Thesis: 'The Violent Disconnection: Broken Societies and the Logic of Civil Disorder in Latin America'
My research examines the varied trajectories of protest violence in contemporary Latin America. I study the causal mechanisms that shaped violent events during mass mobilisations over the last decade, seeking to explain how and why they differed across countries. I am doing this using a comparative historical analysis, combining extensive historical research, descriptive data, and ethnographic fieldwork in Argentina, Chile and Colombia.
Prior to joining the LSE, I worked as a conflict and security advisor in the Ministry of Interior and Public Security of Chile (2014-2018). I hold a B.A. in Political Science from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and a MSc in Conflict Studies from the LSE.
My research is funded by the Chilean National Agency for Research and the Sir Patrick Gillam Scholarship Fund.