Project: Women, Drugs & Violence in Caracas Barrio: An Ethnographic Perspective
Veronica Zubillaga is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas. She holds a Doctorate in Sociology from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. Her research interests include: Urban violence and drug trafficking in Latin America and the intersections of structural violence and social subjectivities. She has conducted extensive qualitative research with particular emphasis in ethnography. In recent years Zubillaga has combined academia with public impact on the domain of social violence, specifically promoting an arms control and disarmament public policy in Venezuela. Her publications include the co-authored books: Violencia Armada y Acuerdos de Convivencia en una Comunidad Caraqueña ; La sociedad de la incertidumbre. She has published in Current Sociology; Revista Mexicana de Sociología; Nueva Sociedad, and several book chapters. Research grants include: Fulbright Scholarship; The Open Society Foundations; the Security Challenges in the Americas Fellowship for Visiting Scholars at CLACS, Brown University. She was a Craig M. Cogut Visiting Professor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at Brown University last year, where she will also be during the fall 2015 semester.