Dr Carlos A Perez Ricart

Dr Carlos A Perez Ricart

Mexico Visiting Fellow
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Carlos Pérez Ricart (St. Antony’s College) is Postdoctoral Fellow in the Contemporary History and Public Policy of Mexico at the University of Oxford.

He is member of both the History Faculty and the Latin American Centre (LAC). He holds a PhD in Political Science and in Latin American Studies from a Comparative and Transregional Perspective at the Freie Universität Berlin and has a degree in International Relations of El Colegio de México. His PhD thesis addressed the activities of law enforcement agencies in the United States and the transnational construction of the war on drugs in Mexico between 1938 and 1978.

His general research and teaching interests include the relationship between Mexico and the United States, security and organized crime, drug policies and state formation. He is currently conducting a research project which aims to examine the history of the Mexican police from a long-term historical and global perspective.

His research has been published (or is forthcoming) in journals such as Foro Internacional, Global Governance, Kriminologisches Journal, Frontera Norte, Revista Colombiana de Sociología, Contextualizaciones Latinoamericanas and Critical Reviews on Latin American Research. He recently coedited the book Después de Ayotzinapa: Crimen Organizado, Sociedad y Estado en México (2017, Tranvía Verlag).

He teaches a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including “state, organized crime, drug trafficking in Latin America”, “Modern Mexico 1876-1994” and “Qualitative Methods and Research Strategies for Latin America Research”. Carlos serves as the senior member of the Oxford Latin American Society.