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Arturo Alvarado

Arturo Alvarado

Professor
Center for Sociological Studies in El Colegio de Mexico
Mexico

Biography

Dr. Arturo Alvarado has a Ph. D. in Social Science with concentration in Sociology. Since 1986, he is a full time professor at Centro de Estudios Sociológicos in El Colegio de Mexico, and director of the same Center since 2012. He is a specialist in topics of justice, human rights and security. He has done numerous investigations and evaluations related with violence, criminality and justice in Latin America. He is consultor of international programs for the UN and the World Bank. In 2009 was invited as “Maitre de Conférences” at the Institute de Hautes Etudes D’Amérique Latine (IHEAL) at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle. He has been appointed Cogut Visiting Professor at Brown University (2006), Visiting Fellow for the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT 2003 and 2004) and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars as Visiting Scholar (2004). He’s the author of “El tamaño del infierno. Un estudio sobre la criminalidad y en la Zona Metropolitana de la Ciudad de México” (2012), and “Vidas Truncadas, el exceso de mortalidad en América Latina” (2015). He was also coordinator and autor of “Violencia Juvenil y Acceso a la Justicia en América Latina” (2014). Another recent publication is related to Elections in Mexico: “Elecciones en México: cambios, permanencies y retos” (2016). Several of these titles have been publicated by El Colegio de México.

Research Interest

He is a specialist in topics of justice, human rights and security. He has done numerous investigations and evaluations related with violence, criminality and justice in Latin America. He is consultor of international programs for the UN and the World Bank.