Osorio Wins UNODC Best Dissertation Prize
July 1, 2015
Former PhD Fellow Javier Osorio has garnered the top prize in the International Thesis Competition on Victimization, Crime and Justice in Latin America held annually by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Center of Excellence in Statistical Information on Government, Crime, Victimization and Justice. Osorio received the award for his doctoral dissertation, “Hobbes on Drugs: Understanding Drug Violence in Mexico.”
Now assistant professor of political science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), Osorio is continuing his research on criminal violence in Latin America. His paper “The Contagion of Drug Violence: Spatiotemporal Dynamics of the Mexican War on Drugs” was recently published in the Journal of Conflict Resolution in special issue on Mexican drug violence.
Before joining the faculty at John Jay, Osorio was a post-doctoral fellow at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University.