About

I am a Mexico-based researcher working on migration, security, street gangs, and drug policy in Mexico and Central America.

After obtaining a PhD in International Politics at Aberystwyth University I completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). Susequently, I worked at the Instituto para la Seguridad y la Democracia (INSYDE) where I was project coordinator and princpal investigator on the “Assessment Study of the National Migration Institute.”

Currently I am a researcher with the Drug Policy Programme at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) Región Centro in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

Research interests:
NGOs & Civil Society
Democratic Consolidation
Migration & Displacement
Crime & Violence
Street Gangs & Gang Policies
Public Security
Policing
Prisons
Transnational Security Threats
Organised Crime (especially Drug Trafficking)
Drug Policy

Regional and country expertise:
Central America (especially El Salvador)
Mexico

Contact information:
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) Región Centro
Circuito Tecnopolo Norte No. 117
Colonia Tecnopolo Pocitos II
20313 Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
Mexico
E-mail: sonja.wolf@cide.edu
https://cide.academia.edu/SonjaWolf / http://www.cide.edu

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