Dr. Eduardo Moncada is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. His research agenda focuses on the political origins and consequences of crime and violence in the developing world.
His first book, Cities, Business and the Politics of Urban Violence in Latin America (2016), shows how political relations between politicians, business elites, and criminal actors shape the ways in which cities respond to the challenge of urban violence. Dr. Moncada’s work has appeared in the Journal of Comparative Politics, Latin American Research Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Ethnic and Racial Studies.
In his current book project, he is analyzing the conditions that shape the surprisingly different ways that business firms resist protection rackets in parts of Latin America. Dr. Moncada holds an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. in political science from Brown University.