Andres Uribe is a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he studies political violence in democracies. His dissertation project, "Coercion and Capture in Democratic Politics," examines how violent nonstate groups seek to influence the democratic process. Through analysis of rebel, paramilitary, and criminal groups in Latin America, it identifies the conditions that lead these actors to intervene in electoral politics, the structural forces that determine whether they succeed or fail, and the consequences of these interventions for democratic institutions and policy outcomes. Other projects explore processes of competitive statebuilding during civil war, governance by non-state actors, and the rhetorical strategies of anti-democratic politicians.
Andres’ research has been supported by the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies. He was a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Peace Scholar in 2019-20, and holds an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a BA in History from Harvard College. Before graduate school, Andres worked in international capacity building at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC.
You can read more about Andres at his website, www.andresduribe.com.