Hernán Flom

Hernán Flom is a political scientist who researches organized crime, violence, and policing. His work has been published in Comparative Politics, Governance, Latin American Politics and Society, and the Journal of Urban Affairs, among others. His book, The informal regulation of criminal markets in Latin America, is forthcoming at Cambridge University Press. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Trinity College

He obtained his PhD in Political Science from UC Berkeley (2016), specializing in Comparative Politics and Latin American Politics. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies of the University of Notre Dame and worked as a Coordinator for the National Ministry of Security of Argentina, and as a consultant on citizen security for the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Organization of American States (OAS), among others.

Flom grew up in Argentina before attending graduate school in the US. He is fluent in English and Portuguese and conducted extensive fieldwork in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. He currently resides in Hartford, CT with his wife and daughter.

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