a Bachelors degree in Sociology, she has a sharp and extended experience in fieldwork in Mexico, but particularly in Tijuana where she lives in one of the most violent boroughs of the city. She has collaborated at Justice in Mexico and has taught courses at the local State University (UABC for its Spanish acronym). She has been visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, the City University of New York, and at the University of California, San Diego. She was awarded a Fulbright and Lincoln Institute fellowships.


Book Chapters


  • Orozco, Zulia y Matthew Lorenzen (2019) Economía criminal y violencia en Tijuana, en Anuario Latinoamericano. Ciencia Política y Relaciones Internacionales. Polonia, Universidad Maria Curie – Sklodowska, pp. 145 – 166. ISSN 2392-0343.
  • Frausto, Obed, Mathew Lorenzen and Zulia Orozco (2016) “From justice to politics and back. The Ayotzinapa case after it’s first anniversary: pressure from different social actors and the Mexican government’s response” working paper.
  • Orozco, Zulia y Mathew Lorenzen (2015) “Ayotzinapa: Nuestro Retrato Frente al Espejo”, Acta Sociológica Nº 69, Facultad de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Orozco, Zulia (2015) #Crimenetworks @ at the Extra – Legal Governance Institute of the Oxford University
  • Orozco, Zulia (2015) #Crimenorganizado @ at
  • Orozco, Zulia (2007) ¨Organización y Participación Social de Migrantes Mexicanos en la Ciudad de Nueva York (2000 – 2006)’ at Cecilia Imaz (2007) ¿invisibles? migrantes internacionales en la escena política. México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, pp. 289 – 302.

Book Reviews

  • Orozco, Zulia (2016) “Decoding Albanian Organized Crime” for the International Sociological Association (ISA) In editing process
  • Orozco, Zulia (2015) “Soldiers without Frontiers: Asymmetric Warfare”, for the International Sociological Association (ISA)

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