Fernando Chinchilla
Senior Fellow
Fernando A. Chinchilla is Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations and Political Science (UDLAP) since January 2017. He is also an associate member of the laboratory Les Afriques dans le Monde (attached to the Institut d’études politiques in Bordeaux, France), member of the scientific committee at the Laboratorio de Criminología y Estudios sobre la Violencia at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Perú, and founder member/Executive Director of the Transnational Center for Sustainable Peace.
Chinchilla was Assistant Professor at the University of Monterrey (2012-15), a summer 2015 Puentes Visiting Scholar at Mexico Center (Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy), a visiting scholar 2010-12 for the Political Studies Program at the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales in Quito (FLACSO Ecuador), and for the Political Science Department at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia (2007). As a consultant, he has collaborated with the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and the Organization of American States (OAS) Good Offices Mission in Colombia and Ecuador.
He has experience as short-term observer for the OAS (Ecuador, 2011) and the European Union (Nicaragua, 2011). His research focuses on conflict resolution, i.e., peacemaking, peacekeeping and peace-building, democratization processes and war-to-peace transitions in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Chinchilla received a Ph.D. in political science from the Université de Montréal.
Featured Publications

Chinchilla, Fernando A. (forthcoming). “A Hard-to-Escape Situation. Informal Pacts, Kingpin Strategies, and Collective Violence in Mexico”, in Crime, Law, and Social Change.

Chinchilla, Fernando A. and Tony Payan. 2017. “Changing Minds: Understanding Collective Violence in the Southeastern US-Mexico Border from a Public Health Perspective.” Journal of Borderland Studies.

Chinchilla, Fernando A. 2016. “Una paz Insegura: de la reproducción de la violencia colectiva en América Latina y el Caribe Presentación del dossier” La inseguridad en tiempos de paz: nexos entre política y violencia criminal en América Latina (An Insecure Peace: The Reproduction of Collective Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Introduction to Dossier), in Revista Iconos, Vol. 20, # 2, pp. 11-24.

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