Arturo Alvarado

Visiting Research Scholar and Visiting Professor, Program in Latin American Studies (Fall 2019)

ARTURO ALVARADO (Ph.D., El Colegio de México). Professor and former director of the Center for Sociological Studies at El Colegio de México. He is currently the coordinator of the Rodolfo Stavenhagen Chair in Human Rights sponsored by El Colegio de México and the National Commission of Human Rights. His research interests include human rights, justice, and urban governance and democracy in Latin America. Alvarado has authored, co-authored, and edited multiple books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Revista Mexicana de Sociología, Estudios Sociológicos, Urbio, and Revista de Investigações Constitucionais. His most recent book is Vidas Truncadas, el exceso de homicidios en la juventud de América Latina, 1990-2010 (El Colegio de México, 2015). Alvarado is currently the President of the International Sociological Association RC39 Research Committee on Social Deviance. While at Princeton, Alvarado will work on a comparative study about the eroding impact of organized crime on democratic governance in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia as well as a manuscript that will analyze how organized violence affects justice, security, and eroded democratic governance in these countries, and in the region.