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crime, violence, street gangs, migration, forced displacement, security policy, drug policy, El Salvador, Central America
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About Me

I am a CONACYT Research Fellow with the Drug Policy Program at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico. My resarch focuses on crime and violence, street gangs, migration and forced displacement as well as security and drug policies, especially in Mexico and Central America. My first research monograph, “Mano Dura: The Politics of Gang Control”, will be published by the University of Texas Press in January 2017.

Recent Publications

Wolf, Sonja. Mano Dura: The Politics of Gang Control in El Salvador (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, forthcoming 2017).

Wolf, Sonja. “Migration Detention in Mexico: Accountability Limitations as a Factor for Human Rights Violations.” Revista de Investigación Social 10.17 (2015): 9-32.

Wolf, Sonja. “Mara Salvatrucha: The Most Dangerous Street Gang in the Americas?” Latin American Politics & Society 54.1 (2012): 65-99.

Wolf, Sonja. “Migration Detention in Mexico: Human Rights Denied.” Invited for inclusion in Rich Furman, Douglas Epps, and Greg Lamphear, eds. Detaining the Immigrant Other: Global and Transnational Issues (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016): 67-78.

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Country Focus
El Salvador

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