I study organized crime, corruption, and political violence. My research focuses on urban crime and corruption in Latin America, and its effects on democracy and rule of law. I have a unique expertise for advising students that study organized crime, policing, political violence, or corruption, and I'd be happy to advise students that study other relevant topics in the Americas as well: migration, rule of law, and political economy of development. In the past, I've advised projects on the Venezuelan diaspora in the United States and civil society and social movements in present-day Cuba. I have broad experience in many different types of research methods - I conducted a large-scale survey and use geospatial and quantitative methods for my own research, in addition to qualitative interviews. I speak Spanish and Portuguese fluently. Please get in touch with any questions!