Arantxa Rodriguez-Uribe

Position
Politics
Bio/Description

Research Interests: Organized Crime, Conflict, Political Economy of Development, Behavioral Science. 

Topic / Title of Dissertation: Gang recruitment: the decision maker’s perspective. 

Arantxa Rodriguez-Uribe is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics. She is a fellow at Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (QAPS) and a member of Research on Policing Reform and Accountability (RoPRA).

Her research interests include organized crime, conflict, political economy of development, decision theory, and behavioral science. In her dissertation “Gang recruitment: the decision maker’s perspective” she analyzes gang participation through the lenses of decision theory. She has a regional focus on Latin America and is currently working in Medellin, Colombia. Beyond her dissertation, Rodriguez-Uribe’s research interests span from conflict and armed groups to informal governance institutions in state and peace-building contexts, to state capacity and development.