Advisory Board Member
Dr. Lucía Dammert is professor at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile.
She has worked in academic institutions in the United States, Argentina and Chile. Formerly she served as the director of the Security and Citizenship Program at FLACSO Chile and executive director of the Global Consortium on Security Transformation. Her publications include books and articles on community participation, citizen security, social conflict and urban issues in national and international journals.
Her most recent books are Maras: Gang Violence and Security in Central America (2011) edited with Thomas Bruneau and Elizabeth Skinner and published by the University of Texas Press and Fear and Crime in Latin America: Redefining State-Society Relations (2012), published by Routledge. At the public policy level she has participated in citizen security programs in diverse countries throughout Latin America, including advising the Ministers of the Interior of Argentina and Chile and the Ministry of Public Security in Mexico.
She has been a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank, the Organization of American States, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and the European Commission, in countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of Leiden, Holland and an MA in urban and regional planning (1997) and certificate in Latin American studies (1997) from the University of Pittsburgh.