Juan Corredor-Garcia

City University of New York

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I am a political sociologist originally from Neiva, Colombia. I am currently doing a PhD in political science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). My work spans comparative politics, criminal and political violence, and environmental politics, with a substantive focus on violent conflicts in the Amazon. I completed my B.A. in Political Science at Universidad del Rosario in 2017 and my MPhil at Sciences Po Bordeaux in 2020.

My research sheds light on the politics of green militarization in the Amazon Rainforest, that is, the use of military actors, techniques, technologies, and partnerships in the pursuit of conservation. Another recent body of my work focuses on the study of the pathways of post-conflict violence in Colombia, with a particular attention in the killings of human rights defenders since 2016. My scholarship has been published in Alternatives (2023), Small Wars & Insurgencies (2022), and Sociedad y Economía (2022).

I am the recipient of a 2021 Fulbright Fellowship, a 2018 join-degree scholarship from Universidad del Rosario, and the 2018 recipient of the Eiffel Scholarship Program of Academic Excellence to pursue a master in France. My field work has been supported by the American Political Science Association, the CUNY Graduate Center, and the Ralph Bunche Institute. Prior joining graduate school, I worked as a researcher for the United Nations Development Program, the Colombian Truth Commission, and InSight Crime. 

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Organized crime in Latin America

18 October 2023, 07:00 PM
Jose Pablo Ampudia Damián Zaitch Juan Corredor-Garcia Fausto Carbajal-Glass Sarah W. Hirsch