Elaine Carey Gema Kloppe-Santamaría Jennifer Fleetwood Teresa Martinez Trujillo

Women in Drug Trafficking in LATAM

A Talk by Jennifer Fleetwood , Gema Kloppe-Santamaría , Teresa Martinez Trujillo and Elaine Carey

About this Talk

The presence of women in Drug Trafficking, especially in Latin America, has been scarcely discussed. As a result, the many roles women perform are blind spots that we need to study and analyze. Otherwise, security policies will always be inefficient, since they are denying the strategic presence that women can have. During this roundtable, we will debate, from different perspectives, how women are present in Drug Trafficking organizations.

18 October 2023, 10:00 PM

10:00 PM - 11:15 PM

About The Speakers

Jennifer Fleetwood

Jennifer Fleetwood

Goldsmiths University of London


Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

Gema Kloppe-Santamaría

Assistant Professor of Latin American History, George Washington University

Sociologist and historian specializing on violence, gender, and crime in Latin America. Assistant Professor at George Washington University, Global Fellow at The Wilson Center, Author of "In the Vortex of Violence".


Teresa Martinez Trujillo

Teresa Martinez Trujillo

Tecnológico de Monterrey

Assistant Professor at the School of Social Science and Government at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico. She coordinates research projects at Noria Research, Program for Mexico and Central America and is an associate researcher at the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po, Paris.


Elaine Carey

Elaine Carey

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University in Michigan and historian of Mexico, crime, social movements, and gender.